Sunday, April 12, 2009

What You Might (and Might Not) Expect in the Desert

Yesterday we finally got to spend a bit of time at Carlsbad Caverns National Park (also our new place of work) for fun. There will be many more posts on this park, we are certain, but - to get started - here are just a few pics of our new backdoor (the Chihuahuan Desert and Guadalupe Mountains):

Some buildings at CCNP:

A sage thrasher:

The plant in front and center is Soaptree Yucca (New Mexico state flower). It is flanked by prickly-pear cactus. Behind the Soaptree Yucca is Sotol:

Steve pondering some plants:

Mescal Bean:

Jennifer exploring a short interpretive trail:

Now the caves! ABSOLUTELY's a couple pics:

Pretty cool stuff. The Big Room (one of the bigger caves) is the size of 14 football fields!! Check out the incredible formations:

More soon....


  1. great, i can't wait to see more! and the bats should be there in about a month, right?- alicia cb

  2. You are so lucky to be able to work there!!

  3. Love love love the new banner!!!!!!!!!


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