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Success Story: Spring Mountains National Recreation Area Collects Over 400 Pounds of Joshua Tree Seed Pods for Restoration (via USFS)

Posted at 21 May, 2014, 4:19 pm

The spring of 2013 gave rise to an extensive Joshua tree (Yucca brevifolia) bloom in the Mojave Desert that lasted for weeks. Joshua trees are pollinated only by the yucca moth while the female lays eggs inside the flowers. When the larvae (caterpillars) emerge, they feed exclusively on Joshua tree seeds; a remarkable example of co-evolution. Interestingly, […]


Parents! Register for Great Basin Naturalists at Galena Summer Camp

Posted at 22 April, 2014, 3:10 pm

Summer Will Be Here Before You Know It. Great Basin Naturalists at Galena is gearing up for eight weeks of Summer Exploration Camp featuring new weekly themes, some returning favorites, and more activities to get your children exploring the outdoors. Five weeks of Residential Camp will be offered, in which campers stay at the beautiful […]