16th Annual Chihuahuan Desert Virtual Fiesta planned for September 19

Save the date – Chihuahuan Desert Fiesta – September 19, 2020 It's going to be a very different Chihuahuan Desert Fiesta this year. If you have been following the Chihuahuan Desert Education Coalition you can already see what we have changed. Originally we were planning a two day event at the Zoo and at Franklin …

Desert Walk Podcast

Short walk in the desert with Rick LoBello in the Westside Community Park, El Paso, Texas. If you want to keep up with all of our news including news about the 15th Annual Chihuahuan Desert Virtual Fiesta please follow this blog with your email address. Eagle's claw cactus Creosote bush Texas earless lizard

Snakes awake

The Western coachwhip is one of the few diurnal snakes in our area, most snakes are nocturnal and rarely seen. By Rick LoBello It’s almost Memorial Day, it's getting hotter and many snakes are starting are coming out of their underground burrows where they have been brumating (hibernating) during the cooler winter months. Snakes are …

Test your Desert IQ

THE CHIHUAHUAN IS THE LARGEST DESERT IN NORTH AMERICA Click Here to Play the Chihuahuan Desert Dwellers Game Mule deer, pronghorn and kit fox roam the vast grasslands of the northern desert. In the desert scrub, roadrunners scurry after earless lizards while golden eagles search among the agave and creosote for blacktailed jackrabbits. Test your …

2020 Fiesta will be a two day event at the park and the El Paso Zoo

Artist Andy Dufford stands next to a wolf sculpture he created along the entrance way to the El Paso Zoo's new Chihuahuan Desert exhibit.  The sculpture is made from three blocks of Colorado sandstone each weighing about 8,000 lbs. The blocks were carved individually then stacked for final shaping.   Save the date - Chihuahuan Desert …