Seven Magic Mountains

Photo: Paint Restoration in Process (2019) Quotes Most people don’t know how beautiful the land is around Las Vegas, so I hope this inspires them to explore the city’s nature. – Ugo Rondinone, quoted in the Hollywood Reporter Essay Can stacked, day-glo boulders be an inspired roadside attraction? Yes, with free admission. For those visiting …

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 …

Burning Man

Photo: BLM The Burning Man event has taken place on public lands on the Black Rock Desert Playa every year but one since 1990. The annual festival draws 70,000 people to create a temporary city in the northern Nevada desert, and the week each year culminates with the burning of the Man structure Saturday night …

Sonoran Desert = Desierto de Sonora

Photo: BLM, Night Sky Viewing One of our favorite places in the world lies across the USA/Mexico Borderlands, the Sonoran Desert. The Sonoran Desert is the third largest North American desert and extends from the California-Nevada border south to the tip of Baja California and much of the state of Sonora. Two thirds of this desert lies in Mexico. …

Bighorn Sheep

Photo: Valley of Fire The bighorn sheep (Ovis canadensis) is a species of sheep native to North America named for its large horns. Desert Bighorn sheep live in matriarchal societies. A dominant female leads a herd, which for much of the year consists primarily of ewes and their lambs. The rams tend to stay together …

Deserts

Spotlight on deserts around the world Desert = a dry, barren area of land, especially one covered with sand, that is characteristically desolate, waterless, and without vegetation Headlines Would flooding the deserts help stop global warming? – NBC News Planeta.com Desert Notebook Sahara Desert Sonoran Desert = Desierto de Sonora Cactus Mojave Desert Desert Oracle …

Desert Notebook

Photo It is the rare storm that penetrates the Sonoran Desert. What litle precipitation does fall comes as a rule from December to March as gentle rains from Pacific weather disturbances, or in late July and August as violent thunderstorms. – John Alcock, Sonoran Desert Spring The humans who confronted the Pima and the Papago …

Desert National Wildlife Refuge Celebrates 80th Anniversary

Saturday, May 14, the refuge celebrates its 80th anniversary, having first opened May 20, 1936. The much newer visitors’ center hosts the celebration from 9am-1pm. There will be a bird hike, guided walks, cake and more. Free for everyone. Our questions – what is the status of the refuge and how land may or may not …

Zona del Silencio, puerta del universo (Los Desiertos Magneticos del Mundo)

por Armin Gomez Un desierto cuya inmensidad bordean montañas con aspecto de crateres, donde abundan aereolitos esparcidos en sus alrededores, asi como el recuerdo de un cohete espacial que cayo en su arido territorio, hacen de la misteriosa Zona del Silencio, en el norte del Pais un escenario sideral. A esta impresion contribuye la magnifica …