Temple Bar

/lake-mead/ /temple-bar/ Temple Bar, located on the Arizona side of Lake Mead, has a rich history intertwined with the development and management of the Colorado River and the creation of Lake Mead itself. Lake Mead is a man-made reservoir formed by the Colorado River damming with the completion of the Hoover Dam in 1936. This … Continue reading “Temple Bar”

Mojave Desert Ecological Transitions

The Mojave Desert, located in the southwestern United States, is a unique and ecologically diverse ecosystem known for its extreme temperatures, arid conditions, and distinct plant and animal life. Various factors, including topography, climate, and human activities, influence the transitions within the Mojave Desert ecosystem. Here are some key ecological transitions within the Mojave Desert: … Continue reading “Mojave Desert Ecological Transitions”

Mojave Desert Ecozones

https://mojavedesert.net/ecology/ Ecozones, also known as ecological zones or ecoregions, are geographic areas with distinct ecological characteristics, including climate, vegetation, and animal life. In the case of the Mojave Desert, several ecozones can be identified, each with its unique set of features. These ecozones help to categorize and understand the diverse environments within the broader Mojave … Continue reading “Mojave Desert Ecozones”

Rain & Rain Shadow

Rainshadow Desert Mojave Desert Rain Shadow The Mojave Desert rain shadow is a meteorological phenomenon that occurs in the southwestern United States. A rain shadow is an area on the leeward side of a mountain or mountain range that receives significantly less precipitation than the windward side. In the case of the Mojave Desert, this rain … Continue reading “Rain & Rain Shadow”

Desert Studies Center – Zzyzx

/zzyzx/ Zzyzx, pronounced “zy-zicks,” is a unique and intriguing place in the Mojave Desert of Southern California, USA. Specifically, it is home to the Desert Studies Center, operated by the California State University (CSU) system. The center serves as a field station for research and education focused on the desert ecosystem. Here are some key … Continue reading “Desert Studies Center – Zzyzx”

Wild Burros

/wildlife/wild-burro.html Wild burros, also known as wild donkeys, can be found in various desert regions around the world. In North America, one notable population of wild burros resides in the deserts of the southwestern United States, particularly in states like Arizona, California, Nevada, and Utah. These burros are descendants of domesticated animals brought to the … Continue reading “Wild Burros”


/nature/ Nature is the physical world and everything in it: plants, animals, mountains, deserts, rivers, etc., things that man does not make. The natural forces control the environment because of nature and not by man. Nature is also how a person or animal behaves, character or personality. Ecology Post Views: 5

California High & Low Deserts

https://mojavedesert.net/ecology/ California is home to high and low deserts, characterized by distinct features, climates, and elevations. The primary differences between California’s high and low deserts include elevation, temperature, and vegetation. It’s important to note that these are generalizations, and there can be variations within each desert region. The specific characteristics can also vary depending on … Continue reading “California High & Low Deserts”