(Purshia tridentata), wax currant (Ribes cereum), snowbrush ceanothus (Ceanothus velutinus), common snowberry (Symphoricarpos albus), and shinyleaf spiraea (Spiraea betulifolia var.
, Purshia tridentata; Sierra chinquapin, Castanopsis sempervirens) in the Carson Range of Nevada rely on a guild of seed-caching animals (at least four species of rodent and two species of bird) for dispersal.
rubroscutellatus use other woody plants as hosts, we sampled trees and shrubs near Apache plume sites, particularly those in the Rosaceae: antelope bitterbrush
, Purshia tridentata (Pursh) DC; Stansbury cliffrose, P.
Forty, and I find him, red-spittled, glass-eyed, his front legs folded under him, neck bent, antlers pitched in a bitterbrush
Leaning against the table are waist-high burlap sacks containing sagebrush, ceanothus, and bitterbrush
vaseyana) and antelope bitterbrush
(Purshia tridentata) dominate a mixed grass-shrub community at foothill elevations with southern exposure.
It crowds out tasty, nutritious understory plants that cattle and wildlife could otherwise graze or browse, such as bluebunch wheatgrass, squirreltail, and a mule deer favorite, bitterbrush
The trail begins by a message board on the right in a high desert landscape of sagebrush, juniper trees, bitterbrush
Mentally I marked the point where the big guy's rack had disappeared into the sunrise, just to the left of a large bitterbrush
on the crest of the main ridge.
The metal-roofed, cedar-clad structure perches on a mesa amid near-treeless foothills shimmering with golden bunchgrass, sage, and bitterbrush
toasted brown by sun and dry wind.
I duck and move around a bitterbrush
, knowing the goat is heart-poundingly close, maybe 15, maybe 20 yards.
Nearby sage and bitterbrush
offer migrating mule deer herds critical wintertime sanctuary.