invasive Red brome
The Red Brome is an invasive species of the Mojave Desert. The spread of Red Brome was accidental and spread through sticking to the clothing of people and the fur of animals. Red Brome has created a large wildfire problem in the Mojave desert due to the fact that it grows with very little precipitation and grows in large numbers.
Endangered Mohave ground SQUIRREL
The Mohave Ground Squirrel is not on the endangered species list but is a threatened species. The reason it is not on the endangered species list is because they are very elusive and counting exact population is difficult. They are endangered under the HIPPCO acronym based on the H (habitat destruction). Due to the urbanization of the Arizona and Nevada desert area the Mohave Ground Squirrels habitat is being rapidly destroyed.
Mojave desert Coyote
The Mojave Desert Coyote is well fit for its environment because of its fur color is very similar to the plant life that live in the same area as it
The Desert Tortoise eats things that most species cannot like cactus. It can also store fat and water in their bodies for when they dig under ground during the warm months.
Western Diamondback Rattlesnake
The Western Diamondback Rattlesnake is the same color as its environment, meaning that it blends in with it's background. It can also feel its preys heart beat so it can hunt at night when it is cooler out.
The Brittle Bush can survive in the hot and dry desert climate by trapping the moisture in the air with it's leaves.
The Mojave Aster can survive in the hot and dry desert climate by having a very short blooming season when the weather is best for pollination, after the flower blooms the plant dies until next season.
The Joshua tree can survive the hot and dry desert climate due to its small leaves that allows them to lose less water to evaporation. They also have large root systems that can soak up a large amount of water.