re-named the Baha California Tree Frog, was Northern Pacific Treefrog.
Rock Squirrel rarely seen in RRC.
This specimen of Grizzly Bear Prickly Pear Cactus is def the most spiny I have seen. Located on top of Fossil Hill.
Fresh B. Bluestem growing in the damp flats adjacent to Ash Creek Spring. Two feet tall.
Queen Butterfly feeding on Nevada Goldenrod (Solidago spectabilis). Viewed 15 or so in this area. Yesterday saw over 50 at Sandstone Creek, RRC.
As I was searching for frogs in Ash Creek Spring, this beautiful raptor landed in a tree 20 feet from me and let me photograph him.
Small frog, less than one inch long. Several specimens observed all with same color and size, by Ash Creek.
Note long spiky hairs on each leg.
Very strange fungi (mushroom?), located well up into canyon of dark, damp south wall, 2 weeks after a rain. Only place I have found these in Red Rock Canyon. Lots of lichens and other mushrooms located here.,, Family
2 small birds on Yucca.
Road Runner, on the run in thick brush.
Male observed eating the red berries of mistletoe.
Red-tailed Hawk, soaring up out of Fossil Ridge Canyon, RRC.
Nevada Lomatium, or N. Bisketroot. Small flower and plant.
Located on Dales Trail, just East of Pine Creek
Desert Rhubarb, beginning to flower, on Dales Trail.
Filaree (Geraniaceae Erodium circutarium). Very small, basil rosette of leaves spring up all over RRC after a rain. The surprise is the nice flower.
Mojave Golden Bush, narrow leaf (Ericameria linearifolia) on Fossil Ridge
Few scattered over the canyon floor post rain.
Herd of 15 wild Burros, 6 in this photo. Second herd of 7 Burros located one mile south.
Ranunculaceae, Desert Larkspar, seldom found in RRC. This plant is East of White Rock Hills just off the trail heading north.
Mormon Tea. Male and female plants, this plant appears to be a male.