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Southwestern Deserts are a focus of Trip 9.
Photo by J. Wallner, NPS

Trip 9 Topics

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Biology Topics

  • ASTRONOMY
  • ARACHNIDS
  • “REPTILES”
  • BIRDS
  • BATS
  • Deserts (Sonoran and Chihuahuan)
  • CAM Photosynthesis
  • Exobiology
ORGANISMS:
  • Agavaceae - Agaves, Yuccas
  • Cactaceae - Cacti
  • Fouquieriaceae - Ocotillos
  • Araneae – Spiders
  • Opiliones – Harvestmen
  • Solifugae – Sun Spiders
  • Ricinulei – Hooded Tickspiders
  • Scorpiones – Scorpions
  • Pseudoscorpiones – False Scorpions
  • Uropygi – Whip Scorpions
  • Palpigradi – Microwhip Scorpions
  • Amblypygi – Tailless Whip Scorpions, Whip Spiders
  • Iguania – Iguanas, Anoles, Chameleons
  • Anguimorpha – Gila Monster, Beaded Lizards, Monitors
  • Gekkota – Geckos, etc.
  • Scincomorpha – Skinks, Spinytail Lizards, Plated Lizards
  • Serpentes – Snakes
  • Passeriformes – Perching Birds (Finches, Crows, etc.)
  • Piciformes – Woodpeckers, Toucans
  • Coraciformes – Kingfishers, Kookaburra, Rollers
  • Trogoniformes – Trogons
  • Coliiformes – Mousebirds
  • Apodiformes – Swifts
  • Trochiliformes – Hummingbirds
  • Caprimulgiformes – Frogmouths, Goatsuckers, Nightjars
  • Cuculiformes – Cukoos, Anis, Roadrunners
  • Charadriformes – Gulls, Terns, Jacanas
  • Columbiformes – Doves, Pigeons
  • Ciconiformes – Herons, Storks, Spoonbills, Condors
  • Bradypodidae – Three-Toed Sloths
  • Tayassuidae – Javalinas/Peccaries
  • Hippotraginae – Oryx, Sable Antelope
  • Hydropotinae - Chinese Water Deer
  • Molossidae – Mexican Free-Tailed Bat
  • Vespertilionidae – Big Brown Bat
  • Cynocephalidae – Flying Lemurs
  • Heteromyidae – Desert Kangaroo Rat


 

 
Trip Menu
  1. Greater Yellowstone
  2. Southeast
  3. Northeast
  4. Four Corners
  5. Northwest
  6. Heartland
  7. California
  8. Great Lakes
  9. Southwest
    1. Very Large Array Telescope
    2. Meteor Crater
    3. Biosphere 2
    4. Saguaro National Park
    5. White Sands National Monument
    6. Carlsbad Caverns
    7. McDonald Observatory
    8. Big Bend National Park
    • Trip 9 Topics
  10. Mid-Atlantic
  11. Alaska
  12. Hawaii
 

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Alternate Sites:

  • Cosmosphere
  • Albuquerque Zoo
  • Sevilleta National Wildlife Refuge LTER site
  • Lowell Observatory
  • Wildlife World Zoo
  • Desert Botanical Garden, Papago Park, Phoenix
  • Central Arizona-Phoenix LTER site
  • El Paso Zoo
  • Jornada Basin LTER site
  • Glass Mountains
Other Points of Interest:
  • Cosmic Campground
  • Area 51
  • International UFO Museum - Roswell, NM
  • San Antonio Zoo
  • Statesman Bat Observation Center - Austin, Texas
  • Johnson Space Center
  • Moody Gardens
  • Santa Fe Trail


For more information, please e-mail us at
experiencinglifetrips@gmail.com