Exploring the Great Basin: Camping in the Anza-Borrego Desert, Hiking around the Calico Early Man Site, to Sand Boarding the Ancient Sand of Coral Pink Sand Dunes

Anza Borrego Desert

By Mary Fairchild (updated 11/2010) Anza-Borrego Desert The Great Basin stretches from southern Idaho to Southern California which includes all, or portions, of Oregon, California, Nevada, Wyoming, Utah, and Colorado.  Its southwestern parts are now known as the Mojave and Colorado Deserts of Southern California.  In this large, generally dry, mountain-studded region of the West[Read more]

Mazon Creek Fossils

Mazon Creek Fossils of Illinois

By Mary Fairchild (updated 11/2015) In all North America, the Mazon Creek flora has the largest number of species and greatest taxonomic diversity of any Moscovian Pennsylvanian period assemblage.  More than 200 species have been documented, of which the majority are fern and seed fern foliage.  Jack Wittry Jack Wittry has[Read more]