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PIckup in the Desert

Four Big Advantages to Solo Travel

For a long time, I was hesitant to take solo traveling trips. So, what did I do? Well, I packed essentials into my single cab Toyota Pickup and left. More...

Roswell

UFO Destinations in the Desert

The deserts are home to numerous remarkable places that draw seekers to remote towns on a mission to experience a bit of desert magic, or to find answers to some of life's most pressing questions. More...

Superstition Mountains

Bodie

More than 200,000 people a year visit this genuine California gold-mining ghost town, where more than 170 buildings are protected in a state of "arrested decay" on more than 1,000 remote acres. More...

Black Widow Spider

The Pronghorn

Entirely unique on this planet, the deer-like pronghorn is neither antelope nor goat -- it is the sole surviving member of an ancient family dating back 20 million years. More...

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Prairie Dogs

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...

Beavertail Cactus

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...

Mesa Verde

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...

Houseboats

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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