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Plants of Big Bend National Park

W. B. McDougall

Plants of Big Bend National Park

with illus. and keys for identification

by W. B. McDougall

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Published by U.S. Govt. Print. Off. in [Washington .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Botany -- Texas -- Big Bend National Park.

  • Edition Notes

    Issued by U.S. National Forest Service.

    Statementby W.B. McDougall and Omer E. Sperry.
    ContributionsSperry, Omer Edison.
    The Physical Object
    Pagination209 p.
    Number of Pages209
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL16537692M

    Float the Canyons of the Rio Grande provided by Big Bend Boating and Hiking Company. Float the Canyons of the Rio Grande This scenic float is great for all ages. Come explore the Chihuahuan Desert and learn about the geology, plants, and history. This is a full day trip, you will be responsible for bringing your lunch, and we have the. As Bee Cave Canyon comes into view at the end of the 10 mile drive on the northern edge of Big Bend National Park, you know you have arrived somewhere otherworldly. Chalk Draw is akin to a resort in the middle of the desert. The pool, manicured lawns, and garden are unlike anything you could have expected to find 60 miles from the nearest town.

    Hike in the desert among rocky canyons and peculiar plants at Big Bend National Park. Walk beside the gently flowing Rio Grande backed by songs of cuckoos and hummingbirds and explore the Chisos Mountains in search of deer and coyotes.   Big Bend National Park invites young visitors to become official Junior Rangers. You can earn a Junior Ranger badge by learning about the park's natural and cultural history. Pick up a free Junior Ranger Activity Book at any park visitor center. The book is full of fun activities about the park's history, wildlife, plants, and on: PO Box , Big Bend National Park, , TX.

    Big Bend State Park is a ,acre preserve managed by the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department in Brewster and Presidio Counties. Much of The Park is high desert uplands and peaks that average over average over feet. The predominantly igneous rock tells the tale of violent volcanic activity between 15 and 30 million years ago. Little Big Bend - An Introduction to the Common, Uncommon, and Rare Plants of Big Bend National Park is an accomplished amalgam of pictorial charm and informative text. It provides desert naturalists and fans of nature photography with over pages of stunning close-ups, plant descriptions, taxonomy, etymology, natural history and phenology.


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Plants of Big Bend National Park by W. B. McDougall Download PDF EPUB FB2

Over 1, species of plants are found within Big Bend National Park—a surprising diversity considering the unforgiving influence of a desert climate (even at the highest elevations), and an exceptionally rugged landscape with imposing geological variations set in stone.

Plant life in Big Bend National Park is incredibly diverse. The wide range of habitats within the park―desert, foothills, mountains and moist woodlands, river canyons and floodplain―as well as the Big Bend’s three major blooming seasons of spring, summer, and fall―guarantee a stunning show of botanical variety throughout the year.5/5(9).

Plants. Big Bend National Park is a great place to learn about plants. Many of the plants here in the Chihuahuan desert have spines or barbs that might catch on your cloths as you walk by them.

These spines are to protect the plant from animals that might be after thier water or fruits. Big Bend National Park marks the northern extension of the Chihuahuan Desert, the largest of North America’s four deserts.

Although water sources dot the landscape and flash floods occur after heavy rains, the Rio Grande provides the park’s most prominent source of water. The book also includes a brief illustrated overview of Big Bend National Park and its natural history, specific locations and conservation status for selected plants, a checklist, glossary, and list of references, photography details, and other interesting information that is usually omitted in typical "field guides".5/5(8).

Get this from a library. Little Big Bend: common, uncommon, and rare plants of Big Bend National Park. [Roy Morey]. Big Bend National Park is an American national park located in West Texas, bordering park has national significance as the largest protected area of Chihuahuan Desert topography and ecology in the United States.

The park protects more than 1, species of plants, more than species of birds, 56 species of reptiles, and 75 species of on: Chihuahuan Desert, Texas, United States. Plants of the Big Bend National Park.

[W B McDougall; Omer E Sperry] Home. WorldCat Home About WorldCat Help. Search. Search for Library Items Search for Lists Search for Contacts Search for a Library. Create lists, bibliographies and reviews: or Search WorldCat. Find items in libraries near you. Big Bend National Park in Texas offers a range of surprises, and many plants and animal end – or begin – their native ranges here, ranges that extend in all directions transgressing into different ecological worlds.

Any one of the three assortments of habitats here – desert, river, and mountains – could easily justify the trip to one of Phone: ()   Big Bend has over species of birds that regularly visit the park, more than any other national park in the U.S.

One of the more well-known visitors is the Colima warbler, which likes the higher elevations of the Chisos Basin. Hummingbirds, flycatchers, and even golden eagles can be spotted in the Chisos.

The Center presents an archeological, historical, and natural history profile of the Big Bend region. It houses a book store and gift shop. The book store includes guides for area interest, as well as books on the history and the natural environment of the Big Bend Region.

The gift shop has a variety of T-shirts, postcards, and souvenirs. Where to Stay (Indoors): A big issue on almost every Big Bend trip is whether to stay inside or outside the park.

The sole choice inside the park is the Chisos Mountains Lodge at. This United States national park is home to more than 1, species of plants, more than species of birds, 75 species of mammals and 56 species of reptiles. Big Bend is named after a stretch of or so miles of Rio Grande river, one part of which forms a large bend in the river at the Texas-Mexico border.

The park, which covers over Phone: () Plants and Wildlife in Big Bend Because Big Bend contains habitats as diverse as spent volcanoes, slick-sided canyons, and the Rio Grande, it.

In the ’s ranches sprang up and operated until the mid part of the 20th century. Much of the land that was ranched privately is now in either Big Bend National Park, or Big Bend Ranch State Park. In the ’s, silver was found in nearby northern Mexico, and shortly thereafter, cinnabar was found throughout the Big Bend.

A mining boom. A: Generally, desert plants bloom in the spring, while plants in the Chisos Mountains bloom in the late summer, during the rainy season.

March and April are probably the best time to see the park in bloom, but flowers can be seen almost throughout the year. Every year is different, depending on rainfall levels. Big Bend does not always look. Big Bend National Park has offered beauty, excitement and recreational challenge to visitors for more than 80 years.

It is a true treasure of Author: VOA Learning English. March 8, Janet reports: Big Bend National Park, Tuesday, March 5th, March 8, Bob reports: Big Bend National Park large clusters of wildflowers now carpeting many areas in the park.

Bluebonnets in abundance along many of. Due to its three climate zones, Big Bend National Park, Texas, USA has an amazing diversity of wildlife. It is known as one of the best places to observe birds, and many species that are native to Mexico can be seen.

Most Popular Campgrounds in Big Bend National Park. Almost the size of Rhode Island, Big Bend National Park is a testament to just how big Texas really is. When you’re passing through Big Bend’s sq miles, you’ll be awe-inspired by this vast land of incredible topographic variety. The Trip.

This Sierra Club outing features day hikes, and possibly birding, in Big Bend National Park. Our trip will explore all three of the park’s ecological zones: the lush floodplain of the Rio Grande River; the Chihuahuan desert with its cliffs, arroyos, and hoodoos; and the rugged Chisos Mountains rising 5, feet above the surrounding desert.Little Big Bend: An Introduction to the Common, Uncommon and Rare Plants of Big Bend National Park.

Roy Morey. Roy Morey. Texas Tech University Press, Lubbock.Plant life in Big Bend National Park is incredibly diverse. The wide range of habitats within the park—desert, foothills, mountains and moist woodlands, river canyons and floodplain—as well as the Big Bend’s three major blooming seasons of spring, summer, and fall—guarantee a stunning show of botanical variety throughout the year.