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Where to View 10 Desert Species in Greater Palm Springs

There are guided tours, nature walks, and hikes with experts who can safely show and inform you about these critters.

Karen Graninger Attractions

With all its comfort and luxury, Palm Springs is also located in one of the hottest, driest landscapes on earth. As a result, it features distinct fauna, some of which are endangered and found only in the Coachella Valley. What is the best opportunity to view desert species in their natural habitat? Several valley organizations offer guided nature walks, hikes,

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Bighorn Boosters

You can participate in the Bighorn Institite helicopter census of sheep this fall.

Ellen Alperstein Attractions

Recently, biologists including Bighorn Institute Associate Director Aimee Byard (pictured at right) began visiting local schoolrooms and interacting more frequently with the public in the hope of cultivating citizen scientists. They stage periodic scoping sessions on the overlook behind Rancho Mirage City Hall, invite outdoorspeople to use the interactive iNaturalist app to log incidental sheep sightings, and conduct small group