Cave Creek in Portal, AZ

Nov. 8-10, 2013

I am a little late in getting this posted.  The Phoenix Camera Club had a field trip to Cave Creek Ranch in southeastern Arizona.  We were looking for the few red maples that are in a few places in Arizona.  We did see quite a few  yellow cottonwoods and sycamore trees.  After a 2.5 mile one way hike we determined that most of the red maple leaves had been eaten by insects and were like lace on the trees.  Cave Creek did provide a few water photos and I even found a 20 foot waterfall that the other guys did not know about.  This is a bird watching and wildlife area at and near the ranch as they feed the birds and deer.  We did see quite a few hummingbirds and saw three woodpeckers in one tree at the ranch.  Deer are unafraid and come right up on the lawn to eat the corn.

5 thoughts on “Cave Creek in Portal, AZ

  1. Hi Charles,

    We have many red Maple trees here in the Midwest. They are beautiful and especially in the fall. I have mine sprayed professionally, several time a year, to eliminate the bug problem. Your pictures are truly worthy of National Geographic status. Thanks again for sharing.

    Sue

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