Category Archives: Our Desert’s Wild Critters

Candid photos and dialogue of our Desert’s Wildlife as observed and photographed by Bill Ford, Founder.

BOBCAT Assembly Bill AB-1213

Trapped BOBCATS rise 51% during 2012-2013 trapping season. This priceless photo is from Annica Kreuters photo collection of a bobcat mother and her two cubs within close proximity of her Joshua Tree back yard and home. Kreuters has tracked the growth and behavior of visiting … Continue reading

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BOBCAT ATROCITY Discovered by local JT resident

Local resident, Tom O’Key, discovers a hidden Bobcat live-trap on his private property, set to capture a Bobcat (disregarding size, age, gender) solely for stripping the skin and fur off the animal to be sold to a buyer in a foreign … Continue reading

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PhotoInterest – Interacting with our Wildlife

Our Desert Critters - in and around Joshua Tree The desert is home to numerous varieties of wildlife from the tiniest of insects to big horn sheep, coyotes and Bobcats, and yes, lizards too.   This is a 7-inch Desert Gecko sitting atop the … Continue reading

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Desert Photo Contest

Amateur & Pro SAVE OUR DESERT photo competition 2012   Permanently attached to your camera?   Out in all weather clicking away? Then here’s your chance to share your outdoor photos with the world. Save Our Desert is pleased to announce … Continue reading

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Joshua Tree’s Sierra Club Leader, Elden Hughes dies at 80

Joshua Tree’s Elden Hughes, a lifelong environmental advocate, helped spearhead efforts to protect the California wilderness, including his beloved Mojave Desert. By Louis Sahagun, Los Angeles Times December 4, 2011, 12:21 p.m. Elden Hughes, a crusader for wild places and … Continue reading

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TEST Desert Critter Photos – Album 1

JoshuaTreeStar’s FIRST wild critter photo Album-1       There’s about 130+ randomly picked critter photos in this slide show arrangement. Some are pretty good, some are so-so snapshots. Some have captions and several don’t. What you see is what you get! WYSIWYG (wizzy-wig). … Continue reading

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Great desert photo event – Joshua Tree Highlands Hwy 62 Art Tour

Hwy 62 Art Tour Another spectacular photo event looming in our Desert Wonderland… Well known, David McChesney of “OutMyWindows” nature photo fame sent me an email in which is announced a “Back in the Highlands Again!!” event along with 20 year … Continue reading

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JT Library hosts McChesney Photos

Joshua Tree California’s public library hosted David McChesney’s latest desert wonders and wildlife photo presentation, introducing his latest book. Tuesday, October 11, 2011 Numerous folks attended a slide-show-formated presentation of nearly every photo reproduced in David McChesney’s most recent book titled “Miles … Continue reading

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Latest Critter Encounter – August 10, 2011

  One in the bush, okay — One in the hand, dangerous! • A nerve-rattling encounter • It’s our August summer here in the Mojave Desert Wonderland, night-time temps hovering in the top 70′s to mid 80′s and daytime into the low … Continue reading

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Our Desert’s Wild Critters

Welcome to “Our Desert’s Wild Critters” Briefly, this section contains several areas of photos arranged by the “type” of wild creatures that roam our two deserts. You’ll see photos with dialogue attached when necessary to describe the critter, action or situation.  … Continue reading

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