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David B. Williams is a freelance natural history writer.

 


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David B. Williams is a freelance natural history writer. He is the author of A Naturalist's Guide to Canyon Country and Grand Views of Canyon Country. He lived in southern Utah for nine years, where he coordinated outdoor education workshops and worked as a park ranger at Arches National Park.

Books- A Naturalist's Guide to Canyon Country and Grand Views of Canyon Country, I am the co-author of A Naturalist's Guide to the White Rim Trail and a contributor to Insight Guide: Seattle, Insight Guide: American Southwest, and Discovery Channel-Insight Guide: Caves, Cliffs, and Canyons. My work has appeared in national, regional, and local magazines and newspapers.

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Tumbleweed, - Russian Thistle - DesertUSA
... popular in the 1940's. A severe drought in the 1930's in Canada led farmers to use young tumbleweeds as hay and silage for livestock. David B. Williams ...
www.desertusa.com/flowers/tumbleweed.html

Tarantula Hawk - photos - video - DesertUSA
Several species of the wasps known as "tarantula hawks" inhabit the desert lands of the southwest. Pepsis formosa and Pepsis thisbe are probably the two most common. Wasps in the genus Hemipepsis are also known as "tarantula hawks." The species are difficult to distinguish...
www.desertusa.com/insects/tarantula-hawks.html

Gambel's Quail - DesertUSA
... quail have been introduced to the Hawaiian Islands and can be found on Kaho' olawe and on the big island on the slopes of Mauna Loa. David B. Williams ...
www.desertusa.com/mag01/apr/papr/gambel.html

Ringtails Cat Bassariscus astutus- DesertUSA
The genus Bassariscus consists of only one other species, B. sumichrasti, which lives in Central America. Because ... on August 13, 1986. David B. Williams ...
www.desertusa.com/mag01/mar/papr/ringt.html

Migration - Birds - Butterflies - DesertUSA
by David Williams. As spring ... Editor's Note: As an FOB (Friend of Bugs), freelance writer David B. Williams, author of A Naturalist's Guide to Canyon Country.
https://www.desertusa.com/birds/bird-migration.html

Debunking Myths about the Black Widow, Rattlesnakes and more ...
Editor's Note: As an FOB (Friend of Bugs), freelance writer David B. Williams, author of A Naturalist's Guide to Canyon Country, thinks that male black widow ...
www.desertusa.com/mag03/Jan/dbnkm.html

Living in the Desert - DesertUSA
This is a special place. Editor's Note: As an FOB (Friend of Bugs), freelance writer David B. Williams, author of A Naturalist's Guide to Canyon Country.
www.desertusa.com/mag03/apr/desert.html

bastard toadflax - Comandra umbellata - DesertUSA
Henry David Thoreau called it a "handsome" plant. Habits/Habitats The plant prefers rather dry, ... fewer cones and seeds than healthy trees. David B. Williams ...
www.desertusa.com/mag01/mar/papr/flax.html

Southern Fire Ant - Desert fire ants - DesertUSA
David B. Williams. The Red Imported Fire Ant, also known as Solenopsis invicta, is a formidable foe wherever it establishes a colony. Since invading the ...
www.desertusa.com/mag01/aug/papr/ants.html

Desert-Marigold - DesertUSA
... several desert-marigold compounds, e.g., fastiglin, baileyolin, and radiatin, which might help in cancer therapy by inhibiting tumor formation. David B. Williams ...
www.desertusa.com/mag01/apr/papr/marigld.html

Botta's pocket gopher - DesertUSA
... variaton is one of the first steps leading toward new speciation. For a movie of the gopher at work click here, or on the picture below: David B. Williams ...
www.desertusa.com/mag01/jun/papr/gopher.html

Devil's Claw- DesertUSA
... the reckless disregard of truth displayed by the author excites admiration." This appeared in the September 1908 issue of Plant World. David B. Williams ...
www.desertusa.com/mag01/jun/papr/d_claw.html
Downtown Rockhound - DesertUSA
by David Williams .... Editor's Note: As an FOB (Friend of Bugs), freelance writer David B. Williams, author of A Naturalist's Guide to Canyon Country.
www.desertusa.com/mag03/may/rocks.html

Cactus in the desert DesertUSA
by David Williams. As far back .... Editor's Note: As an FOB (Friend of Bugs), freelance writer David B. Williams, author of A Naturalist's Guide to Canyon Country.
www.desertusa.com/mag03/mar/cac.html

Palo Verde Tree- DesertUSA
... geminatus) feed on these trees. They grow up to five inches in length. Adult are up to three and one half inches long with long antennae. David B. Williams ...
www.desertusa.com/mag01/aug/papr/palov.html

Pinacate Beetles - stinkbugs- DesertUSA
... cereals, particularly in light, draining soils with a high organic content. Fine seedling crops like canola and linola are particularly susceptible. David B. Williams ...
www.desertusa.com/insects/stinkbug.html

Stinging Nettles - DesertUSA
David B. Williams ยท DesertUSA Newsletter -- We send articles on hiking, camping and places to explore, as well as animals, wildflower reports, plant information ...
www.desertusa.com/mag01/sep/papr/stngnet.html

Arizona Poppy - Kallstroemia grandiflora - DesertUSA
... Corps of Topographical Engineers first obtained a specimen of Arizona poppy on October 28, 1846, near Safford, Arizona on the Gila River. David B. Williams ...
www.desertusa.com/flowers/az-poppy.html

Black-Chinned Hummingbird - DesertUSA
... polished by art are not comparable to this gem of nature." Video available on this subject. Click here to view a movie of Hummingbirds. David B. Williams ...
https://www.desertusa.com/mag01/jul/papr/h_bird.html

 

 

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