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At your Spring Break destination (here in Tucson if that is your destination) locate a piece of NATURAL VEGETATION. Take a digital photograph of it and email palynolo@geo.arizona.edu it to me for use in NATS 104.

Up to 10 points will be awarded for
  1. The digital photograph
  2. A statement from you stating that it was taken by you, and a statement giving me permission to use the photograph
  3. A statement specifying where and when the photograph was taken
    1. The place name: country, state, county, elevation, longitude, latitude as much information as possible
    2. The Latin name (e.g., Larrea tridentata) of one plant shown in the photograph
    3. the name of the biome or ecoregion shown in the photograph (see the National Atlas in workshop 8)

Owen Davis, August 21, 1980, Mount Katahdin, Maine
45 54' N, 68 68' W, 1524 m elevation
Tundra Biome, (rock fellfield)
Dominant Plant, lichen Skyttea richardsonii

Mount Katahdin 1980

Megan Kuper, March 16, 2006, US Highway 14 just outside of Greybull, Wyoming, Big Horn County, USA
44 30' N, 108 10.5' W, 4075 ft. elevation
Temperate Desert ecoregion
Dominant Plant, Big sagebrush Artemisia tridentata

Desert Wyo

Fletcher White, 3/17/06 @ 12:30 pm
Location: Tualitin Hills Nature Preserve, Beaverton, Oregon (Washington County)
Coordinates: 4529'54.66" N 122 50'26.63" W, 184 feet ASL
Biome: Temperate Broadleaf and Mixed Forest
Dominant plant: Polypodium glycyrrhiza - Licorice Fern

Deciduous Forest OR

Sean Feldman, March 13th, 2006, "Devil's Bridge," Sedona, AZ
35 degrees N Latitude, 111.8 degrees W Longitude, 200 ft elevation (base)
Chaparral woodland
Dominant plant = "Prickly Pear" Cactus Opuntia X occidentalis

Chaparral Sedona AZ

Amanda Pedersen 12th of March to the 18th of March of 2006
Hawaii, the island of Maui
156o 30' W, 21o E, 0 - 3500 in meters
Biome: rainforest

Rainforest Maui HI

Heather Whiteford, West Hills, California in northwest Los Angeles County near Ventura County (Santa Monica Mountain range)
Latitude: 34.22, Longitude: -118.63, Elevation: ~1100 feet above sea level
Ceanothus Ceanothus spinosus, Yucca Yucca whipplei parishii, Laurel Sumac Malosma laurina
California Chaparral biome under a Mediterranean climate

Chaparral, Sta Monica CA

Christopher West, Mogollon Rim in Payson, Gila County, Arizona.
34o 8', 47.2" N. Longitude:, 109o 59' 6.1" W, 7000 ft. elev.
Boreal: temperate coniferous forest
Dominant tree: yellow pine (Pinus ponderosa)

Boraeal AZ - Temperate Coniferous

Veronica Orola March 17, 2006 Flagstaff, Arizona
Latitude: 35.20 N, Longitude: 111.63 W, Elevation @ 7000ft. Biome?
Dominant Plant?

Chase McKendry, March 14, 2006
Chester, Liberty Co., Montana U.S.A.
111o 15' 33'' West, 48o 44' 32'' North, 3500 to 3999 feet Elev.
Biome: Grassland (Temperate)
Dominant plants: silver sagebrush Artemisia cana, western wheatgrass Pascopyrum smithii

Grassland Chester MT

Andres Ochoa, March 12, 2006, Superior, Arizona, U.S.A.
33o 17' 49" N, 111o 5' 52" W, elev. 2843 feet
Biome: Desert (Sonoran)
Dominant Plant: mesquite Prosopis velutina

Sonoran Desert Scrub Superior AZ

Kate Mchugh, March 16, 2006, Punta Perla, Isla Tiburon, Sonora
Mexico 32o 35' N, 111o 36' W, 0 m elevation
Biome: Desert
Plants: senita Lophocereus schottii and cardon Pachycereus pringlei

Devin Marshall, Flagstaff, Arizona
Approximately 35o 11' 57" N, 111o 37' 52" W, 7,000 ft. elev.
Biome: Boreal (Mountain Meadow)
Dominant plant: Pinus Ponderosa (Ponderosa Pine)

Sandra Saldivar March 16, 2006 San Carlos/Guaymas Sonora Mexico
27 57' 0" North, 110 55' 0" West, elevation 0 m.
Biome: Desert (coastal)
Dominant Plant: senita Lophocereus schottii and organpipe Stenocereus thurberi


Gerardo David Lira, March 14, 2006, San Francisco Mountain, Flagstaff, Arizona
35o 8' N, 111o 40' W, ~ 9,000 feet
Boreal Biome
Pine: Ponderosa Pine, Pinus ponderosa Douglas ex P. Laws. & C. Laws.


Leonard McGee, Spring Break finger rock trail, Tucson
32o 18l 11: N, 110o 44' 38" W, elev. 1250 m.
Biome: Desert
Cactus being hugged: Sahuaro Carnegiea gigantea


Jaclyn Lee Photo taken 3-17-06 at the Summit of Keystone, CO
39.599 N, 105.986 W, 11,640 feet
Photo taken:
Spruce, Fir, White Pine Pinus monticola


Kenneth O. Davis, taken 3/24/06
Santa Rosa, Argentiana, 28o 27' S, 65o 43' W, elev. 523 m
Biome: Grassland (pampas)
Dominant plants: Algarrobal (Prosopis flexuosa), jarillal (Larrea divaricata & L. cuneifolia) and grasses (Digitaria californica, Pappophorum caespitosum)

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