Nature Club

Welcome Chihuahuan Desert Nature Club members!

Hello friend.  Welcome to our club.   Now that you are a member we hope that you will want to learn more about our beautiful desert.   To sign up and see others in the club at this time we have a Facebook page you can like.   Click Here.

We post interesting news about the desert here and need more people to help us create other activities for members.   If you want to help please contact us here or send a text message to 915-217-4233.

If you have not been to the El Paso Zoo to see our new Chihuahuan Desert Exhibit click here to see a video.

Thanks for joining our club.   We hope to see you at the Zoo or on the trail at one of the parks and nature reserves in our area.

The Nature Club is a collaborative effort between the El Paso Zoo, local national and state parks and the Chihuahuan Desert Education Coalition.  Our goal is simple, to help people connect with our desert and to encourage people to get outside and enjoy nature where we live.

El Paso is home to the biggest and most diverse desert in North America, the Chihuahuan Desert. The Chihuahuan Desert covers more than 200,000 square miles and is home to thousands of different species of plants and animals.

Did you know that the El Paso Zoo has a new Chihuahuan Desert Exhibit?

The Chihuahuan Desert experience at the Zoo highlights the wildlife and plants of this eco-region.  The exhibit has an arroyo helping people to better understand one of the desert’s important naturally occurring environmental features plus an exciting flash flood.   There is also a new Lobo Vista classroom with viewing windows looking into endangered Mexican wolf and Thick-billed Parrot exhibits where Education Specialists and Zoo Keepers present engaging programs for our guests and school groups. There are also new exhibits for prairie dogs, desert birds, bolson tortoises, jaguars and endangered peninsular pronghorns.  The ranch house exhibit is home to smaller animals of the desert that have moved inside.  Just outside the house we have a new exhibit for coatis, also called coatimundis. Coatis are very rare in the northern Chihuahuan Desert and are the only carnivore in the Western Hemisphere that lives in large family groups.