Read the previous post for a description of my visit and to view a panorama photo of the Nature Trail from which the following photos were taken.
If you click on a photo you will see larger versions in a "lightbox," but then you won't see the captions, apparently.
|Looking east across the flow and seeing a lava pressure ridge.|
|The Hedgehog Cacti were blooming all over the area.|
|Close-up photo of the Hedgehog Cactus flower.|
|Many flowers were in bloom, such as Fendler's Bladderpod, to the delight of this bee.|
|A cluster of yellow and purple blossoms on one Feather Dalea bush.|
|A Bearded Penstemon growing in a lava crack.|
|Purple Verbena were also common in the area.|
|Very difficult terrain to try to traverse.|
|There were a number of ground squirrels living amongst the lava.|
|I love the stark beauty of this dead juniper against the skyline.|
|Rock Wren. There were Canyon Wrens in the lava, but they refused to pose for photos.|
|Look carefully: this Rock Wren has nesting material in its bill.|
|Sotol, a type of yucca, is iconic in the area.|