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Joshua Tree National Park

photo is courtesy of Jacob Patrick Bryan

Joshua Tree National Park is eclectic. It’s like no other place on earth, due to it proximity to a unique confluence of three distinct California ecosystems: the Colorado desert, the Little San Bernadino Mountains, which lie above 4,000 feet above sea level and the Mojave desert, which is characterized by the park’s namesake, the Joshua Tree – a member of the yucca family, which can live up to a hundred years old, and relies on it’s symbiotic partner, the yucca moth, for pollination. In Joshua Tree, you’re free to explore 550,000 acres of wilderness, home to some of our world’s most unique and well-adapted plants and animals, including over 750 species of vascular plants, the desert big horn sheep, mountain lion, six species of rattlesnake, eighteen species of lizards over 250 species of birds, all of whom call this wild and pristine landscape home.