Axolotl ( Ambystoma mexicanum ) . The Mexican Academy of Sciences found an average of 6,000 axolotls for each square kilometer in lakes in 1998. By 2003, this figure had dropped to 1,000 and to a scant 100 by 2008.
"Buffaloberry (Shepherdia argentea)...drought tolerant, sun-loving, nitrogen-fixing, thorny shrub often found in light soil of ravines and stream banks....White flowers appear in late April or early May, and the orange or red fruit ripens in early to late fall. The fruit is bitter, but sweetens after a frost and were used by indigenous people to flavour meat. They are high in iron...They make good jellies and pies....propagated by seed or by transplanting root suckers."