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Physical Features of the United States. By: Paula Hyatt. *Grand Canyon *Mojave Desert *Great Salt Lake *Salton Sea. The Grand Canyon. The Grand Canyon!. Views of the Grand Canyon. The Colorado River. Animals found in the Grand Canyon. Bats Rodents Beaver Coyote Weasel Raccoon

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physical features of the united states

Physical Features of the United States

By: Paula Hyatt

*Grand Canyon

*Mojave Desert

*Great Salt Lake

*Salton Sea

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Views of the Grand Canyon

The Colorado River

animals found in the grand canyon
Animals found in the Grand Canyon
  • Bats
  • Rodents
  • Beaver
  • Coyote
  • Weasel
  • Raccoon
  • Bobcat
  • Gray Fox
  • Mountain Lion
  • Mule Deer
  • Bighorn Sheep
  • Elk
  • Gila Monster
  • Rattlesnakes
  • Horned Lizard
  • Road Runner
  • Duck
  • Owl
  • Falcon

Horned Lizard

Bighorn Sheep

Road Runner

Elk

plants found in the grand canyon
Plants found in the Grand Canyon
  • Agave
  • Clifforse
  • Banana Yucca
  • Fern Bush
  • Currant Bush
  • Gambel Oak
  • Creosote Bush
  • Sagebrush
  • Assorted Willows
  • Assorted Cactuses

Prickly Pear Cactus

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*The Mojave Desert stretches from California to Nevada, Utah, and Arizona.

*Las Vegas is the largest city within the Mojave Desert.

animals found in the mojave desert
Animals found in the Mojave Desert
  • Badger
  • Bat
  • Bighorn Sheep
  • Squirrel
  • Desert Tortoise
  • Rodents
  • Snakes
  • Jackrabbit
  • Mice
  • Shrew
  • Iguana
  • Lizards
  • Scorpions
  • Spiders
  • Quails
  • Hawks
  • Falcons
  • Kestrel
  • Dove
  • Owls
  • Hummingbird
  • Crows
  • Wrens
  • Finches

Sidewinder

Antelope Squirrel

Desert Tortoise

Desert Scorpion

Kangaroo Rat

plants found in the mojave desert
Plants found in the Mojave Desert
  • Joshua Tree
  • Pinyon Pine
  • Mesquite
  • California Juniper
  • California Fan Palm Oasis
  • Creosote Bush
  • Assorted Cactuses
  • Assorted Wildflowers

Cholla Cactus

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*The Great Salt Lake has a high salt content

*The Great Salt Lake is a naturally made lake

animals in or near the great salt lake
Animals in or near the Great Salt Lake

Pelican

  • Plover
  • Sandpiper
  • Gulls
  • Bald Eagle
  • Peregrine Falcon
  • Assorted Ducks & Geese
  • Brine Shrimp
  • Few Fish survive here

Bald Eagle

Muskellunge

Buffalo

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Views of the Salton Sea

*The Salton Sea has a large content of salt

animals found in or near the salton sea
Animals found in or near the Salton Sea
  • Tilapia
  • Loons
  • Albatross
  • Petrel
  • Flamingo
  • Geese
  • Ducks
  • Eagles
  • Hawks
  • Falcon
  • Crane
  • Plover
  • Gulls
  • Terns
  • Owls
  • Swifts
  • Hummingbird
  • Woodpecker
  • Pelican
  • Martins
  • Swallows
  • Nuthatches
  • Thrashers
  • Sparrows
  • Finches
  • Warblers
  • Oriole

Pelican

Burrowing Owl

Tilapia

*Tilapia arethe only surviving fish in the Salton Sea!

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