Just off highway 285 near Carlsbad is the Living Desert State Park, it’s perched high on a ridge and has some great views of Carlsbad
There is an interesting sculpture near the entrance.
The state park has exhibits of the eco system of the Chihuahuan desert region as well as some of the animals that live in that eco system.
Unfortunately I couldn’t see anything to tell me the name of the flower on this tree
or what sort of cactus this was
As it was very hot the morning we visited, most of the animals, were, unlike us, very sensibly sleep in the shade somewhere, with one or two exceptions who were either enjoying their lunch or just snoozing in the sun.
Prairie Dog lunch
It's an interesting state park and even though it was so hot we enjoyed our visit.
Have fun, we are!