12164 thumb August 2020 EcoQuest Guide

This guide will help with identification of the plants, animals and insects included in the August 2020 EcoQuest.

Observing these plants and animals in metro Phoenix increases our understanding of how these Sonoran Desert species are connected to the monsoon season, and ...more ↓

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creosote bush 1
Larrea tridentata
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Arizona spikemoss 2
Selaginella arizonica
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velvet mesquite 3
Prosopis velutina
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honey mesquite 4
Prosopis glandulosa
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screwbean mesquite 5
Prosopis pubescens
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Chilean Mesquite 6
Prosopis chilensis
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Palo Verde Root Borer 7
Derobrachus hovorei
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Palo Verde Borer 8
Derobrachus geminatus
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Scrub Cicadas 5
Diceroprocta
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Black Witch 9
Ascalapha odorata
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Couch's Spadefoot 10
Scaphiopus couchii
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little-leaved palo verde 11
Parkinsonia microphylla
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blue palo verde 4
Parkinsonia florida
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Desert Hackberry 13
Celtis pallida
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desert unicorn-plant 2
Proboscidea althaeifolia
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Doubleclaw 14
Proboscidea parviflora
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desert rosemallow 15
Hibiscus coulteri
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Arizona poppy 16
Kallstroemia grandiflora
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Desert Blonde Tarantula 17
Aphonopelma chalcodes

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