Weather: sunny and warm
Behavior: This Gila monster was just leisurely walking across the maintenance road in a westerly direction.
bent branches, small green leaves, dark brown trunk, in the desert, near the tortise
green, thorny, about 3 ft. tall,
A Barrel Cactus with yellow flowers and fruit on the top of it.
thorny, green, lots of shades, 5 ft, grows fast, grows flowers.
green,4 ft , leafy, moist, lots of branches, grows nothing, in the desert, next to Old Rango.
Night snake. I know this as Hypsiglena torquata, but a recent web search showed Hypsiglena chlorophaea. Is this a name change or a different species?
Description: A small (up to 598 mm or 23" in total length) gray, or tan snake with small, dark, gray-brown blotches on the back (dorsal blotches). The dorsal blotches are usually in a single row but are sometimes offset at the midline of the back creating two rows of small, alternating blotches. A dark collar, usually consisting three gray-brown blotches marks the neck. In some south-central Arizona specimens the lateral collar-blotches are fused to the dorsal collar-blotch. The central collar-blotch is relatively broad (compared to our other Hypsiglena) with a thin spine extending anteriorly. A dark gray-brown bar extends back from each eye and expands into the lateral collar blotch. The underside is plain pale gray. The head is relatively flat. The pupils are vertically elliptical and the scales are smooth.
-copied from Reptiles and Amphibians of Arizona http://www.reptilesofaz.org/
Tall, thin plant. Ends of plant had a flower which was about one inch tall. The ends had very small purple petals on top of a green/white fuzzy cluster
Bright pink flower on top of the cactus. Cactus has many spines and is a couple feet tall
it is a pricky pear. the pad is a foot long. the flower is yellow aWhat it is: Cactus fruit or prickly pear fruit refers to the thorny red fruit that grow on cactus.
How it tastes: Cactus fruit has a taste similar to raspberries or watermelon, with a slight bite like kiwi fruit. The fruit is filled with small seeds which make it grainy to the tongue.
Tips: Be careful when harvesting or preparing this fruit. Just like its parent, it’s covered in long sharp thorns that can be quite painful when touched
nd the pads are curved around
Shiver and silky
Green and black stripes
Black spots and a long tale
Super spiny segmented cholla
It's a cluster it has white thorns
The lizard was about 8 inches from head to tail. He was a dark color. He was maybe 1.5 to 2 inches.
Black and 1cm and looks like it has something in it mouth
Black and yellow stripes
The pads are about a foot long and yellow flowers and white spines
Small leaves about 7mm and little puff balls