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August 09, 2006
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Learn about the amazing world of reptiles in the desert. For instance, the Chuckwalla is not just another lizard. It can expand the size of its body in order to wedge itself betwen rocks.

Recommended reading - 'A Field Guide to Western Reptiles and Amphibians' by Robert Stebbins.

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Apr 2, 2008 | Ramona Pagaent
Experience the California of the 1850's, outdoors at the Ramona Pagaent in Hemet, California.

Mar 26, 2008 | Pupfish
Ash Meadows National Wildlife Refuge is a remarkable desert oasis 90 miles northwest of Las Vegas...and home to a number of endangered species including the Pupfish.

Mar 19, 2008 | Gilcrease Bird Sanctuary
A life-long fascination with birds leads Bill Gilcrease to create a bird sanctuary in northwest Las Vegas.

Mar 12, 2008 | Old Las Vegas Mormon Fort
A replica of the original 1855 Mormon settlement is located just north of downtown Las Vegas.

Mar 5, 2008 | Zzyzx
The little town in the middle of the desert with the unusual name, has more to offer than you might think.

Feb 27, 2008 | Emerald Pool Trail at Zion
Join us for a hike along the Emerald Pool Trail at Zion National Park.

Feb 20, 2008 | Chloride, AZ
Just off the highway to Kingman, a ghost town and surprising public art.

Feb 13, 2008 | Gold Rush Days
Ranching and mining is how Wickenburg got it's start, and they make a point of not forgetting their heritage. So every February they hold the annual Gold Rush Days, and even if you're not a cowboy or a miner you can still have a heck of a good time.

Feb 6, 2008 | Racetrack Playa
Investigate the mysterious sliding rocks of Racetrack Playa in Death Valley.

Jan 30, 2008 | Mojave Max
Sometime in the next couple of months, a desert tortoise will emerge from his burrow. Hear about the Mojave Max Emergence Contest.

Jan 23, 2008 | White Dome Trail
A trail at the Valley of Fire is convenient, easy and a wonder to behold.

Jan 16, 2008 | Heritage Museum
On this one small cul-de-sac at the Heritage Museum, decades of Las Vegas history are preserved. But be prepared, there are times when the tableaus are a bit too realistic.

Jan 9, 2008 | Bald Eagles
Join David Bert in search of Bald Eagles at Lake Mead.

Jan 2, 2008 | Spring Mountain Ranch
There have been a number of people, including Howard Hughes, who have owned the Spring Mountain Ranch House over the years, and each has left their mark.

Dec 26, 2007 | Death Valley - Titus Canyon
David Bert takes us on a hike through Titus Canyon at Death Valley National Park. As the park guide explains, most of the plants stick, sting or stink.

Dec 19, 2007 | Las Vegas Springs Preserve
Experience the prehistoric birth of Las Vegas at the Springs Preserve.

Dec 12, 2007 | Kelso Dunes
Join David Bert for a trip to the Mojave National Preserve and hike through the Kelso Dunes.

Dec 5, 2007 | Devil's Hole
Ash Meadows is home to 'Devil's Hole' and the pupfish, a survivor of thousands of years in this desert refuge.

Nov 28, 2007 | Keystone Thrust
Red Rock is the home of many natural wonders, including a geological anomaly known as the Keystone Thrust.

Nov 21, 2007 | China Ranch
Just minutes from Las Vegas, a lush desert oasis with interesting trails to hike, the Amargossa River...and delicious milkshakes when the hike is over.

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