gummo - friend to all creatures large and small
Operation Hit & Run
To find as many critters that I can before reporting to a staff meeting at 1pm (PST)
Species hoping to see:
Time constraints, heat
Makes No Sense At All by Husker Du (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bd3MtdzKZ38
I decided to do a quick walk in the flats before rushing off to work and before the heat drives most of the creatures underground. Waking up to a 94 degrees dry heat is not my idea for a good start, so I had to move quickly.
Within a 4-hour span, I managed to see a medium-sized desert iguana, a med-sized sidewinder that was almost stepped on, a small spotted leaf-nosed snake, a small sun spider, a few scorpions, a plethora of side-blotched lizards (all sizes), a large desert spiny lizard, and unknown baby bird species.
The critter count (with the exception of side-blotched lizards) was lower than expected for May, so I conclude that the daytime critter activity will increase as the weather cools.