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Desert Mistletoe Phoradendron californicum

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autumnmoon

Date

August 15, 2018 01:51 PM MDT

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Honey Mesquite Prosopis glandulosa

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autumnmoon

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August 15, 2018 01:49 PM MDT

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Russian Thistles Genus Salsola

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autumnmoon

Date

August 15, 2018 01:54 PM MDT

Description

Future tumbleweed, germinated with monsoon rains.

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Creosote Gall Midge Asphondylia auripila

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autumnmoon

Date

August 15, 2018 01:43 PM MDT

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Creosote Bush Larrea tridentata

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autumnmoon

Date

August 15, 2018 01:44 PM MDT

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Cochineal Scale Bugs Genus Dactylopius

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autumnmoon

Date

August 15, 2018 01:54 PM MDT

Description

Cochineal scale bugs on young Cholla host plant. Note Buffel Grass in upper left quadrant of second photo.

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Buffelgrass Cenchrus ciliaris

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autumnmoon

Date

August 15, 2018 01:44 PM MDT

Description

Invasive species. Young plant germinated during monsoons, and dried rhizomes which pesent fire danger.

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Blue Palo Verde Parkinsonia florida

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autumnmoon

Date

August 15, 2018 01:48 PM MDT

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Prickly Pears Genus Opuntia

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autumnmoon

Date

September 24, 2017 11:49 AM MDT

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Vermilion Flycatcher Pyrocephalus rubinus

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autumnmoon

Date

April 5, 2017 01:31 PM MDT

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Cactus Wren Campylorhynchus brunneicapillus

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autumnmoon

Date

September 19, 2017

Description

Empty Cactus Wren nest constructed in Jumping Cholla (Cylindropuntia fulgida). Cholla is under landscape cultivation in high traffic parking lot/walkway. Nest materials include excelsior from evaporative cooling pads and red nylon netting. Nest remains empty as of August, 2018.

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Morafka’s Desert Tortoise Gopherus morafkai

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autumnmoon

Date

July 20, 2013 11:37 AM MDT

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Desert Spiny Lizard Sceloporus magister

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autumnmoon

Date

April 27, 2017 03:50 PM MDT

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autumnmoon

Date

July 16, 2018 04:58 PM MST

Description

Chlorophyllum molybdidites

false parasol

This cluster emerged next to newly poured concrete. An old piece of sidewalk was removed after having been cracked by the roots of an Arizona Ash tree. Fresh concrete and a trace of rain increased local soil moisture.

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