This rather large mesquite (Prosopis glandulosa) is next to a dirt tank that provides an additional watering point during the monsoonal rains of the summer.
Little leaf Sumac (Rhus microphylla is a desirable browse for many wildlife herbivores species.
Blue Mesa Observatory (BMO), also referred to Magdalena Peak Station for the International Planetary Patrol Program, was an astronomical observatory owned and operated by New Mexico State University (NMSU).
Use of forage by cattle grazing in different pastures can be observed using fence line contrasts.
The north aspect of Summerford Mountain provides an environment for one seed juniper.
The aspect of the mountain creates opportunities for a diverse plant communities on the mountain.
Chihuahuan Desert Rangeland Research Center Headquarters
Tarbush (Flourensia cernua) is a small, deciduous shrub in the sunflower family that is highly tolerant of clay soils and run-on water.
This sharp transition between black grama-dominated grassland and creosote bush shrubland results from distinct changes in soil texture and soil moisture relations.
Soaptree yucca, an arborescent succulent characteristics of Chihuahuan Desert grasslands, produces tall inflorescences with showy, white flowers. Soaptree yuccas provide excellent nest sites for grassland birds, including the road runner. The soaptree yucca is the state flower of New Mexico.