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12 de septiembre de 2017


I just returned from a four-day weekend in the Guaymas area of Sonora. Nacapule Canyon was the main focus, and I must say it was more amazing than I expected. I can hardly imagine a young R Felger so many years ago entering this oasis and deciding to document the flora. The diversity is overwhelming and the scenery spectacular. The temperatures were very hot (9 thru 12 Sept. 2017). I chose this window in part because a recent tropical storm visited the area with good rain, which I anticipated would bring out a lot of flowers and insects.
From Phoenix I took a very comfortable Mexican bus line departing at 8:30 p.m. I arrived in Guaymas the next morning at 6 a.m., not fully rested, but rested enough to begin my excursions by foot. I had booked a room in Guaymas not knowing how easy a ride to San Carlos was. Within Guaymas there are a number of tall rocky hills and with recent rains these were verdant with fresh vegetation. Along the roadways I found a number of widespread tropical weeds, plus a few native plants. Shorebirds were scarce. Aedes mosquitoes and no-see-ums (Culicoides) were enough to be unpleasant. Humpfrey's Grasshoppers were seemingly everywhere.

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