Third Eye - Herping Las Vegas 2014  
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Tim Spuckler
8213 Wyatt Road
Broadview Heights, OH 44147

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.
Plateau Fence Lizard

Arizona Stripe-tailed Scorpion.
Arizona Stripe-tailed Scorpion

Spotted Towhees have a similar "drink your tea" call that Eastern Towhees have in my home state.
Spotted Towhee

A Gopher Snake that was crossing the road in the daytime.
Gopher Snake

Landscape with tiny Arizona town in the background.

There were a number of wildflowers in bloom, like this Sand Verbena.
Sand Verbana

Most of the flowers were being visited by insects, like this White Prickly Poppy with a Ornate Checkered Beetle.
Ornate Checkered Beetle


Side-blotched Lizard.
Side-blotched Lizard

Grizzled Skipper.
Grizzled Skipper

Later that night I found this Western Diamondback Rattlesnake.
Western Diamondback Rattlesnake

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