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, November 29, 2012
Tree branch~Nature Notes~112912
I spotted this dead pinyon branch one morning as I was out walking around in Pinyon Flats, near the campground. I have two friends who live up there. It's a quick 10 minute ride down the hill from Pinyon to the desert. Our son's best friend just bought a house up there and he's already moved there from the desert. I always enjoy Pinyon Flats because it is cooler up there in the summer. And, they DO get snow about 3 or 4 times a year...not a lot, but enough to last a day. It is pinyon forest up there, with some oaks, and there are a lot of scrub jays. I believe that our scrub jay, who has now been in our neighborhood for nearly 4 years, came from this area. Quail are numerous and so are coyotes. My friend Barbara recently lost her two chickens to a couple of coyotes who dug into her yard, under her electrified fence...:-( I drive through this area every weekend when I drive up to my horses, who are boarded nearby. It's quite a change from our desert habitat! Nature Notes for November 29, 2012. To view Nature Notes, please go to: http://ramblingwoods.com/