Along the trail to Darwin Falls
Lizard at Darwin Falls, Death Valley, CA.
At the Father Crowley overlook adjacent to the ravine edge.
Above the ravine edge at the Father Crowley Overlook
I'm pretty sure this is from the Panamint Valley, along Highway 190. Death Valley National Park. (Calflora)
First horned lizard ever seen in the wild. Wish we could have gotten some insitu shots but it would not sit still so we caught and took a few pics then let it go on its way. My daughter fell in love with this lizard so it was hard for her to say goodbye.
Best looking Desert Collared Lizard I have ever see in the wild. Nice adult male basking in early morning sun of Death Valley on our first family trip there in May 2010.
Smeringurus vachoni male
Panamint Springs, Death Valley National Park
A very common desert plant, but I think I've seen it dried up and dead more often than alive and green.
Possibly G. cana, not sure.
M. parryi is the other possiblity. Please let me know if I'm wrong.
Sizable little man, under a rock around 4000 ft. Web was a bit chaotic, and it had just molted. Signs that it's Kukulcania: deep foveal groove, eyes clustered at center. Apparently males have these crazy long legs and palps.
Delicious grubs... Looks like I never figured out which species this is.
We were pretty surprised to find toads at the base of Darwin Falls. Possibly a remote population of Bufo boreas? Needs a little more research...
Radical eyelids! Many thanks to n8 for letting me borrow his 200 mm lens.
Super cool little spider that uses tiny hairs to attach sand to itself for camouflage. Also, not being able to add inverts is really beginning to bug me (ahyur). I need to fix that...