The event sought to expose people to some of the most feared and misunderstood creatures on earth – bats and scorpions – and foster an appreciation for the important role that these animals play in nature and our own lives.
While cattails are native to Ash Meadows, historically they were not as abundant as they are today. The reason for their overgrowth in the springs and streams at Ash Meadows is largely due to past habitat alterations – namely, the large-scale farming and ranching that occurred in the 1950s-1970s.
Over 75 people traveled back in time this Saturday at the Longstreet Boardwalk – the site of Jack Longstreet’s restored cabin – to experience life at Ash Meadows in the early 1900s.
The sand dunes at Peterson Reservoir were literally crawling with snakes, lizards and kids on Saturday, September 11th, for Ash Meadows’ fall kickoff event: Let’s Explore Snakes & Lizards! Approximately 43 children and 15 adults attended the event, from Amargosa Valley Elementary School, Death Valley Academy, Shoshone Middle School, Tecopa-Francis Elementary, and the Pahrump 4-H Rockhounds.