A tour of the Mojave Desert from the Perspective of a Herpetologist

Please join us May 7, 2018 at 7 pm as we tour the Mojave Desert with Dr. Joshua Parker from Fresno City College.

The Mojave Desert is the driest and hottest desert in North America. As such, virtually all of the organisms that inhabit it have had to adapt to one of the most hostile climates on the planet. Most people tend to think of deserts as being wastelands devoid of life. Quite the contrary…most deserts are teaming with life! Although it is a desert, its habitats are quite varied ranging from lava beds, sand dunes, and rugged canyon systems, to lush riparian warm springs and parched scrublands. Each species has uniquely adapted to their own niche among the variety of habitats. We will take a visual tour of these habitats and species of reptiles and amphibians through the lens of my camera. There are roughly 65 species of reptiles and amphibians that have made the Mojave Desert their home. This tour of the Mojave is based loosely on D. Parker’s book “Reptiles and
Amphibians of the Mojave Desert: A Field Guide.”

Who: Dr. Joshua Parker, Fresno City College

When: Monday, May 7, 2018 at 7 PM

Where: Santa Fe Basque, 3110 N. Maroa Ave, Fresno, CA

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