Monday, April 25, 2011

What the Desert Holds

So much to blog about, so little time...
The desert holds so many amazing things and I am constantly suprised. Every trip has something unexpected, like snakes! What is it with rattlesnakes this year?? I saw zero last year and this year I've already seen four, specifically three in one day last week! One (a Mohave green, Crotalus scutulatus) was just hanging out on the road. The others (perhaps Southwestern speckled rattlesnakes, Crotalus mitchellii pyrrhus) were in some kind of combat near another road.


  1. Those were the rattlesnakes you were talking about. Wow! I can't believe you were that close to them. Creepy.

  2. Amber, it appears that these red speckleds are mating.

  3. Indeed appear to be mating. I am so jealous that you got to see/photograph this!