Postcard: Geomorphological Overlook above the Agua Fria River

http://clydecoastgolf.com/s_e.php The pictured geomorphic landform is one of several Pleistocene paired terraces above the Agua Fria River located just north and west of Phoenix. With a large watershed to the north, the Agua Fria has brought a variety of rock types to the area, forming the river terraces. Sediments on this terrace consist of brown . . . → Read More: Postcard: Geomorphological Overlook above the Agua Fria River

Postcard: Blanketflower

purchase Lyrica canada The pictured flower is Blanketflower (Gaillardia) a member of the Sunflower Family (Asteraceae), arguably the World’s largest family of flowering plants. A close inspection will reveal that the bee is liberally dusted with pollen; bee pollination is critical for seed production in Blanketflower as well as many . . . → Read More: Postcard: Blanketflower

Postcard: Beavertail Pricklypear

The pictured flower is Beavertail Pricklypear (Opuntia basilaris), a usually spineless pad cactus found in western Arizona and parts of Utah , Nevada , and California . The magenta flowers are fairly large, typically between 5 and 7.5 cm across. Ethnographic data indicates that Beavertail Pricklypear was . . . → Read More: Postcard: Beavertail Pricklypear