Winter Not for Batwatching

In autumn and winter, we seem to be racing through the holidays.  Halloween, Thanksgiving, then Christmas and New Year’s.  What are some of the animals that we connect to these events?  Whether for their symbolism or their activity at certain times of the...

Signs of Spring

Mojave Max, the desert tortoise, emerged from his burrow on March 29, so it must be spring.  Granted that the spring arrival is a little late this year due to lingering cool temperatures, still it is welcomed with no less enthusiasm.  Max’s girlfriends emerged a few...
Tarantulas on the March

Tarantulas on the March

Why did the tarantula cross the road?  Well, no, not just to get to the other side.  Fall in the desert is the time of year when male tarantulas go on a “march” to seek out females.  It’s not that they particularly look for roads to cross, but because there are so...