Desert Living
Wednesday, June 24th ’09

Baby mallard ducks are still waddling behind their mother’s this week.  I’m surprised how they continue to breed this late in the season. I’m sure the ducks are enjoying the unseasonably mild temperatures that we are having this month in the desert.


The ducks flock around the various ponds and streams that meander through the golf course.   A neighbor of mine, fondly nicknamed “the duck lady,” feeds the ducks each night.  They wait patiently outside of her patio waiting for her to emerge with treats each evening.

From a seat on my patio I see the ducks file by on foot in search of food in route to the next shady pond. They don’t seem to be shy. They hesitate when they see me, wondering if I’ll stand up and throw them some food. After a few seconds they continue on their way. They have a good home that is safe and comfortable. How lucky they are!

For more information on Mallard Ducks visit DesertUSA’s animals page.

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Lynn Bremner is the author of, a blog about desert road trips and tips. She started the blog after moving to Indio, CA where she now resides. Now a true desert dweller, Lynn has added in some of her own views on desert living. The heat does not keep her indoors in the summertime. She is out running, golfing or taking short day trips to some of the local points of interest. After years of traveling along the dusty, desert trails with her father, she has come to appreciate the beauty and solitude of the desert landscape. Her father’s passion for prospecting, desert lore and exploring the desert parks took their family to many interesting places, mostly in California, Nevada and Arizona. Lynn now writes about her desert road trips and intertwines a little bit of desert living into the mix.


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