We focused on learning the tracks and sign of the wildlife of this dry land in preparation for a track & sign evaluation in June. We were blessed with good weather, especially on Saturday and got to strip down to our t-shirts and soak up the sun. The sandy and muddy areas we visited were loaded with tracks and sign.
One of our favorite finds was a pygmy short-horned lizard. Here student Jeremy poses with the little lizard.
Notice the way the lizard shimmies its body makes the sand fall back over it and makes it all but invisible to the searching eyes of potential predators.
Overall this trip was rich in tracks, and we left feeling satisfied and very fortunate for having seen so much diversity.
Watch for more updates soon!