[Image 1 of 2] Steep, rocky Pogonomyrmex anzensis
habitat near the Pegleg Smith mounument, on the border of Anza-Borrego Desert State Park and Borrego Springs, California. Creosote bush (Larrea tridentada
), and brittlebush (Encelai farinosa
) were abundant here. P. anzensis
workers were seen retrieving fallen brittlebush seeds from the ground, and transporting them back to the nest. Arrow indicates the location of one of the two nests we found at this locality.