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  1. Crustose Lichen

    Crustose Lichen

    Crustose Lichen: I liked the numbers of different crustose lichens growing near and on top of one another on this granitic boulder. Lost Mine Trail, Big Bend National Park, Brewster County, Texas, USA. Piyon/juniper/oak belt at ca. 1,859 m (6,100 ft) elevation.
  2. Mexican Black Bear

    Mexican Black Bear

    Mexican Black Bear (Ursus americanus subsp. eremicus: Ursidae) Photographed in Big Bend National Park, Brewster County, Texas, USA, Green Gulch, Chisos Mountains near Panther Pass. Piyon/juniper/oak belt at ca. 1,646 m (5,400 ft) elevation.
  3. Marine Blue

    Marine Blue

    Marine Blue (Leptotes marima: Lycaenidae) Wingspan 1.9-2.6 cm (0.75-1.0 in). Photographed this small butterfly nectaring Catclaw Mimosa (Mimosa aculeaticarpa var. biuncifera: Fabaceae) in the Chisos Mountains Basin, Big Bend National Park, Brewster County, Texas, USA. Piyon/juniper/oak belt at...
  4. Lincoln's Sparrow

    Lincoln's Sparrow

    Lincolns Sparrow (Melospiza lincolnii) Sexes similar. Photographed in an urban setting with the surrounding area being over grazed desert grassland of the Chihuahuan Desert with scattered cacti and desert shrubs at ca. 1,239 m (4,060 ft) elevation. Marathon, Brewster County, Texas, USA.
  5. Thompson's Yucca

    Thompson's Yucca

    Thompsons Yucca (Yucca thompsoniana: Agavaceae) One of four (4) species of Yucca found in Big Bend National Park. Thompsons Yucca grows tree-like and reaches heights of 1.8-3.7 m (6-12 ft) tall. Photographed near Panther Junction, Big Bend National Park, Brewster County, Texas, USA...
  6. A Real Butte

    A Real Butte

    A butte on the east side of the historic Homer Wilson Ranch off the Ross Maxwell Scenic Drive on the west side of the Chisos Mountains. Big Bend National Park, Brewster County, Texas, USA. Elevation of peak is 1,468 m (4,817 ft).
  7. Pipevine Butterfly

    Pipevine Butterfly

    Pipevine Swallowtail (Battus philenor: Papilionidae) Wingspan of 7-13 cm (2.8-5.1 in). Photographed nectaring Texas Thistle (Cirsium texanum: Asteraceae) in Boquillas Canyon, Big Bend National Park, Brewster County, Texas, USA. Riparian at ca. 570 m (1,870 ft) elevation.
  8. House Finch (male)

    House Finch (male)

    House Finch (Carpodacus mexicanus subsp. frontalis) Male, species sexually dimorphic. Photographed this male foraging on Ocotillo (Fouquieria splends) in an urban setting with the surrounding area being over grazed desert grassland of the Chihuahuan Desert with scattered cacti and desert shrubs...
  9. Terminus of the Lost Mine Trail

    Terminus of the Lost Mine Trail

    From the terminus of the Lost Mine Trail on Crown Mountain looking southward in Big Bend National Park, Brewster County, Texas, USA. Below is Juniper Canyon. On the right is the East Rim of the Chisos Mountains. Straight out is Elephant Tusk with Tortuga Mountain being in front of Elephant...
  10. Grinding Hole

    Grinding Hole

    Grinding Hole reportedly made by prehistoric peoples in the limestone bedrock along the Rio Grande for grinding seeds. The holes can be found in several areas along the river. Numerous holes are clustered together. An immovable Metate (lol). Boquillas Canyon, Big Bend National Park, Brewster...
  11. Havard's Century Plant

    Havard's Century Plant

    Havards Century Plant (Agave havardiana: Agavaceae) These agaves range from 0.61-1.22 m (2-4 ft) tall and 0.91-1.52 m (3-5 ft) wide. The flowering scape reaches 2-7 m (6.6-23.0 ft) tall. Photographed along the Lost Mine Trail above the Chisos Basin, Big Bend National Park, Brewster County...
  12. Greater Roadrunner

    Greater Roadrunner

    Greater Roadrunner (Geococcyx californianus) Sexes similar. Photographed at Rio Grande Village, Big Bend National Park, Brewster County, Texas, USA. Disturbed Rio Grande riparian at ca. 571 m (1,872 ft) elevation. May 2014
  13. Golden-fronted Woodpecker (male)

    Golden-fronted Woodpecker (male)

    Golden-fronted Woodpecker (Melanerpes aurifrons subsp. aurifrons) Male, species sexually dimorphic. Cottonwood campground, Big Bend National Park, Brewster County, Texas, USA. Open manicured campground dominated by cottonwood and surrounded by Rio Grande riparian at 661 m (2,170 ft) elevation.
  14. Striped Bark Scorpion

    Striped Bark Scorpion

    Striped Bark Scorpion (Centuroides vittatus: Buthidae) This very common Trans-pecos Scorpion is ca. 6 cm (2.4 in) long. Photographed on a wall at night. Urban setting with the surrounding area being over grazed desert grassland of the Chihuahuan Desert with scattered cacti and desert shrubs at...
  15. Mexican Jay

    Mexican Jay

    Mexican Jay (Aphelocoma wollweberi subsp. couchii) Sexes similar. Photographed in the Chisos Mountain Basin, Big Big National Park, Brewster County, Texas, USA. Piyon/juniper/oak belt at ca. 1,646 m (5,400 ft) elevation. May 2014
  16. Southwestern Fence Lizard

    Southwestern Fence Lizard

    Southwestern Fence Lizard (Sceloporus cowiesi: Phrynosomatidae) These are fairly small lizard with a total length of ca. 15.2 cm (6 in) long. Photographed on the Lost Mine Trail, Big Bend National Park, Brewster County, Texas, USA. Dry piyon/juniper/oak woodland at ca. 1,829 m (6,000 ft) elevation.
  17. Black-chinned Hummingbird (female)

    Black-chinned Hummingbird (female)

    Black Chinned Hummingbird (Archilochus alexandri) Female, species sexually dimorphic. Hummingbirds are a primary pollinator of Ocotillo (Fouquieria splendens). Photographed this female foraging on Ocotillo in an urban setting with the surrounding area being over grazed desert grassland of the...
  18. Orchard Oriole (male)

    Orchard Oriole (male)

    Orchard Oriole (Icterus spurius subsp. spurius) Photographed this male foraging on Ocotillo (Fouquieria splendens) in an urban setting with the surrounding area being over grazed desert grassland of the Chihuahuan Desert with scattered cacti and desert shrubs at ca. 1,239 m (4,060 ft) elevation...
  19. Orchard Oriole (female)

    Orchard Oriole (female)

    Orchard Oriole (Icterus spurius subsp. spurius) Photographed this female foraging on Ocotillo (Fouquieria splendens) in an urban setting with the surrounding area being over grazed desert grassland of the Chihuahuan Desert with scattered cacti and desert shrubs at ca. 1,239 m (4,060 ft)...
  20. Cactus Wren with Grasshopper

    Cactus Wren with Grasshopper

    Cactus Wren with grasshopper (Campylorhynchus brunneicapillus subsp. couesi) Photographed on a wall in an urban setting surrounded by an over grazed desert grassland of the Chihuahuan Desert with scattered cacti and desert shrubs at ca. 1,239 m (4,060 ft) elevation. Marathon, Brewster County...
  21. Western Coachwhip

    Western Coachwhip

    Western Coachwhip (Masticophis flagellum subsp. testaceus: Colubridae) This is a fast moving non poisonous snake that is fairly common in the Chihuahuan Desert. It is certainly the most visible and most often seen snake in the Chihuahuan Desert. Average size adults range from 127-183 cm (50-72...
  22. Rock Squirrel

    Rock Squirrel

    Rock Squirrel (Otospermophilus variegatus subsp. couchii: Sciuridae) Photographed in the Chisos Mountains Basin, Big Bend National Park, Brewster County, Texas, USA. Piyon/juniper/oak belt at ca. 1,646 m (5,400 ft) elevation.
  23. Hester's Pincushion Cactus

    Hester's Pincushion Cactus

    Hesters Pincushion Cactus (Coryphantha hesteri: Cactaceae) The stems only rise 1.0-1.5 cm (0.39-0.59 in) above the ground (when hydrated) with showy flowers 2.0-3.4 cm (0.79-1.34 in) wide. Flowering April through early June and growing locally in Selaginella mats. Photographed on Caballos...
  24. Blanco Viznagita

    Blanco Viznagita

    Blanco Viznagita also known by many other common names (Echinomastus intertextus: Cactaceae) Photographed in the foothills of the Davis Mountains, north of Alpine, Brewster County, Texas, USA. Mountain savannah area with mixed desert grasslands interspersed with oaks at ca. 1,402 m (4,600 ft)...
  25. Duncan's Pincushion Cactus

    Duncan's Pincushion Cactus

    Duncans Pincushion Cactus (Coryphantha duncanii: Cactaceae) These little gems only stand 2.5-6 cm (1.0-2.4 in) tall. Flowers not opening very wide,1.3-1.9 cm (0.51-0.75 in) wide. This genus is represented by 17 species in Texas. Photographed on limestone hills of Mariscal Mountain in Big Bend...
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