Desert

Naquan Booker

Rainfall

  • Yearly average is 10 inches
  • Concentrated short bursts
  • Evaporation rates exceed rainfall rates.

Temperature

  • Daily extremes due to little humidity to block suns rays.
  • Can reach extremes of 120 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Scorching days and freezing nights

Climograph

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Plants

Neckera complanata

"Neckera moss"

Lives only in cold desert areas like Antartica.

Cupressus arizonica

"Arizona Smooth Cypress"

Found in Sonaran Desert mainly in the bottom of Canyons.

Agave lechuguilla

"Agave"

Found only in the Chihuanhuan Desert.

Animals

Felis rufus

"Bobcat"

Found in almost every desert, but they are most common in the Southwest Desert because they like the rocky terrain.

Glaucidium brisilianum

"Cactus Ferruginous Pygmy Owl"

Lives in Southern Arizona and Southwestern Mexico at elevations below 4,000 ft.

Latrodectus hesperus

"Black Widow Spider"

Live in warmer regions of the world. They occur throughout all four deserts of the American Southwest.

Apis mellifera

"Killer Bee"

Found in South and Central America, and the southern U.S. States.

Solenopsis xyloni

"Fire Ant"

Fossaria obrussa

"Golden Fossaria"

It lives in the Grand Canyon and the Colarado River corridor.