Big Morongo Canyon Preserve
|Saturday morning we drove to Big Morongo Canyon Preserve, down the mountain from Joshua Tree NP.|
We could see the unusual sight of snow-capped mountains, which received a huge snowfall last week.
|A stature of a mountain lion watches over the feeders, where several people were looking at the birds.|
After watching for a while, we followed several of the beautiful trails around the preserve.
|Recently, Cassin’s Finch has been at the feeders for the first time on record.—|
perhaps driven down from the mountains by the snow.
|Opportunists always — squirrels were gathering fallen birdseed in their cheek pouches.|
Joshua Tree National Park
|We revisited the most beautiful loop road through Joshua Tree on the way back to our hotel.|
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