Saguaro Cacti Trip 9

SOUTHWEST

ASTRONOMY, ARACHNIDS, "REPTILES", BIRDS, BATS

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Topics Blog Entries

  • 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

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


Trip 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
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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