Not sure what type of bug this is but I found it under a small log.
Looks very familiar, however, I was unable to identify it.
Very distinct leaves with black spots on them.
A dry version of the Annual bur-sage.
This plant has several thorns on it's stem. It looks like the invasive Himalayan Blackberry.
I couldn't help but notice how similar black sage and horehound are. Both have rough leaves with those long stems poking out.
Black willow is one of the most common species at the Hahamongna watershed park.
This was the only palo verde tree that i encountered at Hahamongna Park. It took me a while to figure out what it was. This tree looks very dry but they are commonly used as an ornamental.
I found this palm all by its self at the Hahamongna watershed park.
This was the only mushroom that I found throughout the whole park. I was actually pretty excited to see one.
I thought maybe this was some type of lettuce growing out in the wild. Apparently it is curly dock. The seeds can be ground into flour and the plant is edible. The roots also have some medicinal uses.
I found about ten of these larvae under a large log.
A very dry spear thistle.
This small bush had small green fruits all over it. I'm not sure what it is.
You can find these frogs scattered around Hahamongna park.
Love the smell of Eucalyptus.
Found several of these under a large log.
A very dry version of the cocklebur
A very dry black mustard plant.
I always see this plant with the long caterpillar like tips.
Beautiful cactus with fruits.
I had never seen a black cricket until now. I was amazed at how shiny the head is. It almost looks metallic.
Stumbled upon an ant's nest. These ants are very small in size. Not sure if I have the correct scientific name for them.
It was nice to see the flowers of this Baccharis salicifolia.
This plant is very common in the Hahamongna Canyon.
I love the smell of white sage.
There's a whole lot of this stuff on the mountain sides on the way to Echo mountain.
Large bush with long white flowers. I am not 100% positive about my ID.