As promised, here are some of the critters at Valley of Fire State Park, Nevada.
Antelope ground squirrels hold their tails close to their rumps and are common in campgrounds and at birdfeeders like these guys. Read the rest of this entry »
One of the most beautiful Western landscapes I’ve ever seen is in a Nevada state park that I would have missed if I hadn’t exchanged a little trail banter with a fellow hiker at Red Rock Canyon near Las Vegas this past May.
When my son and his wife visited me recently, they wanted to do some climbing at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area just outside of Las Vegas, Nevada. While they climbed, I hiked. Then we did the First Creek hike together. I wish I knew the name of the flower in the foreground, but I can’t find it in my field guide or online. Read the rest of this entry »
I just returned from a 10-day outing in the desert, most of it with my son and his wife. The bighorn sheep were the grand finale of the visit to the Valley of Fire State Park in Nevada,
At first it was a couple of ewes peering over the mountaintop, then later, the whole herd came down to munch on mesquite and other succulent plants in plain view of hikers. Read the rest of this entry »