Got Milkweed?

This post was originally published on this siteAn intimate look at a fascinating native plant. Most people know how important milkweed is to monarch butterflies — their caterpillars must feed on milkweed in…

Fire damage at a Mojave oasis

This post was originally published on this sitePerennial pepperweed, an invasive plant, grew densely in the understory here. It most likely did not die in the fire as the root…

Tracking desert tortoise in the Colorado Desert

This post was originally published on this siteThe desert tortoise population is in steep decline — in some areas, the population has decreased by 90%. Each year the Mojave Desert Land Trust…

Rediscovering the night sky after the pandemic

This post was originally published on this siteThe night sky over the Sheephole Valley Wilderness Area in Mojave Trails National Monument — May 2021 By Lauren Alba, Women In Science Discovering Our Mojave intern…

Deep in the Mojave, researching the night sky

This post was originally published on this sitePhoto: Global Eyes Media Research by WISDOM interns help us understand the quality and the importance of the Mojave Desert’s dark night skies. Last…

After the summer rains, new growth

This post was originally published on this siteHow to identify native and non-native seedlings popping up in the high desert this summer A yellow carpet of native chinchweed (Pectis papposa) near…