I took some photos of the flora and fauna that we observed last weekend at Cottonwood Cove.
These are DYC's (darn yellow compositae). I don't know their real name, but I think that everywhere you go in the world has some version of DYC!
These pretty little white flowers were so bright and cheerful. Not much to look at in the way of foliage, but lovely flowers!
The desert prickly pears were in peak bloom in some elevations. I think the pink ones look like peonies - if you ignore the prickly part! The fauna we came across were not really hardy desert species!
The fauna we came across were not really hardy desert species!
Begging carp at the dock. The water was so clear we could see the 40 or 50 fish come running (well, swimming) when they saw someone that they thought might have food to throw for them! They were sadly disappointed...
This little goat was picnicking with a family on the beach - along with the family horse and six dogs. Also, not native species, but fun to watch, playing with the dogs!