We ended our day with a 4.5 mile round trip hike to Mule ears spring.
Mule ears is probably one of the most distinctive landmarks in Big Bend.Can you see why it was named Mule ears? This hike is all out in the open.. Bring plenty of water…and if its hot do this hike in the morning.. I adore these pink and purple cactus.. Pink cactus with orange rock.. Torrey Yucca blooming throughout the desert now… See the green trees… I thought that was going to be the spring we were hiking too. But no..not yet.. see the ears in the distance? Cactus blooming.. Close up of the blooms… The Mule ears… And finally we arrive at the springs…
Another Oasis in the desert…
Somehow..I lost some of my photos from this hike..I took a few more frog photos and photos of the Trees around the spring..I think my SD card gobbled them up..
Birds of the Day
Roadrunner, Cardinals,Black-throated sparrows,Says Phoebe,Vermillion flycatcher.,Common Yellowthroat,Yellow rump warbler, Meadowlark, Prrhuloxia,White crown, Black-throated, Vesper and chipping sparrows,Merlin,House finch, Spotted and Canyon towhees, Scaled Quail,Coopers hawk,Robin,Blue-gray gnatcatcher,Black-tailed Gnatcatcher, Bewicks, Rock and Canyon wrens, Chihuahuan raven
and our life bird