By: Bryson Bellue
Weather & Climate
Temperatures can exceed 100 degrees F during the day in the summer. At night temperatures can get as low as 20-30 degrees F.
Precipitation is very low in the desert. There is less than 10 inches of rainfall per year.
Plants & Animals
The desert has many types of plants including: saguaro cactus, barrel cactus, old man cactus, prickly pear, dragon tree, fish hook cactus, desert spoon, and aloe.
Plant adaptations: some collect and store water, and have features that reduce water loss.
There are many types of animals including: addax, cactus wren, desert lark, dingo, fat sand rat, fennec fox, gila jerboa, and thorny devil.
Animal adaptations: some never drink, some are nocturnal, and some rarely spend time above ground.
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Environmental concerns delay solar projects in california desert. (2012). Retrieved from http://articles.latimes.com/2009/oct/19/local/me-solar19
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