Western scrub jay
locally common, very many in flower
probably U. membranacea
This birds was the only one with these colorings that was swimming in the lagoon
Our crew beat down a thicket of Blackberry to reveal a patch of ferns on this moist patch, mixed also with Coyote Brush.
Common five petalled pink desert flower in Joshua Tree
densely growing vetch or pea in a moist clearing near a stream
An exuberant specimen on the generally clean bark of a crepe myrtle.