My adventures in and near Deep Canyon, located near Palm Desert, CA and the pinyon mountains near it.
Graceful dead tree up above Deep Canyon.
Thursday, November 8, 2012
Oak forest and cottonwood~Nature's Notes~110812
There is an oak forest on Highway 74. I drive through it every time I go visit my horses. It is on Cahuilla Indian land and they don't encourage trespassers. In fact, they don't encourage people to stop there at all. However, this is one of my favorite spots to stop (there are turnouts) and roll down the windows and just LISTEN. I can hear woodpeckers and noisy scrub jays! One time I saw 2 deer near this spot. I've seen coyotes cross the road in this area and a vulture in one of the oak trees. I am glad they are preserving this area because it would be a terrible thing to be developed. So, I thank the Cahuilla Indians for allowing me to stop there and breathe in the air and listen to the sounds! :-) Nature Notes for November 8, 2012. To visit Nature Notes, please go to: http://ramblingwoods.com/