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 …

Cutler calls upon the community to get involved in efforts to conserve the Franklin Mountains

Opening Remarks by Scott Cutler of the Franklin Mountains Wilderness Coalition at the 15th annual Chihuahuan Desert Fiesta at the Tom Mays Unit of the Franklin Mountains State Park. September 28, 2019 Thank you all for coming to the 15th annual Chihuahuan Desert Fiesta organized by the Franklin Mountains State Park – a wonderful opportunity to …

Borderland Jaguars

One of the presentations at the Chihuahuan Desert Conference on November 7 will be entitled Borderland Jaguars – Why There Are Jaguars in Mexico, but Only a Few in the U. S. by Diana Hadley of the Northern Jaguar Project. Formed in 2003 by a small group of dedicated conservationists from the southwestern U.S. and …

Fiesta will feature two native wildlife presentations by the El Paso Zoo

Heather Rivera, senior Education Specialist at the El Paso Zoo will present Houdini the Harris Hawk and Buckbeak the Swainson's Hawk on the Chihuahuan Desert Fiesta Stage on Saturday, September 28.   Nearly two dozen environmental groups will be on hand at the fiesta this year presenting family friendly interactive discovery opportunities about the Chihuahuan Desert. …

Tuesday night at the Zoo – Sierra Club lecture on Mexican black bears

Black Bears in Big Bend National Park especially relish the succulent base of Torrey yuccas and sotol plants.   Photo by Rick LoBello   The El Paso Sierra Club will kick off its 2019-2020 Kevin von Finger Speakers Series at the El Paso Zoo Wildlife Amphitheater on September 24 at 7:00 pm.  The illustrated lecture will be free and …