A Sagebrush Lizard is usually found in altitudes from 500 to 10,500 feet, in the western part of the United States. Their name comes from sagebrush plants that they are commonly found, although they can be found in pinon-juniper, fir, or redwood woodlands. They are diurnal, and move around quickly, they will hide in crevices,… Read More HIGH DESERT LIZARD
The Desert Globemallow has many stems and clusters of vibrant orange-red flowers, which bloom generally from March to June among desert fields, rocky slopes, or pinon-juniper areas. Globemallow plants are very drought tolerant and the seeds are edible. They are native to parts of the southwest U.S. and Mexico. I found these in the high… Read More HIGH DESERT GLOBEMALLOW
A Desert Barberry is a southwest native evergreen shrub. They have tiny flowers that bloom from April to July. They bear blue/black berries. They can be found in open high desert areas, including Pinyon-Juniper forest areas. Here is one in bloom in the high desert in northern Arizona.
Here is a blooming Potts Prickly Pear cactus in northern Arizona.