near Cottonwood Springs
A black-tailed jackrabbit in the morning light.
A large adult female.
A large male chuckwalla with very nice colors and a friendly disposition.
A adult female zebra-tail displaying nice colors.
A toad found on an evening walk along a trickle of water flowing down the wash from Cottonwood Springs proper.
Same night, several other toads and tadpoles were found in the trickle.
wash crossing in Cottonwood Canyon
Zebra-tailed Lizard (Callisaurus draconoides), ~4-5 inch snout-vent length, Lost Palms Oasis Trail, Joshua Tree National Park, Riverside County, California - May 2009.
Speckled Rattlesnake (Crotalus mitchellii), Lost Palms Oasis Trail, Joshua Tree National Park, Riverside County, California - May 2009.