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Franklin Mountains

Franklin Mountains

If you take delight in discovery, you will find that the Franklin Mountains - an apparently unexceptional range embraced by the city of El Paso, in the far western corner of Texas - in fact offer a windfall of surprise, adventure and legend. More...



The United States-Mexico border region is home to many endangered bird and animal species, including various owls, Mexican gray wolves, black bears, cougars and jaguars, whose inherent need to move around over a large area is essential to their long-term survival. More...

Red Rock Canyon

Red Rock Canyon

Red Rock Canyon is less then an hour's drive west of Las Vegas and has many significant geologic features. The area is a good place to kick back and just enjoy nature's wonders. More...

Goffs Schoolhouse

Goffs Historic Schoolhouse

By 1911 Santa Fe had concentrated at Goffs a sufficient number of employees with families to justify a school. In the fall, classes commenced at Goffs in a rented building. In 1914 the present structure was built on an acre donated by a homesteader. More...

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Desert Animals

What animals live in the desert? How do animals survive in the desert? Learn about mammals, reptiles, birds, fish and amphibians that have adapted to the harsh desert ecosystems. Here is a list of animals that live in the desert with links to additional information on each animal. Learn how they survive in the desert biome. More...


Desert Plants

How do plants survive the desert? Desert flora have adapted to the extremes of heat and aridity by using both physical and behavioral mechanisms, much like desert animals. Here are links to the flora found in the deserts, with photos and information about each plant. More...

Salton Sea

Desert Life - Animals, Plants, People and the Environment

Deserts cover more than one fifth of the Earth's land, and they are found on every continent. Deserts can be classified as "hot" or "cold". Deserts receive less than 10 inches of precipitation a year. Lack of water creates a survival problem for all desert organisms, animals, plants and people. More...


Desert Activities - Explore the Desert

The desert is a wonderful place to enjoy the outdoors and to spend time in recreational activities. People go to the desert to camp, to hike, to bike, to fish, to explore and to experience the unique environment found only in the American Southwest and its deserts. Visitors travel the desert to take in the views and enjoy the wide open space around them. More...

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