Southwestern Deserts


The southwestern United States is dominated by two large deserts. The Mojave (primarily in California) and the Sonoran (primarily in Arizona and Mexico).

While studying ecosystems, the CLHS biology class prepared this website on the plants and animals of the Mojave and Sonoran Deserts. Each student prepared a page for one plant and one animal.

View their work here:

Nature of America

From 1999-2010, the U.S. Postal Service released a series of stamp sheets on ecosytems of the United States. Ons sheet was released each year. These stamp sheets featured paintings of plants and animals from an ecosytem compressed into a single image.

While studying ecosytems, the CLHS biology class took a closer look at some of the organisms in these stamps.

Check out what they found.