David Oline's April 18, 2021 slide show/presentation about the Great Basin of North America. Mr. Oline discusses the geography, geology, and the plant and animal life of this place where rivers never reach to the sea and people are few and far between. The show features highlights of Desert Survivors trips into this region led by Mr. Oline. His accounts of these excursions are intriguing. They will make you want to get out there too. Click on the above image to watch the video on Vimeo.
The desert is home to a wide variety of venomous reptiles and arthropods and myths about them abound; yet only a handful are capable of producing medically significant injuries in people. In this July 18, 2021 slide show/presentation, wildlife biologist Michael Cardwell tells which creatures are truly dangerous, how to identify them, avoid their bites and stings, and provide appropriate first aid. He discusses common myths about these intriguing animals. Click on the above image to watch the video on Vimeo.