Posted on August 28, 2015February 11, 2017 by janene1 Moby Goes for Strange in Death Valley March 2015 Death Valley National Park is a strange and wonderful place. Here are some things we encountered on our last trip. Weird rocks near Johnson Canyon Pictographs Lizard with a neon blue tail A Mojave desert sidewinder A baby sidewinder and our 2nd rattlesnake of the trip. Look how tiny he is! Honeycomb? We spotted this high on a cliff wall. They’re about the size of dinner plates. It’s not uncommon to find old mylar balloons in Death Valley. They must float in from afar. Another Mojave desert sidewinder and rattlesnake #3 for the trip. Very helpful information! Moby at Dante’s Peak overlooking Badwater Basin. Our 4th snake of the trip. This one is a panamint rattlesnake (I think) and about 3 feet long. Five species of endemic beetles live on the Eureka Dunes. Eureka Dunes: 3 miles long, 1 mile wide, and 680 feet tall. They’re the tallest dunes in California and possibly in all of North America. The dunes “sing” when dry sand avalanches down a steep slope. It sounds like a deep bass note or the drone of a distant airplane. Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading... Related
Will call you guys when in the mood for snakes.
Larry’s always happy to see a snake. Me–not so much.
Beautiful pix! All kinds of cool critters. Thanks for sharing your Death Valley adventures.