Amazing Adaptations of Utah’s Desert Plants

Tap roots grow deepto seek groundwaterPhoto Courtesy & CopyrightMark Larese-Casanova, Photographer Winterfat trichomesHair-like trichomes provide shadeand absorb dewPhoto Courtesy & CopyrightMark Larese-Casanova, Photographer Prickly Pear CactusFibrous roots quickly absorb waterand…

Cryptobiotic Soil Crusts

though, and whatever you do, don’t bust that crust! For Wild About Utah, I’m Mark Larese-Casanova. Credits: Images: Courtesy and copyright Mark Larese-Casanova Text: Mark Larese-Casanova, Utah Master Naturalist Program…

Cryptobiotic Soil Crusts

though, and whatever you do, don’t bust that crust! For Wild About Utah, I’m Mark Larese-Casanova. Credits: Images: Courtesy and copyright Mark Larese-Casanova Text: Mark Larese-Casanova, Utah Master Naturalist Program…

Oolites

Utah’s Oolitic Sand, Photo Courtesy and Copyright Mark Larese-Casanova Hi, this is Mark Larese-Casanova from the Utah Master Naturalist Program at Utah State University Extension. Imagine if prehistoric brine shrimp…