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Joshua Tree National Park - Nature Trail

Bajada Nature Trail

Bajada nature trail in Joshua Tree

Life on a Colorado Desert Bajada

The subtropical Sonoran Desert, with its higher rainfall and longer growing season, has the most diverse plant life of any American Desert.

However, the subtropical Colorado Desert, a subdivision of the Sonoran Desert, lies in the rainshadow of high mountain ranges.

The combination of reduced rainfall and low elevations makes this desert the hottest and driest in North America. How do plants and animals survive here?

A complex web of interaction between each other and the environment allow the residents of this bajada community to thrive in an arid land.

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