Photo Review: Grapevine Mesa Joshua Tree National Natural Landmark

After volunteering (see last post), we went hiking and biking in the Grapevine Mesa Joshua Tree National Natural Landmark. I was overwhelmed at the beauty and lushness of this desert habitat. I am glad that we were working to preserve it. I think you’ll agree when you see the photos.

cactus wren

A Cactus wren perches in a Joshua Tree

cactuses

The desert was full of texture and color

birds on cactus

There were lots of these birds flitting about the cactus

dead joshua tree

Haunting dead Joshua Tree

cactus close up

Cactus close up

Joshua tree blossom

A rare sight: a Joshua Tree blossom

joshua trees

Lots of healthy looking Joshua Trees

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2 responses to “Photo Review: Grapevine Mesa Joshua Tree National Natural Landmark

  1. These pictures are great. I love the close-ups. The dead Joshua tree is really creepy!

  2. Love the pictures! The dead Joshua tree looks like something I’d expect to see on Halloween! The cactus curls are brilliant! Thanks for posting!

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