Homework #8

While I was in New Mexico I went on a short hike in the Santa Fe National Forest. It was a pine forest, and I was a little disappointed because I really wanted to explore desert habitats more. So I posted a few pictures from here and then on my way back to Albuquerque, I stopped at a trail at the Sandia Crest foothills to look for rattlesnakes. I didn't see any, which was very sad, but I did see some cool plants there, which I included in this post as well.

If you have any idea what the "plant" I have labeled as growing on a pine tree - what is that?!

Posted by cellardoor cellardoor, April 18, 2013 18:25

Observations

Photos / Sounds

What

Junipers (Genus Juniperus)

Observer

cellardoor

Date

April 3, 2013

Photos / Sounds

What

Banana Yucca (Yucca baccata)

Observer

cellardoor

Date

April 4, 2013

Photos / Sounds

What

White Fir (Abies concolor)

Observer

cellardoor

Date

April 4, 2013

Photos / Sounds

What

Matte Saxifrage (Saxifraga bronchialis)

Observer

cellardoor

Date

April 4, 2013

Photos / Sounds

What

Cockerell’s Stonecrop (Sedum cockerellii)

Observer

cellardoor

Date

April 4, 2013

Photos / Sounds

What

Southwestern Dwarf-Mistletoe (Arceuthobium vaginatum)

Observer

cellardoor

Date

April 4, 2013

Description

Is this an epiphyte or a parasite? it was growing a a young pine tree.

Photos / Sounds

What

Thread-waisted Wasps (Family Sphecidae)

Observer

cellardoor

Date

April 4, 2013

Photos / Sounds

What

Rocky Mountain Juniper (Juniperus scopulorum)

Observer

cellardoor

Date

April 4, 2013

Photos / Sounds

What

Litocala Moth (Litocala sexsignata)

Observer

cellardoor

Date

April 4, 2013

Photos / Sounds

What

Spring White (Pontia sisymbrii)

Observer

cellardoor

Date

April 4, 2013

Photos / Sounds

What

Spinystar (Escobaria vivipara)

Observer

cellardoor

Date

April 4, 2013

Photos / Sounds

What

Pricklypears (Genus Opuntia)

Observer

cellardoor

Date

April 4, 2013

Photos / Sounds

What

Tree Cholla (Cylindropuntia imbricata)

Observer

cellardoor

Date

April 4, 2013

Photos / Sounds

What

Junipers (Genus Juniperus)

Observer

cellardoor

Date

April 4, 2013

Photos / Sounds

What

Yuccas (Genus Yucca)

Observer

cellardoor

Date

April 4, 2013

Photos / Sounds

What

American Black Bear (Ursus americanus)

Observer

cellardoor

Date

April 4, 2013

Description

I wish I had laid something out for scale. I am no expert at scat ID -any thoughts?

Photos / Sounds

What

Club-Cholla (Grusonia clavata)

Observer

cellardoor

Date

April 4, 2013

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