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Rain in the Mojave Desert

Rain in the Mojave Desert

When most people think of the desert, they don’t think much about rain. Well, on August 22, the Mojave Desert experienced record-breaking rainfall, with some areas receiving well over 2.5 inches…   read more

Rabbits, Rodents, and Tortoises

Rabbits, Rodents, and Tortoises

Recently at the San Diego Zoo Desert Tortoise Conservation Center (DTCC), a new, reinforced fence was built to help control the movement of predacious animals onto the property. Prior to the new fence, coyotes, kit foxes, and even badgers would dig below the fence line to enter the property.   read more

Desert Tortoise: Hot! Hot! Hot!

Desert Tortoise: Hot! Hot! Hot!

Summer months are the best times for people to get out and enjoy the great outdoors, to go swimming, or to just to relax, but for the desert tortoise, it is time to get some much-needed rest.   read more

Desert Invasions

Desert Invasions

While we love to see all the native plants, this abundant bloom also presents a potential setback for the desert.   read more

Watch Where You Step!

Watch Where You Step!

The desert soil is alive! Well, the soil itself isn’t really living, but life occurs throughout the soil of the Mojave Desert, so it’s important to always stay on designated trails and roads when you are in the desert.   read more