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Desert Broomrape Aphyllon cooperi

Observer

mccreedy

Date

April 7, 2019 09:53 AM MDT

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Blue Palo Verde Parkinsonia florida

Observer

mccreedy

Date

April 7, 2019 10:14 AM MDT

Description

Phainopepla nest

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Desert Globemallow Sphaeralcea ambigua

Observer

mccreedy

Date

April 7, 2019 10:19 AM MDT

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mccreedy

Date

April 7, 2019 10:21 AM MDT

Description

Seemed a little off for C. globosa, leaves larger, not as dark green, not as thick/stout.

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Mexican Golden Poppy Eschscholzia californica ssp. mexicana

Observer

mccreedy

Date

April 7, 2019 10:23 AM MDT

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Devil's Cholla Grusonia kunzei

Observer

mccreedy

Date

April 7, 2019 12:33 PM MDT

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Lark Bunting Calamospiza melanocorys

Observer

mccreedy

Date

April 7, 2019 09:59 AM HST

Description

Psyched to get this photo of these birds (around 40) at this location with cholla/ocotillo/saguaro

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Empress Leilia Asterocampa leilia

Observer

mccreedy

Date

April 7, 2019 10:11 AM HST

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mccreedy

Date

April 7, 2019 10:17 AM HST

Description

Two eggs. Nesting well within subspecies geographic distribution:

From Birds of North America species account on subspecies:

Two subspecies recognized, differentiated by wing and tail length (Van Tyne 1925, American Ornithologists' Union 1957, Phillips 1991). Ridgway (Ridgway 1904) noted that individuals from southern portion of Mexican plateau are largest, while those from California are smallest. Mean wing and tail length approximately 7% shorter in specimens from California than San Luis Potosí, Mexico (Van Tyne 1925; see Table 3). Unknown whether variation is clinal. Degree of overlap in different seasons and intergradation poorly known. No known variation in plumage coloration. No published study available on genetic variation across range.

(1) P. nitens lepida Van Tyne, 1925. Smaller of the two subspecies: wing 86-94 mm (female), 88-96 mm (male); tail 82-95 mm (female), 86-99 mm (male) (Pyle 1997c; see also Table 3). Occupies U.S. portion of species range from California east to w. Texas (breeding records in Culberson and Jeff Davis Cos.; Oberholser 1974c) and south to s. Baja California (Cape San Lucas) and nw. Mexico (s. Sonora and Bustillos, Chihuahua; Phillips 1991). Winters south to s. Tamaulipas and central San Luis Potosí, casually to Veracruz, Guanajuato, and Aguascalientes; spreads in summer east to sw. Texas (Phillips 1991).

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Globemallows Genus Sphaeralcea

Observer

mccreedy

Date

April 7, 2019 02:19 PM MDT

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Creosote Bush Larrea tridentata

Observer

mccreedy

Date

April 7, 2019 10:50 AM HST

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mccreedy

Date

April 7, 2019 11:10 AM HST

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Arizona Lupine Lupinus arizonicus

Observer

mccreedy

Date

April 7, 2019 03:19 PM MDT

Description

Easternmost location I know for this species.

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mccreedy

Date

April 7, 2019 11:23 AM HST

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California Buckwheat Eriogonum fasciculatum

Observer

mccreedy

Date

April 7, 2019 03:45 PM MDT

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Pinkflower Hedgehog Cactus Echinocereus engelmannii ssp. fasciculatus

Observer

mccreedy

Date

April 7, 2019 03:48 PM MDT

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Yuccas Genus Yucca

Observer

mccreedy

Date

April 7, 2019 03:50 PM MDT

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Shrubby Tiquilia Tiquilia canescens

Observer

mccreedy

Date

April 7, 2019 03:53 PM MDT

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Desert Spiny Lizard Sceloporus magister

Observer

mccreedy

Date

April 7, 2019 12:09 PM HST

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Soft Prairie Clover Dalea mollissima

Observer

mccreedy

Date

April 7, 2019 12:26 PM HST

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Cattle Saltbush Atriplex polycarpa

Observer

mccreedy

Date

April 7, 2019 02:41 PM HST

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Saltbush Woolly Stem Gall Midge Asphondylia floccosa

Observer

mccreedy

Date

April 7, 2019 02:41 PM HST

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Rambur's Forktail Ischnura ramburii

Observer

mccreedy

Date

April 7, 2019 02:47 PM HST

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Observer

mccreedy

Date

April 7, 2019 03:00 PM HST

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Bicolored Chloraspilates Chloraspilates bicoloraria

Observer

mccreedy

Date

April 7, 2019 03:12 PM HST

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Observer

mccreedy

Date

April 7, 2019 03:29 PM HST

Description

On Grusonia kunzei