Crocodile in the Desert – The Desert’s Art

Crocodile in the Desert – The Desert’s Art


It is always fun walking and exploring the treasures and beauties of the desert. I love to walk and explore in the desert. Desert is the ocean of the sand but there is no Shark and no Stingrays. You can find beautiful and unique flora, fauna, sand dunes, songs of the air blowing, and sometimes a desert storm. Desert is a paradise but you have to choose a good time/weather to roam in the paradise. We have 3 months to go in the desert and inhale long breaths in the open and wide horizons of the desert. Continue reading Crocodile in the Desert – The Desert’s Art

Tetraena qatarensis synonym Zygophyllum qatarense, a highly resilient perennial shrub of the desert

Tetraena qatarensis synonym Zygophyllum qatarense, a highly resilient perennial shrub of the desert


I have learned much about the camels, their preferences, and the desert’s flora. Zygophyllum has a very bitter taste and saltish plant because of its’ high salts contents and some level of alkaloids (which depress the appetite of the animals, though camels have higher tolerable levels for alkaloids). Such biochemical molecules in the bushes like Zygophyllum sp. depress the appetite as well as poisonous for some types of livestock. Producing such molecules (alkaloids, saponin, etc) is the strategy of the plants to save their race from the grazing animals, therefore Zygophylum qatarense is browsed by camels to a certain level but not minimized to the ground level. Continue reading Tetraena qatarensis synonym Zygophyllum qatarense, a highly resilient perennial shrub of the desert