This is the second day of the “bioblitz” wildlife census within 17 miles of Whitewater Canyon near Palm Springs, California. This area is home to mountain lions, coyotes, desert tortoises, wood rats, and Bighorn Sheep. What a cornucopia of critters! Those doing the counting were 50 rain-soaked researchers and university students.
The photo below is courtesy of Lara Hartley who knows her turtles. Isn’t it interesting that in battle, they try to turn each other over.