Glossary of Terms & Definitions
The climate, soil, topography, and other plants and animals
in any given area.
The desert environment may seem an unlikely place for animals to thrive or ... However, desert animals have adapted to their environment, and each fills an ...
The Desert Willow: Desert Wash Environment
Plants in the Desert Wash Habitat of Joshua Tree - Desert Willow Tree.
Rat holes: Desert Wash Environment
Rats in rat holes - Small mammals in the Desert Wash Habitat of Joshua Tree.
Pack Rat: Desert Wash Environment
Animals in the Desert Wash Habitat of Joshua Tree - Indian Cove.
Phainopepla and Desert Mistletoe: Desert Wash Environment
The relationship of the phainopepla and mistletoe berries - Plants in the Desert Wash Habitat of Joshua Tree.
Mojave Desert Biome
An ecosystem is a biotic community together with its physical environment, considered as an integrated unit. Implied within this definition is the concept of a ...
Bristlecone Pine Forest - Inyo National Forest
... established and grow in a near competition-free environment. In other areas such as the Great Basin National Park, bristlecones have established themselves ...
Grand Canyon natural environments
Natural environments and habitats in the Grand Canyon.
Fan Palm Oases
In an otherwise hot and sparse environment, palm oases provide the luxury of shade and coolness.
The oases require a constant supply of water, ...
Bajada Nature Trail
A complex web of interaction between each other and the environment allow the residents of this bajada community to thrive in an arid land. ...
Geology of Death Valley
The landscape is so varied and extreme, one cannot help to wonder what events have taken place to create such an environment. From Badwater, the lowest ...
Desert animals, like desert plants, have adapted in very special ways to live in this hot, dry environment. When finding water is a problem, many animals ...
Mojave Preserve - California Mojave Desert
Follow the links to learn more about the physical environment of the Mojave National Preserve and surrounding region!...
Weathering and Erosion in Desert Environments - Mojave Preserve
...Desert landscape and surface processes study, Mojave National Preserve.
Carbonate Rocks and Associated Landforms - Mojave Preserve
...These nearly spheroidal oncolites formed by algae and/or cyanobacterial growth in shallow warm marine waters of a carbonate platform environment. ...
Desert Tortoise - Desert Wildlife
An international nonprofit organization whose members share a common fascination with wild desert tortoises and the environment they depend upon. ...
Joshua Tree National Park Guide
This land may appear lifeless, but within its parched environment are intricate living systems, each fragment depending on the whole system for survival. ...
Squaw Tank - Geology Tour Road
Squaw Tank is an excellent place to observe interesting geological features as well as some of the ways man has made use of the environment. ...
The White Tank Arch - Joshua Tree National Park
Wind will help wear it away, as will other agents in thie environment. One day the arch will tumble, and be replaced by other unique shapes and forms. ...
Wildlife at Hoover Dam
A quick glance at the desert might have the appearance of a lifeless environment. Yet, the Mojave Desert is alive with plants, animals, insects, ...
Joshua Tree National Park
Desert vegetation, oftentimes appearing to have succumbed to a harsh and unforgiving environment, lies dormant, anxiously awaiting the rainfall and mild ...
Fossil Falls - Early Man
ADAPTING: Most of the archaeological materials found in the Fossil Falls vicinity, reflect this unique cultural adaptation to the desert environment. ...