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 …

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 …