Here are some photos from a recent walk in the high desert on the Colorado Plateau. There is so much color out there, it is very impressive! The wildflowers are (clockwise): Tidytip, Potts Prickly Pear, Globemallow, and Phlox.
This is a Beavertail Prickly Pear Cactus I found in northern Arizona.
Desert Night Snake’s are small snakes found in most of western and southern Arizona and northern borderlands. Terrain can be grasslands, woodlands, open sandy deserts to steep rocky wooded slopes. Desert Night Snake’s are gray or tan in color with dark blotches on the back and a dark collar. A dark bar extends back from… Read More DESERT NIGHT SNAKE
Plants adapted to living in dry environments are called a xerophyte. Xerophyte’s include succulents, pineapple, poinsettia, peyote, Barbary Fig, and many others. Succulents are plants that store water in their leaves. They include cactus, aloe, jade plant, agave, yucca, and more. Both agave and yucca are rosette forming plants. Agave generally have sharp spines on… Read More YUCCA