Photo Credits: Sharon Schafer ©, Jillian Estrada ©, Freya Reder ©, Shelley Ellis ©

3 days ago

Desert Tortoise Preserve Committee

The Desert Tortoise Research Natural Area and its adjacent expansion areas are filled with beautiful wildflowers. Many areas are a carpet of purple filaree and gilia with small patches of yellow alkali goldfields popping up. Today we witnessed painted ladies "mud puddling", or congregating around a moist substance (in this case, coyote scat) to drink up nutrients. Also, the second tortoise of the day was witnessed near the entrance of the DTRNA! ...

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