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Sierra Vista Sanctuary

December 18, 2010

The Sierra Vista Sanctuary is private property that the owner has granted a conservation easement to The Desert Foothills Land Trust. The easement covers the north side of Continental Mountain and parts of Willow Springs Wash.

Ocotillo (FOSP2 - Fouquieria splendens)

Buckhorn Cholla (CYACA2 - Cylindropuntia acanthocarpa)

Saguaro (CAGI10 - Carnegiea giganrea)

Dead Saguaro (CAGI10 - Carnegiea giganrea)

GIla Woodpecker (Melanerpes uropygialis) on a Saguaro (CAGI10 - Carnegiea giganrea)

Compass Barrel Cactus (FECY - Ferocactus cylindraceus)

Compass Barrel Cactus (FECY - Ferocactus cylindraceus) with an unusual top

Common Fishhook Cactus (MATE4 - Mammillaria tetrancistra)

Mining Claim Marker dated January 15, 1912

Mining Claim Marker undated

Wall possibly built my miners

Old mine entrance

An other old mine entrance

Views from inside one of the mines looking out

 

 

Pictures Taken by Michael Clinton , rights reserved

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