Trans Pecos🌵🐭

By: Jessica and Kagen

About Trans Pecos

Trans Pecos is located in the Chihuahuan Desert and is one of the most diverse regions out of Them all! It was originally named in 1887, and it is west of the Pecos River.

Abiotic factors:

- Average rainfall is less than 12 inches.

- Elevation varies from 2,500 feet to more than 8,749 feet at Guadelupe Peak.

- Average temperature is 64 degrees, and the climate is very hot.

Biotic factors:

Plants:


-creosote-tarbush desert scrub,

-desert grassland,

-yucca and juniper savannahs,

-mountain forest of pinion pine and oak, and

-***lloyds edge hog cactus***.


Animals:


-collard lizard,

-rat snake,

-***antelope squirrel***, and

-mountain lions.


Endangered species:


-Mexican long-nosed bat,

-comande springs pupfish,

-big bend gambusia,

-black capped vireo, and

-***lloyds hedgehog cactus***.

Antelope squirrel

By: Kagen Pearson

The antelope squirrel lives in a very rocky habitat. It buries nuts in small holes in the ground. It eats nuts, fruits, and seeds from cacti! When antelope squirrels get hot they lay on their stomach in the shade until they cool down. They called it "heat dumping". It's predators are coyotes, snakes, Hawks, and bob cats! That's about my animal!
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Lloyds Hedgehog cactus

By: Jessica Phillips-Garrett

The Lloyds's Hedgehog Cactus's habitat is desert scrub on gravelly slopes. Its niche is producing sugar from sunlight, and storing water. Lloyds Hedgehog Cactus grows in clump-like groups. They usually sixty stems per group. This cactus has colorful flowers and is a perennial plant. The fruit is a reddish-orange color and appears when flowers are fully developed. The Lloyds Hedgehog Cactus produces flowers in the spring.
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Major Cities:

-Alpine

-El Paso

-Fort Davis

-Fort Stocktson

-Marfa

-Pecos