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Angel on the Mountain

Coachella Valley did you know we have an Angel on the Mountain? Photos and Story by Barbara Demmocks  On the west end of the Coachella Valley, gracing the steep slopes of Mount San Jacinto above Palm Springs, is the unique rock formation

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Coachella Valley loves this shot. Who needs hamburger meat?

  I can’t, for the life of me, figure out why the Roadrunners feel so comfortable around here? What gives?

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What to do if bitten by a snake.

If you live in the Coachella Valley you should learn how to handle a snake bite.  Each year, about 8,000 venomous snake bites occur in the US and about 5 of those people die. You’ve got a good chance of

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Coachella Valley Flooding – Are you prepared?

Coachella Valley Flooding – Are you prepared? Flooding is the most common natural disaster and can occur anywhere. Flooding can be localized in a particular neighborhood or widespread, affecting entire cities or large portions of states and territories. Floods can develop over a

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California Desert’s Thousand Palms Oasis as “Nobody” has ever seen it before until… NOW!

In 1905, visionary stock rancher Louis Wilhelm traded two mules and a buckboard wagon for the Thousands Palm Oasis, an 80-acre jewel of land in the heart of the Southern California desert.  But even he didn’t see it like this…

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Did you know April 17 is bat appreciation day? And why not?

National Bat Appreciation Day is observed annually on April 17th.  This is the best time of the year to celebrate bats, as they are now beginning to emerge from hibernation. National Bat Appreciation Day  a great time to learn about

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Wildflower Viewing in Joshua Tree National Park

Wildflower Viewing in Joshua Tree National Park When and Where Will the Wildflowers Bloom?   Wildflowers may begin blooming in the lower elevations of the Pinto Basin and along the park’s south boundary in February and at higher elevations in

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The Living Desert Annual Plant Sale

ANNUAL PLANT SALE AT THE LIVING DESERT FEATURES RARE DESERT PLANTS AT DISCOUNTED PRICES – Plants, Garden Décor & More On Sale March 28-29 Join The Living Desert in celebrating Spring with their annual Plant Sale on Saturday, March 28th and Sunday,

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WORLDWIDE METEOR ACTIVITY OUTLOOK FOR MARCH 14-20, 2015

METEOR ACTIVITY OUTLOOK FOR MARCH 14-20, 2015 The estimated total hourly meteor rates for evening observers this week is near 3 for observers situated at mid-northern latitudes and 4 for observers viewing from the southern tropics (latitude 25 S.). For

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Coachella Valley Daytrippen – Joshua Tree National Park Admission is FREE for 3 Day Weekend!

Coachella Valley Daytrippen – Joshua Tree National Park is FREE the entire 3 day President’s Day weekend. If you’re thinking of heading out to Joshua Tree National Park during the Presidents Day weekend, you’re in luck – all national park

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Mud Volcanoes near the Salton Sea??

Salton Sea Mud Volcanoes Along the eastern shoreline, near Bombay Beach, Elite Tours owner Mark Farley leads his group a short distance from the Highway 111 roadway and picks up a rock. It is no ordinary rock, but rather pumice:

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DEATH VALLEY JIM; A TESTAMENT TO THE GOOD LIFE

Exploring the desert full time for the past 3 years, Death Valley Jim has found the time to write 8 books on his findings; adventuring at times for 2 weeks or more deep into places that most of us will

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Pioneertown’s Day in the Desert is just a few weeks away!

Pioneertown’s Day in the Desert is just a few weeks away! A DAY IN THE DESERT is an intimate music experience in a magical desert oasis. Time stands still as the lush sounds encompass the otherworldly natural setting. The artist

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Coachella Valley’s Living Desert is proud to announce the African Crested baby porcupine

The Living Desert is proud to announce the African Crested baby porcupine, born at the zoo in May, is now part of the Animal Encounters Program and is currently being trained for a part in the Wildlife Wonders show starting

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THREE BURROWING OWLS PLUS A RINGTAIL CACOMISTLE EQUAL MORE FUN AT THE LIVING DESERT

THREE BURROWING OWLS PLUS A RINGTAIL CACOMISTLE EQUAL MORE FUN AT THE LIVING DESERTPALM DESERT/INDIAN WELLS, CA – (September 19, 2014) – The sounds of wildlife at The Living Desert are now joined by the hoot of three newborn Burrowing

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Joshua Tree Music Festival…Get involved!

The Joshua Tree Music Festival is a family event coming October 9th – 12th! Kids 10 and under get into the festival for FREE. GET INVOLVED…..volunteer in exchange for a festival pass. Sign up is live now on the GET INVOLVED page

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Where Can You See a Bighorn Sheep, Porcupine and Hyena?

The Living Desert introduces its newest additions Now there is even more to explore at The Living Desert with the addition of a Bighorn Sheep Ram, a North American Porcupine and a pair of Striped Hyenas all on exhibit. “New

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FREE ADMISSION FOR KIDS ON WEEKENDS AT THE LIVING DESERT

FREE ADMISSION FOR KIDS ON WEEKENDS AT THE LIVING DESERT’S CELEBRATION OF HISPANIC HERITAGE MONTH SEPTEMBER 15 – OCTOBER 15The Living Desert is proud to honor Hispanic Heritage Month from September 15th through October 15th. The celebration of culture at the

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New Report Warns of Massive Public Health as Salton Sea Declines

New Report Warns of Massive Public Health, Property, and Environmental Costs as Salton Sea Declines.  Story Courtesy of the The Pacific Institute September 3, 2014 – Oakland, Calif.: A new report released today by the Oakland-based Pacific Institute warns the shrinking

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