2017-05-23~27 Horse Thief Springs

The Bird and Mammal team from the San Diego Natural History Museum launched an expedition nearly 300 miles north to the north-east flanks of the Kingston Mountains, about 75 miles south of Death Valley and 12 miles from the Nevada border at a site called Horse Thief Springs. Our plan was to stay for eight … Read more

Rat Theater Version 2.1

I’ve been consumed all this month getting the images from the boat cruize processed. Recently Scott Tremor (San Diego Natural History Museum) and I camped out in our local desert to trap and photograph species to improve the offerings for the Mammal Atlas. Our primary target was the Merriam’s Kangaroo Rat. We had good images … Read more

2016 Final Mojave Excursion: Birds

Perhaps it was because of the cool weather, perhaps because it was the final expedition of the season, or the combination of team members on this trip, but there was a more laid-back air about this trip than its predecessors. Our mammal team had about a 20% catch rate in their traps, which is about … Read more

2016-11-29 Tuesday At Cottonwood Spring

Some of you may recall I stayed at this location at the end of September with the science team from the San Diego Natural History Museum. It was my first serious session photographing in the “Rat Theater“. I was so preoccupied with my rodent subjects, I neglected some birds that were at the springs. I … Read more