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Bahía Asunción Locations

On this page are photos of the areas we visited in and around Bahía Asunción, April 29 - May 3, 2010. Click here to return to the Bahía Asunción main page.

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Plant Families: A-B | C-E | F-M | N-Z |
On the way to Bahía Asunción from Vizcaíno
From Vizcaino to Bahia Asuncion
Looking north towards an inlet of Laguna Ojo de Liebre and its salt flats.

Desert scrub at roadside
Salt flat.
This is one of the inlets extending southward from Laguna Ojo de Liebre. The road crosses the pond.
Road between Vizcaino and Bahia Asuncion
Salt foam blowing across the road looked like snow, from a distance. Mounds below the road were jiggling in the heavy winds.
Vizcaino Reserve core area
Core area of the Vizcaíno Desert Biosphere Reserve, about 60 km from the town of Vizcaíno.

Desert scrub on road to Bahia Asuncion
Desert scrub with this large, low and spreading Pachycormus discolor (Elephant tree).
Desert scrub on road to Bahia Asuncion
Scrub included: Encelia, Trixis, Ambrosia, Asclepias and many other shrubs and annuals.

San Roque

San Roque Church
This was our destination on the first day´s outing. We stopped to look at the church, but as expected, Debra soon had her nose in the bushes.

Finding tiny annual plants at San Roque
A tiny annual disappears against the pebbly background soil.

Photo: Copyright © 2010 D. & J. Trotter
 
San Roque study area
In the lower two-thirds of this photo, plus about 10 feet to either side and behind this position, we counted at least 35 different plant species.
San Roque
Many looked liked masses of indistinguishable dried twigs, but surprisingly, many had incon-spicuous (and not so inconpicuous) blooms.  
San Roque
Windswept sea bluffs on north side of San Roque.
San Roque
Coastal bluff
San Roque
A closer look at Eriogonum pondii
Photo: Copyright © 2010 D. & J. Trotter
San Roque
What is this shrub?
Photo: Copyright © 2010 D. & J. Trotter

 

San Hipólito

San Hipolito
Vista northeast across Vizcaíno Desert
San Hipolito
Looking northeastward at Bahia San Hipólito
San Hipolito
Stark hills near San Hipolito. Wonderful colors...
San Hipolito
...and very sparse, very gray vegetation.
San Hipolito
Discussing names & uses of plants with a local.
Photo: Copyright © 2010 D. & J. Trotter
San Hipolito
Looking at endemic cacti.

Photo: Copyright © 2010 D. & J. Trotter
San Hipolito
Interesting jumbled rock formations.
 

Near Punta Chorro

Near Punta Chorro
Long stretch of beach and bluff
Near Punta Chorro
Bluff above the beach
Near Punta Chorro
Desert scrub and sand dune scrub meet
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Near Punta Chorro
Arroyo running between dunes and desert scrub.
Many plants occur in both; a few don't cross over.
Photo: Copyright © 2010 D. & J. Trotter
Near Punta Chorro
A great deal of moisture can be found below the surface of sand dunes, supporting a wide variety of plant species. Plants stabilize dunes and provide habitat for wildlife.
Photo: Copyright © 2010 D. & J. Trotter
Near Punta Chorro
Vehicles damage plants, destabilize dunes and can affect many animal species who may nest, hunt or forage in this special habitat.
 

Around town

Bahia Asuncion blowhole
Blowhole
Bahia Asuncion vista
Looking towards town from the blowhole
Bahia Asuncion vista
Looking northward along coast. Typical plants here include: Frankenia, Lycium, Euphorbia misera, Atriplex, Encelia.
Bahia Asuncion vista
Dune field on bluff. Lots of gray plants here! But a number of annuals were still in bloom, including Chaenactis, Camissonia & Mesembryanthemum.
Browsing burros
Browsing burros
 
Families: A-B | C-E | F-M | N-Z |


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