One observed in dune area. Almost white spider,
Several observed in the area
Terrible picture. Primarily on hillsides in the area, but also in mesic areas lower.
Grows around permanent water sources.
A very unhappy lizard in a flooded grassland.
Bees on a sotol flower. Probably from a wild colony of european honey bees.
Several observed in hardpan, caliche, adjacent to dune field.
Several observed in the area. Photo taken 5/21/06
Most common shrub in the area.
Was abundant in area, but much has been cut out for fencing and firewood.
Uncommon shrub in the area.
Shrub that grows on hillsides
Common in area
Relatively common on slopes
Relatively common on southern-western rocky slopes.
Not much of this remains in the area since it was over harvested years ago and has yet to come back.
I think this is Yucca rostrata. Majestic species
Probably the most beautiful flowering cactus in the area. Note: Photo actually taken May 19, 2007
Common plant on "bajadas" or alluvial fans.
Typical view of desert grassland in the basin
Common pond vegetation, probably introduced as well.