Wednesday | April 3rd | 1pm -2:30 pm | Education Center – Classroom 1
Have you been on a walk outdoors and noticed a hole in the ground and wondered what animal made it or whether it could be a snake hole? Have you been bewildered by the profusion of holes, burrows, divots, depressions and diggings you find? Holes abound in the desert as animals seek refuge from predators and climatic extremes, or hunt for food. Learn how to read holes and burrows to discern who made them and which animals are living in an area. Discover this little investigated phenomenon which presents a fascinating look into the lives of our wildlife neighbors. How can you tell a coyote digging from a badger digging? Why are kit foxes the only canid to live in dens year round? Why does a packrat gather and build that huge mound of debris? Is that really a snake hole?
Join Pinau Merlin, author of The Field Guide to Desert Holes, to share a peek into the secret lives of these subterranean dwellers and discover who’s behind all that digging.
$10 for members and $15 for the general public