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
The high desert in the southwest never ceases to amaze me. The sky is so vast and its colors are vivid blues, purples, pinks, or oranges. The terrain is unique and various with rolling hills, volcanic rocks, sandstone buttes, arches, cliffs, and canyons. Much of the flora is pinyon and juniper trees, along with cactus,… Read More MORE HIGH DESERT WALKING
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