This was a fun trail but what I did not tell you yesterday was that we took many wrong turns before we found the real Laguna Prieta Trail. Because of the wrong turns, we saw many picnic table areas and the trail that followed along side the road. The navigator (me), finally picked the right fork. There were no signs is my excuse and I am sticking with that. 😉
What do think this big rock looks like? I thought it was a big foot.
In this case, the name fits the lizard…Crevice Spiny Lizard ( Sceloporus poinsettia)! Soon it slipped away into a crevice.
High in the rock was a single swallow’s nest.
Here is a closer view of the nest.
Two big eyes were watching!
Besides the Crevice Spiny Lizard (which we only saw one), there were plenty of these Common Side-blotched Lizards ( Uta stansburiana)!
Here some moss was tucked under a rock ledge!
Silky Morning-glory ( Ipomoea pubescens)!
When I saw this spider’s web, I thought for sure it had wrapped up a meal. However, I am not sure what it was.
Can you see the Texas Longhorn peeking around the rock? The light was playing tricks on me. At first I thought it was actually sticking out, but it turned out be the way the light struck the rock ledge.
Prickly Pear cactus ( Opuntia species) had the vines from a Trans-Pecos Morning-glory ( Ipomoea cristulata) crossing over it.
Finally, the trail ended at this beautiful pond! What delightful park! Do not miss it if you are in the area!
What Does a Tree See?
The more you know, the more you see and the more you see, the more you know.