The photos may not show it as well as the eye sees it, but there really are green rocks in them thar hills. Rainbow Basin Natural Area is a gem of a place in the Mojave Desert, just north of Barstow, California.
The last hour of the day is a marvelous time to visit. In late winter/early spring you can see desert tortoises, wildflowers, and a Joshua tree or two in bloom. Read the rest of this entry »
Going birding with an expert familiar with which bird will be found where is usually an excellent way to “meet” new species, and the zone-tailed hawk was the highlight for me on a trip last week to Mojave National Preserve, California. Read the rest of this entry »
Since I moved to Southern California, I’ve been “saving” a visit to Mojave National Preserve for just the right weekend – an early April birding trip with the San Bernardino Valley Audubon Society.
The weather was perfect, I added two birds to my life list, and the scenery surpassed expectations. Read the rest of this entry »
Watching desert tortoises isn’t as bad as watching paint dry. They might freeze up if you approach them, but within a few minutes they will probably resume their foraging, or walking, or whatever. Read the rest of this entry »