A week in the Las Vegas Area - May 17-24. The first two days started off quite warm, with temperatures hitting 100 degrees, after that things cooled down to the 70s and 80s for the rest of the trip. I started things out by checking out the Cerbat Mountains in Arizona.
Plateau Fence Lizards were the most commonly seen reptile inhabitants.
Arizona Stripe-tailed Scorpion.
Spotted Towhees have a similar "drink your tea" call that Eastern Towhees have in my home state.
A Gopher Snake that was crossing the road in the daytime.
Landscape with tiny Arizona town in the background.
There were a number of wildflowers in bloom, like this Sand Verbena.
Most of the flowers were being visited by insects, like this White Prickly Poppy with a Ornate Checkered Beetle.
Later that night I found this Western Diamondback Rattlesnake.