Meeting The Same Desert Tortoise Twice!

by Steve Reiss (Dalmdad Landscape Photography – www.dalmdad.com and https://www.facebook.com/Dalmdad.)  What is the probability that you will ever meet the same desert tortoise twice?  I guess the probability is pretty good if you happen to be visiting with the...

Wildflower Dangers in the Grapevine Valley

by Steve Reiss (Dalmdad Landscape Photography (www.dalmdad.com and https://www.facebook.com/Dalmdad.) Sorry to have not posted here at DUSA for a while.  However, this post could not be more timely.  This post discusses the pitfalls of wildflower hunting and it is...

Watch Those Saguaros: They Sure Can Hurt You!

It was interesting to recently see that the BBC (British Broadcasting Company) picked up and published on-line a story dated June 22, 2012 about a Yuma, AZ man who was crushed by a falling saguaro cactus in the Yuma, Arizona area.  The story must have originated from...

A Tired Tortoise’s Tale…

Names have been changed to protect the innocent and anonymous. I have a one track mind.  Lately, all I did was think about sleep and getting ready for sleep.  I was moving slowly, feeling a chill, and noticing the sun setting a little earlier each day, telling me the...

Morning Desert Challenges

Anza-Borrego Desert State Park: Summer, 2011: – There was a faint but growing orange glow on the horizon.  The glow added an orange tint to the eastern facing layered sedimentary rocks of the Borrego Badlands.  If I was a little taller, I probably would have...