My adventures in and near Deep Canyon, located near Palm Desert, CA and the pinyon mountains near it.
Bighorn sheep herd 05/26/14
There were about a dozen bighorn sheep this date 052614 up on Highway 74, above Palm Desert, CA, and right above Deep Canyon.
Thursday, May 10, 2012
I FINALLY got an owl photo. He wasn't up in the mountains, or up near Deep Canyon. Instead, he was sitting on a water tower right across the highway from my school, down in Coachella, CA! Another teacher told me that he's sitting there every morning, so one morning, since I was early, I drove across the highway and YUP! There he was! Isn't he adorable? He wasn't happy with me taking photos of him (these also were taken with my little Nikon COOLPIX). I believe he's a little burrowing owl. I haven't had the time to return, but since I awoke at 3:00 a.m. today, I should have time to check him out. I've been so busy spying on the pack of coyotes out in the area where I take my morning walk (see http://desertsandbeyond.blogspot.com for their story) that I haven't driven out to see this little guy! Nature Notes for May 10, 2012. He got quite upset with me after I took the bottom photo and flew off! To visit Nature Notes, please go to: http://ramblingwoods.com/