29 Palms Inn, Twentynine Palms, CA, 18 Jan 2015
My guess is Diapheromera covilleae (Creosote bush walking stick), but it's not on iNat.
Small flock (8-10) birds bathing in small pool at Twentynine Palms Inn.
Flew overhead. Strong flaps, pointy wings, generous size, uniform underwings (no dark axillaries as would be expected on a prairie falcon, which is more common here), bold mustache mark. Large size and lack of streaks suggested adult female.
on the trail to the 49 palms oasis
Four individuals seen. Besides the two ewes and the lamb in the photo, there was a full-curl ram.
This individual looked more like a desert spiny lizard, S. magister, to me, but I'm only just learning my California herps. I'm calling it S. uniformis due to range. I gather that Joshua Tree National Park may be a transition zone between the two species...? Can anyone give me more info? Thanks!
loose flock with a minimum of six individuals