Sandia Mountains - Flora and Fauna



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Butterflies


Two-tailed Swallowtail and Western Tiger Swallowtail

Satyr Anglewing and Painted Lady

Orange Sulphur and Sandia Hairstreak

Veriegated Fritillary and ????

Mormon Metalmark


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Insects and Arachnids


Sandia Red Bumbblebee, Tachinid Fly

Tarantula



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Reptiles


??? , Horned Lizard, Prairie Lizard

Collared Lizard, Whiptail lizard

Bullsnake aka Gopher snake - non-poisonous, mimics rattlesnakes but no rattle!


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Flowers


Scarlet Morning Glory

Stemless Evening Primrose

Mariposa Lily

Rickardson's Geranium

Westerm Wallflower, the higher the altitude = darker color

Easter Daisy, Baby Asters

Butte Candle, Nodding Onion

Verbena

Fern-Leaf Lousewort

Nodding Groundset, Mexican Hat, Cut-leaf Coneflower

Sunflower

Goldenrod, BlanketFlower

Hairy Golden Aster

Osha (Poisonous!), Mountain Parsley(edible)

Sandia Crest - Flower ID sign

Rocky Mtn Penstemon

Scarlet Indian Paintbrush

???

Bergamot

Red Columbine

Locoweed, Harebell, Four-O'Clocks?

Dayflower, Desert Thistle

Sacred Datura, a night bloomer



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Cactus and Succulents


Claret Cup and Red-flowering Hedgehog cactus

Strawberry Cactus

Cholla Cactus

Prickly Pear Cactus - flowers can be yellow and/or orange streaked, fall produces red fruit

Banana Yucca

Soapweed Yucca



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Fungus and other stuff


Mushrooms

Bear Corn


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Shrubs, Grasses, and Trees


Rabbitbush

Juniper berries

Elderberry and Common Chokeberry

Gooseberries

Ponderosa Pine

Gambel Oak or scrub oak

Aspens

Cones from various conifers

Apache Plume



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Birds and Mammals

Mule Deer

Hummingbirds

Downy Woodpecker

mountain lion tracks