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The Red Carpet Comes to Yucca Valley “Free” Film Festival

Yucca Valley will be hosting a FREE film festival, The 1st Annual Yucca Valley Film Festival.  This will be your chance to walk the red carpet.  Of course as lovers of the Mojave Desert we often see a carpet of flowers blooming in the spring, all for free.  Now in the fall we also have […]

It’s a Lensbaby, Baby

I have to admit it, I love my Lensbaby. I know it is probably not logical to “love” an inanimate object, so I suppose I should qualify my original statement. I love what my Lensbaby can do and how it affects an image and yes, how it inspires me. After taking several shots of people, […]

Kakurega In The Mojave Desert

I remember the first time I saw it, back in the 1970’s I was driving north up California Highway 395 between the towns of Lone Pine and Independence.  On the west side of the road were the relics of something that seemed important in the past. Driving past these ruins to go to some other […]

Coyote Fatally Struck by Vehicle at Death Valley

DEATH VALLEY, CA – A coyote that habitually approached cars died after being struck by a vehicle on Artists Drive in Death Valley National Park on November 26. This adult female coyote was just the most recent casualty of human-coyote interactions in the park. Park rangers educate visitors not to feed coyotes or other wildlife. […]

White Sands National Monument Addresses Infrastructure Needs & Improves Visitor Experience

ALAMOGORDO – In April 2018, the National Park Service announced service-wide fee increases for all entrance-fee charging parks. Therefore, White Sands will modify its entrance fees to fully incorporate the new entrance fee schedule and provide additional funding for infrastructure and maintenance needs to enhance the visitor experience. All of the money received from entrance […]

Bat Fungus Potentially Detected at Grand Canyon

Grand Canyon, AZ- The fungus Pseudogymnoascus destructans (Pd) has potentially been detected on a fringed myotis (Myotis thysanodes) at Grand Canyon National Park. The bat was captured and sampled for the fungus in April 2019 during routine surveillance by park biologists. Pd is a fungus that causes white-nose syndrome (WNS), which is a deadly disease for […]