Desert Stories by Pat Flanagan
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Desert Stories by Pat Flanagan
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by Pat Flanagan 13-12-2014
The Papago Indians called it, and we echo their thoughts — the desert smells like rain. Even as the humidity rises before the rain, that special smell permeates the air, our nostrils flare, and we can feel the softness of a smile move up into our eyes as our lungs...
The Papago Indians called it, and we echo their thoughts — the desert smells...
The Papago Indians called it, and we echo...
Local Events in the High Desert
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Local Events in the High Desert
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by 29 Palms Inn  13-12-2014
Friday, December 5th 2014 marked the kick-off of the 2nd annual Joshua Tree National Park Art Exposition, an event that celebrates the long-standing tradition between artists and Joshua Tree National Park. This event is centered around a juried art exhibit that showcases art, in all forms, inspired by...
Friday, December 5th 2014 marked the kick-off of the 2nd annual Joshua Tree National Park Art...
Friday, December 5th 2014 marked the kick-off...
Birding
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Birding
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by Pat Flanagan 25-10-2014
October 25th, 2014. Rufous-backed Robin sighting at the 29 Palms Inn ~ Reported by Tom Benson of San Bernardino, California  “After I had made a loop around the property, I found a female-type Summer Tanager drinking at the north edge of the lagoon, but she flew up at my approach. I...
October 25th, 2014. Rufous-backed Robin sighting at the 29 Palms Inn ~ Reported by Tom...
October 25th, 2014. Rufous-backed Robin...
Birding
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Birding
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by Pat Flanagan 22-10-2014
If you drive east from Los Angeles to visit Joshua Tree National Park or come west from Las Vegas you are crossing the Pacific Flyway. It is a major thoroughfare extending from Alaska to Patagonia and covers the deserts (covers California actually), one of the last great open spaces you can see it. See...
If you drive east from Los Angeles to visit Joshua Tree National Park or come west from Las...
If you drive east from Los Angeles to visit...
Desert Stories by Pat Flanagan
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Desert Stories by Pat Flanagan
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by Pat Flanagan 14-10-2014
The tickster. He is a cunning, sly, rule breaker, a teacher of lessons. He is a jokster, a prankster, a shape changer and sometimes the creater of the universe. He is also a varmit, a pet eater, and a chicken stealer. He is coyote – any coyote whether male, female or pup. Native American and First...
The tickster. He is a cunning, sly, rule breaker, a teacher of lessons. He is a jokster, a...
The tickster. He is a cunning, sly, rule...
Desert Stories by Pat Flanagan
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Desert Stories by Pat Flanagan
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by Pat Flanagan 08-10-2014
  Most people know the roadrunner because of the clever shenanigans it has devised over the years to avoid being eaten by Wile. E. Coyote. We all love a rogue and in this case the rogue is truly a cartoon character and bears little resemblance to the real Greater Roadrunner (Geococcyx...
  Most people know the roadrunner because of the clever shenanigans it has devised...
  Most people know the roadrunner...

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