|Scene in B&W|
I think I've properly ID'd the plant as Green Strawberry Hedgehog Cactus, though it looks somewhat like the Robust Hedgehog Cactus; the latter's range, however, extends only into a small area of southwest New Mexico.
Willow, Frio and I had a good trek this morning, though a bit shorter than yesterday's hike. We were fine with the length, though, because it was feeling quite toasty out there by the time we finished up.
|Almost the same scene in color|
|This and the next 2: Littleleaf Ratany (Krameria erecta)|
|Lone mesquite on the side of Tortugas Mountain|
|Across the Mesilla Valley|
|Heading for the arroyo|
|Soaptree Yucca putting up a flower stalk|
|Heelers in the arroyo|
|This and the next: Soaptree Yucca with new flower stalk|
|This and the next: exploring this arroyo|
|Another Soaptree with flower stalk|
|The cactus I went searching for|
|Flower looks like a cross between Strawberry Hedgehog and Nipple Beehive|
|I think it's Green Strawberry Hedgehog Cactus|