A botanically interesting area.
Posted: Wed Oct 19, 2022 11:44 pm
Has anyone noticed the interesting desert biome between Searchlight, Nevada, and Nipton, California? It appears to be a small ecosystem that is totally different from the desert that surrounds it in all directions. There is a beautiful Joshua tree forest and a host of cacti, some of which I have never seen north of southern Arizona, including some very large barrel cacti, hedgehogs, and others. I have passed through this area several times in years past, and I find it amazingly beautiful and different from the country that surrounds it, like a natural botanical garden. I am not sure of the extent of this particular plant community, but it is at least a few square miles. I hope to return in the coming year and do a life list. I wonder if there are different animals as well as the different plants.