Wed, 11 Dec 2013 00:19:35 PST
Here's another animal we thought we'd share with all our FB friends so you get more acquainted with our region of the world. Javelina, here in Tucson, Arizona is a pretty common site in the desert. We've had quite a few around our home in recent weeks foraging for food and eating cactus on our property, we even saw 2 baby pigs no larger than a football with their mommy. We've gotten some great pics of these animals and it never gets old seeing these guys! Here, they are in a dry wash simply foraging and travelling somewhere. ("Washes" out here are dry river beds that water flows heavily in when it rains, so there is moisture in the ground and it's usually cooler in these areas). Many people think javelina are a type of wild pig, but they are actually members of the Peccary family, a group of hoofed mammals originating from South America. Javelina are very common in much of central and southern Arizona. Javelina can be pretty aggressive and form herds of at least two to 20+ animals. They rely on each other to defend territory, protect against predators, regulate temperature and interact socially. But don't ever get near a herd with babies, they will attack you. Javelina are most active at night, but they may be active during the day when it is cold.
Tue, 10 Dec 2013 23:50:52 PST
Here's a unique gift idea that's elegant and perfect for that person that has just about everything....a living art wall aquarium! Only 5" thick, simple to install & maintain with the right additives! Fast shipping for delivery before the holiday! azgardens.com offers many different sizes and styles. Maybe take a quick peek... https://www.azgardens.com/c-279-wall-aquariums.aspx
Wed, 04 Dec 2013 23:07:33 PST
An exquisite dwarf rasbora that isn't always offered for sale, but are now in season! The Boraras merah, trade name: Phoenix rasbora. A shy little fish that will do well in small planted aquariums or heavily stocked in a large aquarium for a dramatic splash of color! Lovely & Simple to care for. http://www.azgardens.com/p-2357-phoenix-rasbora-or-boraras-merah.aspx