Desert Institute at Joshua Tree National Park

How-To Identify Animal Burrows

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“How-To” Identify Animal Burrows w/ the Desert Institute at Joshua Tree National Park
Have you ever walked in the desert, noticed a hole in the ground, and wondered what animal made it?

Holes abound in the desert as animals seek refuge from climatic extremes and predators or hunt for food. In this field class, Candice Weber will shed light on ground holes, elevated holes, divots, and mounds. Participants will learn how to identify holes and what clues can help discern which animals live in which holes in the classroom session and then put their knowledge to the test in the field. Curious visitors and seasoned naturalists will enjoy peeking into the secret lives of these subterranean dwellers and discover who’s behind all that digging!

About the Instructor: Candice Weber, M.A., is an adjunct professor of natural resources at College of the Desert, teaching courses in Conservation and G.I.S. and leading students abroad to the cloud forests of Costa Rica. Raised in rural Ohio, she lived and worked in a sanctuary for rescued animals. She majored in environmental studies and has extensive experience working with animals of all kinds (wild and domestic), including many years as a zookeeper and animal trainer at the Living Desert, the Long Beach Aquarium, and other marine parks. For the past 15 years, she has resided in the Coachella Valley and now considers the desert her home.

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September 18, 2022 @ 09:00 AM to
01:00 PM

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