Our Lands and Their Creatures

Above: Redington Pass sunset, March 2003

Above: cloudburst over the San Pedro Valley in the direction of Redington

Above: Mud Turtle in Sierra Blanca Wash

Above: Ocotillo blossom May 2001

Above: twilight at the Notch Camp, January 2000

Above: Upper Hot Springs Canyon viewed from Soza Mesa, November 2002

Above: night visitor, Lower Cottonwood Seep, November 1998

Above: Moth on Desert Marigold, March 2003

 

THE LAND

The San Pedro River Valley

Geology

History

Weather, Climate, Seasonal changes

Ecoregion issues (our Area)

Invasive species

Landscapes: Sky Islands & Corridors

Maps

Hot Springs Canyon

Building Rock Wedges & Gabions

Watertanks and Springs

its FLORA

For a useful index to desert plants of our area, see this link to a page by Brad Fiero of Pima Community College: Desert Ecology

"Algae" et al.: creators of complex
life on earth

Mosses, etc.

Ferns

Cacti

Agaves, Yuccas, etc.

Trees & Shrubs

Grasses

Wildflowers

Saguaro Juniper-CHA Plant List
(compiled by Daniel Baker Sept 2007)

its FUNGI et al.

Fungi

Lichens

its FAUNA

Insects, Spiders, etc. (Arthropods)

Fish

Amphibians and Reptiles

Birds

Mammals

Please note that our treatments of these subjects are inescapably limited and cursory. For those seeking more detailed treatment of life forms we explore, see the University of Arizona's website, The Tree of Life; and the UC Berkeley Taxon Lift. For systematic classifications, UC Berkeley's Green Plant Phylogeny Research Coordination Group provides two amazingly detailed sites, which can be accessed at Hyperbolic Trees. This site enables viewers to consult either a "Research Tree" (providing a highly detailed series of tree diagrams) or a "Teaching Tree" (which will eventually provide pictures, texts, and links to other sources, though less detailed trees of plant types). For a more general exploration of the UCB botanical resources, see UCB Herbaria. U. Vermont Plants also provides limited systematics information.

Above: diverse riparian vegetation in Hot Springs Canyon

Above: Javelina in a side-wash of Lower Hot Springs Canyon, March 2001