Biome- Desert - American Southwest

Longitude: 111° 47.6'W Latitude: 34°1 8.5'N.

Seasonal Conditions: Dry, hot and arid.

Altitude: 4,100 ft (1,250 m)

Average annual precipitation: 10.47

Average temperature: 55.1 - 84.5 degrees
http://www.wrcc.dri.edu/cgi-bin/cliMAIN.pl?az0415


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Animals
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Bobcat (Lynx rufus)
They keep cool under the rocks during the day and hunt at night.
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Squirrel (Spermophilus tereticaudus)
More active in non-rainy season, hibernates from late August to early September.
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Cactus Wren (Campylorhynchus brunneicapillus)
Lives in cacti and are foragers.
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Roadrunner
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Coyotes

Plants
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Strawberry Hedgehog Cactus (Echinocereus engelmannii)
Works well in gritty soil.
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Desert Marigold (Baileya multiradiata)
Grow through summer thunder storms.
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Organ Pipe Cactus (Stenocereus thurberi)
Perfect for the desert and pollinate by bats.
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Saguaro (Carnegiea gigantea)
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Fagonia laevis (California Fagonbush)
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http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/8/89/Organ-pipe-cactus.jpg
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saguaro
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fagonia_laevis
http://climateprogress.org/2009/07/05/interior-secretary-salazar-senator-harry-reid-blm-fast-track-100000-mw-solar-energy-western-lands/
http://digital-desert.com/wildlife/round-tailed-ground-squirrel.html
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bobcat
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cactus_Wren
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Desert_marigold
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Strawberry_hedgehog_cactus
http://media-cdn.tripadvisor.com/media/photo-s/01/73/62/55/arizona-desert-plants.jpg
http://www.zabid.com/images/zabid-sand-mountains-desert.jpg
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3510/3252486662_c72f4b7f75_o.jpg
http://www.succulent-plant.com/animals.html
http://www.marana.com/index.aspx?NID=675
http://blog.ltc.arizona.edu/azmasternaturalist/k_noxious_weeds/