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Amy Wildermuth Presentation
Amy Wildermuth Presentation
Amy Wildermuth Presentation
Amy Wildermuth Presentation
Amy Wildermuth Presentation
Amy Wildermuth Presentation
Amy Wildermuth Presentation
Amy Wildermuth Presentation
Amy Wildermuth Presentation
Amy Wildermuth Presentation
Amy Wildermuth Presentation
Amy Wildermuth Presentation
Amy Wildermuth Presentation
Amy Wildermuth Presentation
Amy Wildermuth Presentation
Amy Wildermuth Presentation
Amy Wildermuth Presentation
Amy Wildermuth Presentation
Amy Wildermuth Presentation
Amy Wildermuth Presentation
Amy Wildermuth Presentation
Amy Wildermuth Presentation
Amy Wildermuth Presentation
Amy Wildermuth Presentation
Amy Wildermuth Presentation
Amy Wildermuth Presentation
Amy Wildermuth Presentation
Amy Wildermuth Presentation
Amy Wildermuth Presentation
Amy Wildermuth Presentation
Amy Wildermuth Presentation
Amy Wildermuth Presentation
Amy Wildermuth Presentation
Amy Wildermuth Presentation
Amy Wildermuth Presentation
Amy Wildermuth Presentation
Amy Wildermuth Presentation
Amy Wildermuth Presentation
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  • 1. Arizona Desert: Thunderbird Conservation Park, Hedgpeth Hills, Trails H-5, H-4, and H-1 Respectfully Submitted By: Amy Wildermuth BIOS 275
  • 2. QuickTime™ and a decompressor are needed to see this picture.
  • 3. H-4 • Me on the H-4 Trail • Using a “Camelback” to stay hydrated • Hat to blend in with surroundings • Ready to spot some wildlife and new plants!
  • 4. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KcOH4xZhbmg Please click the following link or copy and paste it into your web browser to view 5 different animal species found in Thunderbird Park as well as one incredible sneeze by me: H-4 Wildlife Observation
  • 5. Animal Species in Video • Falcon • Hawk • Dove • Desert Ground Squirrel • Gambels Quail
  • 6. H-4 Snakes! • Snake Holes • Sonoran Desert Snake Inhabitants: Kingsnakes, Rattlesnakes, non- venomous snakes • These holes most likely belonged to non-venomous snakes
  • 7. Insect! • This insect was found along the H-4 trail • The insect was about as large as my index finger from the second knuckle to the tip • Not the most attractive fellow.
  • 8. Insectomonium • Another view of the poor fellow
  • 9. Creosote Bush
  • 10. Apricot Mallow
  • 11. Arizona Lupine
  • 12. Chia
  • 13. Rabbitbrush
  • 14. Sand Verbena
  • 15. Desert Shrub
  • 16. Saguaro Cactus
  • 17. H-5 and H-1 Entrance
  • 18. Me at H-5 and H-1 Entrance
  • 19. Saguaro Cactus
  • 20. Flowers of the Creosote Bush
  • 21. Apricot Mallow Flowers
  • 22. Desert Broom
  • 23. Two Distinct Types of Desert Moss
  • 24. Desert Tree, Habitat of various songbirds observed on the trail
  • 25. Desert Ground Squirrel Habitat H-5
  • 26. Failed Attempt to Capture Gecko on Film
  • 27. Woodpecker Site
  • 28. Desert Plant
  • 29. Cactus Wren
  • 30. Desert Ground Squirrel Habitat, H-1
  • 31. H-1 Sand Verbena
  • 32. H-1 Habitat
  • 33. Snake Holes! H-1
  • 34. Red Beetle, H-1
  • 35. Hawk Soars Away
  • 36. Interesting Species!
  • 37. Location of Desert Hummingbird on H-5
  • 38. Attempt at capturing elusive Desert Hummingbird
  • 39. Beautiful Desert Paintbrush
  • 40. Rabbit Sighting
  • 41. Brittle Bush
  • 42. Cactus Wren Spotting
  • 43. Brittle Bush H-5
  • 44. In Conclusion • This project was an incredible experience that both heightened my awareness for my natural surroundings, but also implored me with the importance of conserving the habitat of so many beautiful plants and animals • Although my camera died during the last leg of my journey, I was still able to witness incredible diversity within a desert community that I will forever remember.
  • 45. In Conclusion • From this experience, I gained knowledge of plants and animals, and pushed myself to look beyond normal appreciation and seek out the subtle beauty of the desert. • I am so thankful for this project for I now have a new hobby that I wish to continue no matter what environment I am in: Wildlife Observation and Conservation. • I can not wait to begin my activism for the preservation of natural habitats for plants and animals and I am SO thankful for this project at it has been my catalyst to growth and change for my perspective on the future of this world. Thank you so much for the experience!
  • 46. Cute Desert Ground Squirrel, H- 5
  • 47. Failed Attempt at Walking Insect on Brittle Bush
  • 48. It’s a Bird, It’s a Plane, It’s a Horse on the Trail!
  • 49. Desert Grasshopper- What Camouflage!!!
  • 50. H-5 Camera Death, Trail Sightings * Desert ground squirrel * Chipmunk * Cottontail rabbit * Jackrabbit * Mice
  • 51. H-5 Camera Death, Wildlife Sightings by Water Reservoir • Cactus wren • Gambels quail • Dove • Duck • Killdeer • Heron • Hummingbird <----ADORABLE!
  • 52. Intermingling of Bushes: Desert Love

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