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


Scaled Quails are pale, gray or bluish birds with scale-like markings. They have a short bushy white crest. Scaled Quails can be found in the four-corner states, Oklahoma, Kansas, Texas, and into Mexico. They live in arid lowlands with sparse shrubs. They eat seeds, leaves, shoots, berries, and insects. I found this Scaled Quail in… Read More SCALED QUAIL


Cactus Wrens are larger than any other North American Wrens. They have distinguished heavy spotting in their feathers, a reddish cap, and a white supercilium. Cactus Wrens¬†live in arid desert areas in the southwest United States and into Mexico. They can be found among cactus, mesquite, and yuccas. They are the official state bird of… Read More CACTUS WREN