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10 Life Lessons

Although each activity was stressful in a sense – it certainly wasn't a leisurely trip - each activity challenged us to face our fears while having fun. More...

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Assassin Bug

The assassin bug's many aliases, like so many multiple personalities, make it a perfect villain for a James Bond film. Depending on the species, this bloodthirsty bug may prey not only on other insects but also on reptiles, birds or mammals, including humans. More...

Laughlin and the Colorado River

Fun on the Colorado River

Laughlin is a small resort town on the banks of the Colorado River, located at the southern tip of Nevada, 90 miles south of Las Vegas. Since its founding in 1966 when Don Laughlin opened the Riverside Casino, Laughlin has undergone phenomenal growth... More...

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A Rockhound's Paradise

Quartzsite is located in western Arizona, just 20 miles east of the Colorado River on I-10. It's been a rockhound's paradise since the 1960s. It's time to plan your Quartzsite trip - see 2018 show dates. More...

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Roadrunner with Lizard

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...

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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...

Rock Art of the Cosos

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...

Kayak on the Colorado River

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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