DesertUSA publishes news, articles and educational content about the desert regions of the United States. Our news feed includes press releases from the National Park Service, State Parks and other recreation areas.

Desert Life Features

Two individuals harassing a bison calf, Grand Teton, NP.

Rangers seeking information on individuals harassing bison calf at Grand Teton NP

ByDUSA StaffJun 8, 20233 min read

Visitors reminded to respect wildlife by keeping a safe distance Two individuals harassing a bison calf, Grand Teton, NP. NPS Summer is a great time to see wildlife in Grand Teton…

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California State Parks Launches Virtual Adventurer Mobile App

ByDUSA StaffJun 8, 20234 min read

An Interactive Augmented and Virtual Reality Journey Mobile app uses groundbreaking technology to transform visitors’ engagement of California’s state parks. California State Parks today launched Virtual Adventurer, a new mobile app…

Joshua Tree branches with blooms.

The Yucca Moth and the Joshua Tree: A Fascinating Symbiotic Dance

ByDUSA StaffJun 8, 20234 min read

In the arid landscapes of the southwestern United States, an intricate relationship unfolds between an unlikely pair—the yucca moth and the Joshua tree. This mutually beneficial alliance between a specific moth…

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Mojave Road Guide

An adventure through time. Explore the route used by pioneers on their way to California. The Mojave Road lets your SUV act as a time machine, guiding you on a trail that stretches for 138 miles through country virtually unchanged since prehistoric times.  Learn more about the Mojave Road Guide by Dennis Casebier.

SOUR Prickly Pear Candy

NEW FLAVOR – SOUR Prickly Pear Cactus Candy.  If you’ve tried Prickly Pear Cactus Candy, you’ll LOVE our new SOUR flavor.  DesertUSA SOUR Prickly Pear Chewy Candy – Made from Natural Cactus Fruit. Shop now for SOUR Prickly Pear Cactus Candy.

Fun for Kids!

If you’re looking for a fun thing to do with your kids, check out our “Break-at-Home” geode kits. This hands on rockhounding experience is a great way for kids to learn about geology, how geodes are formed and to experience the excitement of discovery when they break one open.  Learn more about “Break-at-Home” geodes

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