5 things that I learned on my trip to Joshua Tree:
1. California should be called The Sidewinder State.
2. Do not go to Cibola NWR in April without bug spray.
3. Horned toads in Joshua Tree NP are fast. I always thought that they were slow and clumsy.
4. I need a better camera. If I'm going to spend my hard-earned time and money to go out in the field, I don't want to come away ordinary photos.
5. I don't like taking landscape photos anymore.