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Time to Talk Trash!

You’ve seen them. . . they are rather hard to miss these days!  Their loud, scratchy ‘caw-caw-caw’. . . the whooshing noise as their wings cut through the air; they perch atop power poles, buildings, lamp posts, Joshua Trees, rock piles; have you guessed what it is? The common raven, Corvus corax. These large black birds are the largest members of the crow family and are renowned for their intelligence. In California’s desert however, ravens are not always a welcome sight – especially for the desert tortoise, a threatened species and the state reptile for California.

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The Living Desert gratefully acknowledges a generous $20,000 grant from Edison International.

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Mojave Maxine Emergence Contest

 

Take part in our annual Mojave Maxine Contest and predict when she will make her debut.
Students (K-12) in nine southern California counties have the opportunity to participate in the contest.