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AMERICAN DESERTS

This show illustrates the natural beauty of the deserts in the American southwest, covering the states of Arizona, California, Colorado, Nevada, New Mexico and Utah
The Sonoran Desert Region is rich in both habitats and species. Because of our location
on the western edge of a continent in the horse latitudes, we have biotic communities representing all of the world's biomes
Tundra occurs on the San Francisco Peaks near Flagstaff, Arizona, which rise above timberline to 12,600 feet.
There, only 45 miles (72 km) from the northernmost saguaros of the Sonoran Desert
(just north of the Mogollon Rim and not in the sonoran Desert proper), can be found some of the same plant species that grow in Alaska.
Coniferous forest occurs in the higher mountain ranges throughout the Sonoran Desert.
This Rocky Mountain montane forest is the dominant vegetation of the cold- temperate Rocky Mountains.


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