Mohave Grass Species
Grasses are among the most important plant species on the planet. They are found in a variety of ecosystems, including grasslands, savannas, prairies, and wetlands, and they play a critical role in maintaining the health and balance of these ecosystems. Grasses are important habitat creators, providing shelter and food for a wide range of animals. Many species of birds, including grassland birds and waterfowl …
Ash Meadows National Wildlife Refuge
Although the entire world considers the Mohave Desert a vapid wasteland, this desert has the underground Mohave and Amargosa Rivers and multiple springs and seeps that support life. The real Mohave desert was a home for the many Native Americans who knew it’s secrets, thrived and exploited them to survive. Ash Meadows is one of these exotic and special places. Ash Meadows National Wildlife Refuge was named after the galleries of ash trees described...
Corn Creek at Desert Wildlife Preservation Refuge
Established in 1936, the wildlife refuge covers land of historical use and significance to the Nuwuvi (Southern Paiute) people, and petroglyphs from this culture dot areas of the refuge. The lower elevations are made up of arid desert environments, with the Corn Creek and visitor center area built around a series of springs bringing rare water to the landscape.. Continue Reading
if you love flowers plants birds and animals, then you are in the right place. I love nature photography and combined with my love of bireds, flowers and travel I have decided to create a place to present photographs and information on my favorites. This is a revision of my previous website traveltoeat.com since I become old (and fat) and I have become more interested in photography than eating.
I live in Las Vegas but I travel frequently in the southwest, California and in fact around the world. While Las Vegas would seem to be an unusual choice with regards to plants and birds it is an unusually busy place due to Pacific Migration Flyway which comes through Las Vegas. Since this is a desert, the birds are concentrated in the many springs, seeps, lakes and parks in and around Las Vegas, making for really great birding.
Since the previous blog focused on travel and eating, there will be a fair amount of focus on history beautiful architecture and food. However, both in the past and today I am always interested in a good garden, zoo, safari or hike. My idea of a perfect day is to be surrounded by flowers, insects, animals and birds, I hope my photographs and descriptions will inspire you in your own travels and hikes.