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I took this photo in the eastern Sierras, off Highway 395, at the Owens Gorge Road. I love those mailboxes and every time we travel to the Sierras, we drive by them just to see them!

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Busy night~Nature Notes 050910

Last weekend, hubby and I decided to take a break from our jobs and take a weekend visit to Las Vegas. No, we don't go to the casinos or hotels! Instead, we drive out to Red Rock Canyon and other desert destinations. I had a Saturday horse clinic to attend and that afternoon, after lunch and a nap, we headed out to the Valley of Fire, near Lake Mead. As we stopped at Rainbow View, I was intrigued by all the animal tracks in the soft, red sand at my feet. I stopped and followed several of them. Aren't they interesting? I find myself stopping and either looking up at the sky or looking down at the ground for some interesting photos! Nature Notes for May 6, 2010.


eileeninmd said...

Nice walk and sightings, seeing all the animal tracks is neat.

Rambling Woods said...

It looks almost like some kind of reptile...a lizard dragging a tail maybe? I love following and speculating about tracks....I enjoyed this post..Thank you..Michelle

Cheryl Ann said...

Michelle, I looked at my animal footprints card that I got at Joshua Tree National Park. Yes, the long track is a lizard. I believe the little feet ones are a deer mouse and a kangaroo rat, but I could be wrong about the kangaroo rat! I'm going to do more research! Fortunately, we have lots of books and bookstores near us and the Santa Rosa visitor center has some good ones!