Mojave Desert

Photo: James Marvin Phelps, Milky Way over the Desert When you see many Joshua trees, you are in the Mojave Desert. – Joshua Tree National Park – JoshuaTreeNPS The Mojave Desert is bordered by the Great Basin to its north and the Sonoran Desert to its south and east. Topographical boundaries include the Tehachapi Mountains …

Creosote

Photo: Hadley Paul Garland Creosote = a shrub native to arid parts of Mexico and the western USA. When steeped in boiling water, the leaves yield an antiseptic lotion. Joshua Tree National Park: Perhaps no other desert plant is more conspicuous than the creosote (Larrea tridentata) which grows in the Chihuahuan, Sonoran, and Mojave deserts …

Spring

Photo: La Primavera What we know about Spring: Spring is one of the four conventional temperate seasons, spring follows winter and preceding summer. When it is spring in the Northern Hemisphere, it will be autumn in the Southern Hemisphere and vice versa. At the spring equinox, days are approximately 12 hours long with day length …

Hurricanes

Buzzwords A hurricane or tropical cyclone is a storm system characterized by a large low-pressure center and numerous thunderstorms that produce strong winds and heavy rain. – Wikipedia The hurricane season in the Atlantic runs June 1 – November 30. National Hurricane Center The National Hurricane Center (NHC) is a component of the National Centers …

Las Vegas Community Healing Garden

Photo The Las Vegas community has come together to build a new community healing garden as a prompt and thoughtful response to 2017’s Oct. 1 tragedy, when a lone gunman massacred 58 individuals and injured 526 more who were attending a music festival. Stonerose Landscapes principals Jay Pleggenkuhle and Daniel Perez designed a memorial garden …

Amazon

Photo The Amazon River is the largest river by discharge volume of water in the world. 2019 Amazonia and Our Planetary Futures: A Conference on Climate Change Headlines Nature-inspired design: how the Amazon can help us solve humanity’s greatest challenges Elsewhere on the Web arapyau.org.br Amazon Watch Amazon Watch Facebook Embedded Tweets 'Until my last …

Wetlands Park in Las Vegas

Photo: Clark County Wetlands Park Keep Vegas Weir’d! For fans of quiet and urban ecotourism and conscious travel, one of the must visit places in Las Vegas is Clark County Wetlands Park just beyond the football stadium. The Clark County Wetlands Park is free to enter at all access points. The park is open dawn to …