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Boyce Thompson

At the crack of dawn west of Tucson, Kelly and Marietta return from searching for Sonoran biome wildlife. To the right, Esther peers from behind a saguaro. This stroll yielded sightings of crissal thrashers, gila woodpeckers, gambel's quail, pyrrhuloxias (similar to our cardinal) and a fleeting glimpse of a dog sized tawney mammal (a bobcat?) We also heard coyotes which started singing, as if on cue, the second that Dr. Hellman mentioned that they might be present.