Common green lichen on granite in Joshua tree
White and black lichen at Joshua Tree. Finger tip included for rough scale
Rock tripe at Joshua Tree
Shrub at the Echo Rocks area in Joshua Tree
Common five petalled pink desert flower in Joshua Tree
Cactus whose needles have a wispy/furry appearance
Orange crustose lichen on granite in Joshua Tree
Gray granite growing lichen in Joshua Tree, black apothecia
Foliose granite growing lichen with pale gray (or white) upper surface and brown lower
Mound growing cactus
A light colored cholla.
Height ~1 m.
Elevation ~1,300 m (4,400')
Spines up to ~4 cm long and translucent yellow
A yellow flowered legume
A prickly pear cactus
(not desert) mistletoe - host shrub was leafless
A seven-petaled yellow desert flower
Ant or ant-like insect? 6 mm long. Joshua Tree canyon. Mojave Desert.
Nocturnal porch light seeking moth
Wing span was about 25mm tip to tip
Soldier beetle found on porch in the morning after leaving the light on overnight.
Large, approximately 15 mm from head to end of elytra, or slightly longer.
Mantid egg case, urban habitat (eaves of a building).
Nocturnal large porch moth - top view. Wingspan was around 55 mm tip to tip (top two index finger digits on me).
Cultivated cork oak shading a picnic bench
Wood growing fungus on oak
Soil growing yellow capped gilled mushroom under oak leaves
Soil growing gilled mushroom under oak leaves