I thought I’d write a description of my Wednesday walk on September 25th around the South Valley to give readers a background for all my nature observations. The photo above shows a typical irrigation ditchbank, with water running in the ditch to the right. Ditchbank surfaces can range from smooth-packed dirt to rugged trails choked with weeds, rocks, dead branches. and broken up paths caused by horseback riding.
That day I walked 4.82 miles and saw 18 species of birds.