Here are some photos from a recent end of summer visit to Antelope Island in Utah. Antelope Island is a state park that goes into the Great Salt Lake, which is a large area, about 28,022 acres. There was a lot of wildlife on this island including bison, pronghorn, and lizards. The sunflowers were everywhere.
Here is a re-post, as I find this fascinating and was just reading a bit about it again recently. EVOLUTIONARY RELIC An evolutionary relic is a species of plant or animal that persists as a remnant of what once was a diverse and widespread population. It survived the passage of time, where their original… Read More RELICS
Pronghorns are found throughout western and central North America. Although, they resemble Old World antelopes, they are not of the antelope species. They are their own separate species and are deer-like in appearance and have hooves. Pronghorns are also known as American Antelope, Prongbuck, Pronghorn Antelope, or Prairie Antelope. The males have horns that are… Read More PRONGHORN IN ARIZONA
The pronghorn has also been called an antelope or pronghorn antelope. They are not related to the antelope, but resemble them. Pronghorns are a single species found in bush, sage and grassland areas in the western United States. They are hoofed animals with black horns made of bone sheathed in keritan. The horns grow throughout their life,… Read More THE UNIQUE PRONGHORN