Desert Archive

  •   Perdita Minima Facts   First of all, the incredible Perdita Minima ranks as one of the most fascinating of bees to some people. That’s because they stay so tiny […]

    Perdita Minima

      Perdita Minima Facts   First of all, the incredible Perdita Minima ranks as one of the most fascinating of bees to some people. That’s because they stay so tiny […]

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  •   Screwhorn Antelope Facts   The most noteworthy fact about the Screwhorn Antelope remains their distinctively curved horns, from which their name derives. Yet they have far more than that […]

    Screwhorn Antelope

      Screwhorn Antelope Facts   The most noteworthy fact about the Screwhorn Antelope remains their distinctively curved horns, from which their name derives. Yet they have far more than that […]

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  •   The Maine Desert is a most surprising geological phenomenon. Names CAN be rather deceiving, however. No Kidding! In fact, this site is not a “true” desert. The local climate […]

    Maine Desert

      The Maine Desert is a most surprising geological phenomenon. Names CAN be rather deceiving, however. No Kidding! In fact, this site is not a “true” desert. The local climate […]

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  •   The Velvet Ant is the collective term for of any of the more than 3000 species of  insect. These insects are actually wasps…being neither bee nor ant.  Now THAT is […]

    Velvet Ant

      The Velvet Ant is the collective term for of any of the more than 3000 species of  insect. These insects are actually wasps…being neither bee nor ant.  Now THAT is […]

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  •   The surprising Carcross Desert is the tiniest (and in some ways most unique) desert in the world. However, despite the name, it is not technically a desert. This surprising […]

    Carcross Desert

      The surprising Carcross Desert is the tiniest (and in some ways most unique) desert in the world. However, despite the name, it is not technically a desert. This surprising […]

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  •   Mono Lake is a truly remarkable (and beautiful) lake in the Mono Basin, California. The geological processes behind its formation are sincerely fascinating! The Native Americans knew of the […]

    Mono Lake

      Mono Lake is a truly remarkable (and beautiful) lake in the Mono Basin, California. The geological processes behind its formation are sincerely fascinating! The Native Americans knew of the […]

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  •   The Western Pygmy Blue is living proof that beauty can thrive amidst great desolation! This diminutive beauty inhabits environments most consider desolate. This delicate insect species has the distinction […]

    Western Pygmy Blue

      The Western Pygmy Blue is living proof that beauty can thrive amidst great desolation! This diminutive beauty inhabits environments most consider desolate. This delicate insect species has the distinction […]

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  •   The Painted Desert certainly does live up to its name! This incredible landscape seems to display Nature’s brushstrokes for us to behold, don’t you think? This wondrous example of […]

    Painted Desert

      The Painted Desert certainly does live up to its name! This incredible landscape seems to display Nature’s brushstrokes for us to behold, don’t you think? This wondrous example of […]

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  •   The Saharan Silver Ant looks a mobile piece of living tinsel crawling through the desert! Can you picture an undulating silver carpet moving over the sand? This unique insect […]

    Saharan Silver Ant

      The Saharan Silver Ant looks a mobile piece of living tinsel crawling through the desert! Can you picture an undulating silver carpet moving over the sand? This unique insect […]

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  •   Somersaulting Spider is the common name of the Cebrennus rechenbergi. This unique creature represents a recently discovered species of desert dwelling spider.  The first known sighting of this species […]

    Somersaulting Spider

      Somersaulting Spider is the common name of the Cebrennus rechenbergi. This unique creature represents a recently discovered species of desert dwelling spider.  The first known sighting of this species […]

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  •   The Sahara is the largest hot desert on earth. Considered “cold” deserts, only the Arctic and Antarctic are larger in total area. The total area of the Sahara is […]

    Sahara

      The Sahara is the largest hot desert on earth. Considered “cold” deserts, only the Arctic and Antarctic are larger in total area. The total area of the Sahara is […]

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  •   Cuckoo Wasp is the common name for any member of an extensive group of parasitic wasps. There are more than 3,000 species within this group. Most of these insects […]

    Cuckoo Wasp

      Cuckoo Wasp is the common name for any member of an extensive group of parasitic wasps. There are more than 3,000 species within this group. Most of these insects […]

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  •             The Arabian Sand Cat,  also known as the sand dune cat, is the only feline that resides principally within  the true desert.  They appear to have  […]

    Arabian Sand Cat

                The Arabian Sand Cat,  also known as the sand dune cat, is the only feline that resides principally within  the true desert.  They appear to have  […]

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  • The Arizona Bark Scorpion (Centruroides sculpturatus) is a small light brown species of scorpion common to the Sonoran Desert  in southwestern United States and northern Mexico. An adult male can reach  a length of as […]

    Arizona Bark Scorpion

    The Arizona Bark Scorpion (Centruroides sculpturatus) is a small light brown species of scorpion common to the Sonoran Desert  in southwestern United States and northern Mexico. An adult male can reach  a length of as […]

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  •       The Eye of the Sahara is one of the geological marvels of our world. This phenomenal sight is located in the Sahara Desert in western Mauritania. It […]

    Eye of the Sahara

          The Eye of the Sahara is one of the geological marvels of our world. This phenomenal sight is located in the Sahara Desert in western Mauritania. It […]

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