Wednesday, April 13, 2011
This photo shows the damage some "jack-ass" done to the Joshua Tree. They used it as a target plus many more was damaged at this site, near Searchlight.
George Colton was looking for gold in 1897. At one time Searchlight was larger then Las Vegas.
The Joshua Tree is a native of the states of California, Arizona, Utah, and Nevada. They are mostly in the Mojave Desert, at the ele. of 1300 to 5900 ft.
It thrives in open grass land.
Here are a few wild flowers DesertDale has seen are our morning walks.
They may form sizable flocks during the non breeding season. They keep low in the brushes. As DesertDale and Kitfoxgal found out on the walk.
There are 7 subspecies. There are variation in color and size.
Posted by Vera Avila at 11:55 AM