Desert Subhabitats

 

Desert Wash

Typical wash in Anza-Borrego State Park (Calcite Mine area)*        Photo by Barbara Barnes

Eroded sandstone cliffs (Calcite Mine area)                                                                          Photo by Barbara Barnes

Slot canyons (Calcite mine area)                                                                                                                                            Photos by Barbara Barnes

 

  creosote bush in bloom                 Photos by Barbara Barnes                          (enlarged flowers)                                 

    

sand lupine                      Photos by Barbara Barnes                      desert primrose         

  

        smoke tree                       Photos by Barbara Barnes                             sand verbena

Palo verde tree                                                                                                                                                                     Photo by Barbara Barnes

Low Desert and Desert Slope

                                        barrel cactus                             Photos by Barbara Barnes                             ocotillo                                                 

      

desert agave in bloom                      Photos by Barbara Barnes                     (enlarged flowers)

 

  

mesquite                                       Photos by Barbara Barnes                              desert lillac     

 

indigo bush                                        Photos by Barbara Barnes                (enlarged flower)

  

                      beavertail cactus                                  Photos by Barbara Barnes                (enlarged flowers)           

   

kit fox  © 1999 California Academy of Sciences                black-tailed jackrabbit

                                                                                                © 1993 Lee Dittmann

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  desert kangaroo rat                                         coyote                                                              cactus wren   

                © 2004 California Academy of Sciences                © 1999 California Academy of Sciences                  © 2002 California Academy of Sciences                                   

 

                                                            greater roadrunner                                    © 2003 Scott Streit    

 

    

sidewinder rattlesnake                                                    chuparosa                                                          desert spiny lizard

     © 2004 Mark Bratton                                                                                                                                 © 2004 Charles E. Jones

 

Piedras Grandes (Anza-Borrego State Park)                                                                                   Photo by Barbara Barnes

 

Chaparral

 

Silver cholla and chaparral (Culp Valley area, Anza-Borrego State Park)                                                                photo by Barbara Barnes

 

                                  

California Bighorn Sheep

   photos by Gerald and Buff Corsi                 © 2000 California Academy of Sciences              © 1999 California Academy of Sciences

 

Pinyon Juniper

 

  

                        juniper                                  photos by Barbara Barnes                    (enlarged juniper berries)

 

 

Photo Credits:

Barnes, B. (2005). Assorted photographs from San Diego County, 2005. WhiteSage Cafe@AOL.com

Bratton, M. (2004). Photograph of rattlesnake. CalPhotos: Animals. Retrieved February 24, 2005 from http://elib.cs.berkeley.edu/photos/fauna/

Dittman, L. (1993). Photograph of jackrabbit. CalPhotos: Animals. Retrieved February 24, 2005 from http://elib.cs.berkeley.edu/photos/fauna/

Engles, L.G. (1999; 2002). Photographs of fox, coyote, wren. California Academy of Sciences. CalPhotos: Animals. Retrieved February 24, 2005 from http://elib.cs.berkeley.edu/photos/fauna/

Jones, C.C. (2004). Photograph of desert lizard. CalPhotos: Animals. Retrieved February 24, 2005 from http://elib.cs.berkeley.edu/photos/fauna/

Streit, S. (2003). Photograph of roadrunner. Retrieved January 29, 2005 from Bird friends of San Diego County http://www.bird-friends.com/

Vargas, G. & M. (2004). Photograph of Kangaroo rat. California Academy of Sciences. CalPhotos: Animals. Retrieved February 24, 2005 from http://elib.cs.berkeley.edu/photos/fauna/