Osoyoos Desert Society

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Plants & Animals

The South Okanagan’s desert environment is an extraordinary place, offering the visitor equal parts serenity and surprise. It is an ever-changing landscape – no matter when you visit, there is always something wonderful to see.

See what’s blooming at the Desert Centre.

April Sagebrush Buttercup
April Upland Larkspur
April Antelope-brush
April-May Arrow-leaved Balsamroot
May Bitterroot
June Prickly-pear Cactus
June-July Mariposa Lily
June-July Long-leaved Phlox
August-September      Rabbitbrush


Check out the list of some local wildlife.

Mammals

Birds

Reptiles & Amphibians

Invertebrates

Nuttall’s Cottontail

Hummingbirds

Spadefoot

Preying Mantis

Coyote

Western Bluebird

Tiger Salamander 

Black Widow

Mule Deer

Mountain Bluebirds

Gopher Snake

Scorpion

Black Bear

California Quail

Yellow-bellied Racer


 

Golden Eagle

Rubber Boa

 

 

Red-tailed Hawk

 

 

 

To view some great wildlife photos, click here