BC: Region 16 ESC Field Experience Hosted by: Danna Beck - Social Studies Lola Henning - Science Michele McCurdy - Science photos by Michele McCurdy
FC: Palo Duro Canyon High Plains Drifters - Field Experience Region 16 ESC Science and Social Studies
1: Palo Duro Canyon is made up of the Ogallala, Trujillo, Tecovas, and Quarter Master layers.
2: Replica of the Charles Goodnight dugout | Goodnight entered the canyon in 1874 to begin the JA Ranch.
3: Mary Ann Goodnight was responsible for helping to save the bison calves. | The bison from this blood line are now located at Caprock Canyons State Park.
4: Mortar Hole Stone Used to crush food by Native Americans.
5: Hackberry Tree Produces berries The older the tree is the more the bark curls out.
6: Mesquite Tree | Mesquite Tree thorns | Yukka
7: Cottonwood Tree | Tansy Aster | "Star" inside cottonwood branch
8: Sand Sage | Windmill grass
9: Side oats Texas State Grass | Deer
12: Soap Berry Tree
13: Silver leaf night shade
14: Journaling | Leaf rubbing
16: Juniper Rocky Mountain | Juniper male releasing pollen
17: Red berry juniper | Juniper male
18: Beaver Tree Stump
19: Tasajillo Christmas Cactus | Prickly Pear Cactus