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Snapshots

  1. I hope this isn't buffelgrass!

    Snapshot Title: I hope this isn't buffelgrass!
    Taken by: Aaryn Olsson

    Image: SantaCatalinaMountains1
    Image Owner: Mary Nichols



    Description:

    This is an area that burned recently (before 2002). A few saguaros have survived, but mostly the remaining vegetation are grasses, mesquite, and prickly pear. Some subshrubs and shin daggers are also ...



  2. tiny patch of buffelgrass

    Snapshot Title: tiny patch of buffelgrass
    Taken by: Aaryn Olsson

    Image: SantaCatalinaMountains1
    Image Owner: Mary Nichols



    Description:

    There are numerous small patches of buffelgrass similar to this one on this hillslope. As these patches expand, they fill in the landscape to create large continuous stands of buffelgrass.



  3. buffelgrass coloizing the areas below a rock outcrop

    Snapshot Title: buffelgrass coloizing the areas below a rock outcrop
    Taken by: Aaryn Olsson

    Image: SantaCatalinaMountains1
    Image Owner: Mary Nichols



    Description:

    Buffelgrass often takes hold below rock outcrops, possibly due to deeper soil or more water availability in the soil.



  4. small patch of buffelgrass

    Snapshot Title: small patch of buffelgrass
    Taken by: Aaryn Olsson

    Image: SantaCatalinaMountains1
    Image Owner: Mary Nichols



    Description:

    small patch of buffelgrass



  5. small patch of buffelgrass

    Snapshot Title: small patch of buffelgrass
    Taken by: Aaryn Olsson

    Image: SantaCatalinaMountains1
    Image Owner: Mary Nichols



    Description:

    small patch of buffelgrass



  6. Buffelgrass in the shadow

    Snapshot Title: Buffelgrass in the shadow
    Taken by: Mary Nichols

    Image: SantaCatalinaMountains1
    Image Owner: Mary Nichols



    Description:

    I think you can see the extent of the grasspatch even in the shadow.



  7. Buffelgrass

    Snapshot Title: Buffelgrass
    Taken by: Mary Nichols

    Image: SantaCatalinaMountains1
    Image Owner: Mary Nichols



    Description:

    Invasive grass on the slopes of the Santa Catalina Mountains.