The Desert Speaks

The Desert Speaks

1993 - 2012, Travel, Science
Stories about the people, cultures and geography of desert regions.
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Episode Guide

  • The Desert Speaks - Navajo Canyon Lands (Season 19 Episode 10)
    Season 19 Episode 10:

    Navajo Canyon Lands

    The geological and spiritual history of Lake Powell and the Glen Canyon region of Utah and Arizona.

  • The Desert Speaks - Dying Traditions in a Mexican Pueblo (Season 19 Episode 9)
    Season 19 Episode 9:

    Dying Traditions in a Mexican Pueblo

    The pueblos of Sierra Madre, Mexico; a donkey-powered pinole grinder made of stone; a leather goods shop in Sahuaripa, Mexico.

  • The Desert Speaks - Into the Swell: Utah's High Desert (Season 19 Episode 8)
    Season 19 Episode 8:

    Into the Swell: Utah's High Desert

    Utah's San Rafael Swell and Little Grand Canyon.

  • The Desert Speaks - Utah's Slick Rock Country (Season 19 Episode 7)
    Season 19 Episode 7:

    Utah's Slick Rock Country

    Hiking through Canyon X and Kodachrome Basin State Park in Utah; Goblin Valley State Park.

  • The Desert Speaks - Jaguars and Vaqueros (Season 19 Episode 6)
    Season 19 Episode 6:

    Jaguars and Vaqueros

    The Northern Jaguar Project tracks jaguar movements throughout Eastern Sonora, Mexico.

  • The Desert Speaks - Desert Venom (Season 19 Episode  5)
    Season 19 Episode 5:

    Desert Venom

    Tiger rattlesnakes; rattlesnake dens in the mountains; gila monster.

  • The Desert Speaks - Beyond the Asphalt Part 2 (Season 19 Episode 4)
    Season 19 Episode 4:

    Beyond the Asphalt Part 2

    Kartchner Caverns State Park; Tombstone, Ariz.; Sandhill Cranes of Sulphur Springs Valley; Chiricahua Mountains.

  • The Desert Speaks - Beyond the Asphalt Part 1 (Season 19 Episode 3)
    Season 19 Episode 3:

    Beyond the Asphalt Part 1

    Hot-air balloon ride in Yuma, Ariz.; Arizona Territorial Prison; Sonoran Desert National Monument; Picacho Peak State Park.

  • The Desert Speaks - The Gadsden Purchase Part 2 (Season 19 Episode 2)
    Season 19 Episode 2:

    The Gadsden Purchase Part 2

    Pinaleno Mountains; Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument; Quitobaquito Springs; border fences between the U.S. and Mexico.

  • The Desert Speaks - The Gadsden Purchase Part 1 (Season 19 Episode 1)
    Season 19 Episode 1:

    The Gadsden Purchase Part 1

    Cemetery in Hachita, N.M.; Geronimo Surrenders Monument; Gadsden Hotel; a trip 300-feet underground on Bisbee's Queen Mine Tour.

  • The Desert Speaks - Desert Descent: Chile's Atacama (Season 18 Episode 10)
    Season 18 Episode 10:

    Desert Descent: Chile's Atacama

  • The Desert Speaks - Tracking Trade in the Chilean Andes (Season 18 Episode 9)
    Season 18 Episode 9:

    Tracking Trade in the Chilean Andes

  • The Desert Speaks - People Locked in Time: The Atacama Desert (Season 18 Episode 8)
    Season 18 Episode 8:

    People Locked in Time: The Atacama Desert

  • The Desert Speaks - Patagonia's Cultural Trail: From the Coast to the Andes (Season 18 Episode 7)
    Season 18 Episode 7:

    Patagonia's Cultural Trail: From the Coast to the Andes

  • The Desert Speaks - Penguins in a Patagonia Desert (Season 18 Episode 6)
    Season 18 Episode 6:

    Penguins in a Patagonia Desert

  • The Desert Speaks - Chilean Wines: A Way of Life (Season 18 Episode 5)
    Season 18 Episode 5:

    Chilean Wines: A Way of Life

  • The Desert Speaks - Finding the Fault in California's Desert (Season 18 Episode 4)
    Season 18 Episode 4:

    Finding the Fault in California's Desert

  • The Desert Speaks - Marine Sanctuary: Preserving Desert Life (Season 18 Episode 3)
    Season 18 Episode 3:

    Marine Sanctuary: Preserving Desert Life

  • The Desert Speaks - Navigating a Desert Island (Season 18 Episode 2)
    Season 18 Episode 2:

    Navigating a Desert Island

  • The Desert Speaks - Sea of Cortez: Then and Now (Season 18 Episode 1)
    Season 18 Episode 1:

    Sea of Cortez: Then and Now

  • The Desert Speaks - Argentina: Ancient Patagonia People (Season 17 Episode 13)
    Season 17 Episode 13:

    Argentina: Ancient Patagonia People

    Cuerva de los Manos: stenciled handprints; Cerro de los Indios; little ranches; modern sheep-herding gauchos.

  • The Desert Speaks - Patagonia's Glacial Landscape (Season 17 Episode 12)
    Season 17 Episode 12:

    Patagonia's Glacial Landscape

    The Patagonian landscape; El Calafate, the gateway to Los Glaciares National Park; an ice cave; glacial calving.

  • The Desert Speaks - Sonora's Forgotten River (Season 17 Episode 11)
    Season 17 Episode 11:

    Sonora's Forgotten River

    Tracing the Rio San Miguel through Sonora, Mexico; Father Kino's monument; Cucurpe.

  • The Desert Speaks - Ageless Mud: Adobe Homes in the Desert (Season 17 Episode 10)
    Season 17 Episode 10:

    Ageless Mud: Adobe Homes in the Desert

    A restoration crew at San Xavier del Bac Mission uses new adobe to repair existing exterior; a commercial brickyard; the Tucson Mountains.

  • The Desert Speaks - Sierra Madre Easter (Season 17 Episode 9)
    Season 17 Episode 9:

    Sierra Madre Easter

    Indigenous peoples of Chihuahua, Mexico; evidence of advanced drainage systems in Paquime, Mexico; a Mennonite farm operation.

  • The Desert Speaks - Hummingbirds: From Desert to Jungle (Season 17 Episode 8)
    Season 17 Episode 8:

    Hummingbirds: From Desert to Jungle

    The life of the hummingbird, from the Sonoran Desert to Ecuador's mountaintop preserve of Loma Alta; howler monkeys.

  • The Desert Speaks - Ecuador's Fog Forest: Mists Over the Desert (Season 17 Episode 7)
    Season 17 Episode 7:

    Ecuador's Fog Forest: Mists Over the Desert

    Loma Alta, Ecuador, sits below a cloud-forest nature preserve; a hummingbird oasis.

  • The Desert Speaks - On the Road to Cajamarca (Season 17 Episode 6)
    Season 17 Episode 6:

    On the Road to Cajamarca

    The witches market in Chiclayo offers herbs, hallucinogens and other natural remedies; Ventanillas de Otuzco.

  • The Desert Speaks - Palms in the Desert (Season 17 Episode 5)
    Season 17 Episode 5:

    Palms in the Desert

    California's Coachella Valley is the hottest inhabited place in the Northern Hemisphere; Palm Canyon; Oasis Date Gardens.

  • The Desert Speaks - Magical Michoacan (Season 17 Episode 4)
    Season 17 Episode 4:

    Magical Michoacan

    The rugged coast, habitats and traditions of Michoacan, Mexico; banana plantation; Sandbox Tree bears explosive fruit; Mala Mujer shrub.

  • The Desert Speaks - Passions of the Pitaya (Season 17 Episode 3)
    Season 17 Episode 3:

    Passions of the Pitaya

    Annual festival dedicated to pitaya cactus fruit; workers harvest pitayas by lamplight; carpenter makes furniture from columnar cactus wood.

  • The Desert Speaks - Tequila: Exploring the Legend (Season 17 Episode 2)
    Season 17 Episode 2:

    Tequila: Exploring the Legend

    The history and production process of tequila in Jalisco, Mexico.

  • The Desert Speaks - Exploring Arizona's Big Empty (Season 17 Episode 1)
    Season 17 Episode 1:

    Exploring Arizona's Big Empty

    Exploring the "Arizona Strip" for evidence of early settlements; high desert plants; California Condor Restoration Project.

  • The Desert Speaks - Giants on a Galapagos Island (Season 16 Episode 13)
    Season 16 Episode 13:

    Giants on a Galapagos Island

    The market at Puerto Ayora in Santa Cruz; Darwin Research Station's saddleback tortoises; land iguanas; volcanic craters.

  • The Desert Speaks - Of Drought and Fire (Season 16 Episode 12)
    Season 16 Episode 12:

    Of Drought and Fire

    Evidence of drought, fire, and civilization; a hike through Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument.

  • The Desert Speaks - Medieval Drought in the Southwest (Season 16 Episode 11)
    Season 16 Episode 11:

    Medieval Drought in the Southwest

    Scientists use tree rings from the White Mountains of California and Sequoia National Park to determine how long the Medieval drought lasted.

  • The Desert Speaks - The People of Peru's Cloud Forest (Season 16 Episode 10)
    Season 16 Episode 10:

    The People of Peru's Cloud Forest

    South American hats; a museum houses the ancestors of the Chachapoyas; Kuelap's active archeological site.

  • The Desert Speaks - Costal Civilizations of Ancient Peru (Season 16 Episode 9)
    Season 16 Episode 9:

    Costal Civilizations of Ancient Peru

    Adobe pyramids tower over the Peruvian countryside; the Royal Tombs of Sipan house some of the world's richest gold artifacts.

  • The Desert Speaks - Peru's Amazon Desert (Season 16 Episode 8)
    Season 16 Episode 8:

    Peru's Amazon Desert

    The Rio Maranon in the Amazon boasts a growing abundance of desert vegetation; a gushing spring powers woodworking machinery.

  • The Desert Speaks - Desert Treasures (Season 16 Episode 7)
    Season 16 Episode 7:

    Desert Treasures

    A hunt for fish fossils in the Red Desert of Wyoming; Painted Desert; meteorite collector Robert Haag.

  • The Desert Speaks - Cruising on the Mother Road (Season 16 Episode 6)
    Season 16 Episode 6:

    Cruising on the Mother Road

    The second half of the deserts along Route 66, from the Petrified Forest to the Joshua trees of the Mojave Desert.

  • The Desert Speaks - Kickin' West on Route 66 (Season 16 Episode 5)
    Season 16 Episode 5:

    Kickin' West on Route 66

    Historic Route 66 allows thousands of Americans to make the journey to California.

  • The Desert Speaks - On the Trail of a Living Fossil (Season 16 Episode 4)
    Season 16 Episode 4:

    On the Trail of a Living Fossil

    Scientists mark and track desert tortoises using telemetry; homes benefit from the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum's Tortoise Adoption Program.

  • The Desert Speaks - Mending Australia's Ancient Forest (Season 16 Episode 3)
    Season 16 Episode 3:

    Mending Australia's Ancient Forest

    The Gondwana Link project is an ecological restoration process geared toward repairing habitats fractured after World War II.

  • The Desert Speaks - Outpost of the Outback (Season 16 Episode 2)
    Season 16 Episode 2:

    Outpost of the Outback

    Alice Springs Desert Park's rivers, sand country and woodland habitats are home to kangaroos, wallabies and bilbies.

  • The Desert Speaks - Saving Australia's Wild West (Season 16 Episode 1)
    Season 16 Episode 1:

    Saving Australia's Wild West

    Prime bird-watching sites in Australia; helicopter excursion.

  • The Desert Speaks - Boom and Bust in a Desert Town (Season 15 Episode 13)
    Season 15 Episode 13:

    Boom and Bust in a Desert Town

    Quartzsite, Ariz., is 20 miles east of the Colorado River.

  • The Desert Speaks - Wines of the Desert (Season 15 Episode 12)
    Season 15 Episode 12:

    Wines of the Desert

    Baja's wine industry.

  • The Desert Speaks - Pilgrimage to a Party (Season 15 Episode 11)
    Season 15 Episode 11:

    Pilgrimage to a Party

    A pilgrimage by foot and horseback to the church in Sonora's Magdalena de Kino pays homage to San Francisco.

  • The Desert Speaks - Grand Canyon, Floating Through Time (Season 15 Episode 10)
    Season 15 Episode 10:

    Grand Canyon, Floating Through Time

    The geology of the Grand Canyon and its desert vegetation.

  • The Desert Speaks - Grand Canyon, the Human Touch (Season 15 Episode 9)
    Season 15 Episode 9:

    Grand Canyon, the Human Touch

    Sacred salt mines; the intersection of the Little Colorado River with the main river; canyon concert.

  • The Desert Speaks - Bats Among Us (Season 15 Episode 8)
    Season 15 Episode 8:

    Bats Among Us

    Once home to prehistoric Sinagua Indians, Montezuma Castle now houses a colony of bats.

  • The Desert Speaks - Life Along the Rio Sonora (Season 15 Episode 7)
    Season 15 Episode 7:

    Life Along the Rio Sonora

    The Rio Sonora in northwest Mexico stretches to the Gulf of California near Kino Bay.

  • The Desert Speaks - Ancient Secrets of the Galapagos (Season 15 Episode 6)
    Season 15 Episode 6:

    Ancient Secrets of the Galapagos

    Marine iguanas and the flightless cormorant are some of the creatures in the waters off the Galapagos Islands.

  • The Desert Speaks - Treasures of the Galapagos (Season 15 Episode 5)
    Season 15 Episode 5:

    Treasures of the Galapagos

    Searching for large cacti on a desert island; flamingos; ghost crabs.

  • The Desert Speaks - Gateway to the Galapagos (Season 15 Episode 4)
    Season 15 Episode 4:

    Gateway to the Galapagos

    The volcanic origins of Ecuadorean islands.

  • The Desert Speaks - Heart of a Pueblo (Season 15 Episode 3)
    Season 15 Episode 3:

    Heart of a Pueblo

    Plazas pre-Hispanic to modern; how people in the New World used them.

  • The Desert Speaks - Wyoming's Red Desert (Season 15 Episode 2)
    Season 15 Episode 2:

    Wyoming's Red Desert

    The Red Desert has the largest desert elk herd and largest migratory herd in the continental U.S.

  • The Desert Speaks - Goat Packing in the Red Desert (Season 15 Episode 1)
    Season 15 Episode 1:

    Goat Packing in the Red Desert

    The Red Desert of southwest Wyoming and the Honeycomb Buttes.

  • The Desert Speaks - Royal Road to the Final Outpost (Season 14 Episode 13)
    Season 14 Episode 13:

    Royal Road to the Final Outpost

    El Camino Real; monument to Mexican Gen. Pancho Villa; Chamizal National Memorial.

  • The Desert Speaks - Royal Road Across the Frontier (Season 14 Episode 12)
    Season 14 Episode 12:

    Royal Road Across the Frontier

    A journey along El Camino Real; history of the springs of Aguas Calientes; mining town.

  • The Desert Speaks - Origins of a Royal Road (Season 14 Episode 11)
    Season 14 Episode 11:

    Origins of a Royal Road

    El Camino Real trade route from southern Mexico to New Mexico.

  • The Desert Speaks - Living Traditions of the Tohono O'Odham (Season 14 Episode 10)
    Season 14 Episode 10:

    Living Traditions of the Tohono O'Odham

    The Tohono O'odham live on the second-largest reservation in the U.S.

  • The Desert Speaks - Desolation Canyon River Journey (Season 14 Episode 9)
    Season 14 Episode 9:

    Desolation Canyon River Journey

    A trip down the Green River in Utah includes a look at the Dinosaur National Monument and Desolation Canyon.

  • The Desert Speaks - Peru's Canyon of the Condor (Season 14 Episode 8)
    Season 14 Episode 8:

    Peru's Canyon of the Condor

    Peru's Colca Canyon; Andean condors; terraced farming; cactus fruit; harvest; quinoa.

  • The Desert Speaks - Sea to Sky: Along an Incan Road (Season 14 Episode 7)
    Season 14 Episode 7:

    Sea to Sky: Along an Incan Road

    Incan culture; rock art; Nazca lines; underground canals; aqueducts; Incan burial ground.

  • The Desert Speaks - Tracks in the Shifting Sand (Season 14 Episode 6)
    Season 14 Episode 6:

    Tracks in the Shifting Sand

    Sand dunes; the Imperial Sand Dunes Recreation Area; Mexico's Gran Desierto dunes; Utah's Coral Pink Sand Dunes State Park.

  • The Desert Speaks - Monumental Dunes (Season 14 Episode 5)
    Season 14 Episode 5:

    Monumental Dunes

    Sand dunes in Colorado's Rocky Mountains, the base of the Guadalupe Mountains in west Texas and the White Sands National Monument in New Mexico.

  • The Desert Speaks - The Lost Palm Weavers of Sonora (Season 14 Episode 4)
    Season 14 Episode 4:

    The Lost Palm Weavers of Sonora

    The traditions of the Apatas, an aboriginal group in Sonora, Mexico, including palm-weaving.

  • The Desert Speaks - People and Their Prickly Plants (Season 14 Episode 3)
    Season 14 Episode 3:

    People and Their Prickly Plants

    Collecting plants; Scottsdale, Ariz.; Boyce Thompson Arboretum; Bach's Cactus Nursery in Tucson, Ariz.; cactus cultivation.

  • The Desert Speaks - Ancient Andean Civilizations (Season 14 Episode 2)
    Season 14 Episode 2:

    Ancient Andean Civilizations

    La Paz, Bolivia; Witches' Market; Lake Titicaca; Incan temple.

  • The Desert Speaks - The Driest Desert in the World (Season 14 Episode 1)
    Season 14 Episode 1:

    The Driest Desert in the World

    The Pan-American Highway; Lima, Peru; Ballestas Islands; Toro Muerto.

  • The Desert Speaks - Baja Boojums: Bizarre Plants (Season 13 Episode 13)
    Season 13 Episode 13:

    Baja Boojums: Bizarre Plants

    Wild plants of Baja, Calif., including the boojum tree and the bonsai-like coastal alkali heath shrub.

  • The Desert Speaks - Baja People: Oases/Mountains (Season 13 Episode 12)
    Season 13 Episode 12:

    Baja People: Oases/Mountains

    Cochimi Indian cave drawings; the Sierra del San Francico Mountains; elephant trees; gypsum crystals.

  • The Desert Speaks - Baja Journeys: Volcanoes/Oceans (Season 13 Episode 11)
    Season 13 Episode 11:

    Baja Journeys: Volcanoes/Oceans

    Lava flows and rodent population in Baja California.

  • The Desert Speaks - Visiting Ancient Mayo Lands (Season 13 Episode 10)
    Season 13 Episode 10:

    Visiting Ancient Mayo Lands

    Birdwatchers from the Arizona Sonora Desert Museum travel through coastal and forest habitats searching for rare birds.

  • The Desert Speaks - Shadows of the Ancients (Season 13 Episode 9)
    Season 13 Episode 9:

    Shadows of the Ancients

    Astronomy in the Puebloan world, as seen through rock art and architecture throughout the Four Corners.

  • The Desert Speaks - Oaxaca: Footsteps in Tradition (Season 13 Episode 8)
    Season 13 Episode 8:

    Oaxaca: Footsteps in Tradition

    The Valle de Tehuacan is not only home to the world's greatest variety of cacti, but possibly the birthplace of domestic corn.

  • The Desert Speaks - Tehuacan: A Spanish Legacy (Season 13 Episode 7)
    Season 13 Episode 7:

    Tehuacan: A Spanish Legacy

    Exploring the Spanish influence in the valley of Tehuacan and Oaxaca.

  • The Desert Speaks - Cactus Capital of the World (Season 13 Episode 6)
    Season 13 Episode 6:

    Cactus Capital of the World

    Eighteen species of cacti grow in the Valle de Tehuacan and nearby Oaxaca, all used by native peoples.

  • The Desert Speaks - River Runs Dry (Season 13 Episode 5)
    Season 13 Episode 5:

    River Runs Dry

    The Gila River, which formerly flowed across Arizona, is used up and dries out merely halfway to its former confluence with the Colorado River.

  • The Desert Speaks - Bolivia: Volcanoes, Flamingos, and Salt Lakes (Season 13 Episode 4)
    Season 13 Episode 4:

    Bolivia: Volcanoes, Flamingos, and Salt Lakes

    The ecosystems of southwestern Bolivia's desert and volcano regions.

  • The Desert Speaks - Ancient Peoples of the High Desert (Season 13 Episode 3)
    Season 13 Episode 3:

    Ancient Peoples of the High Desert

    Life in the foothills of the Bolivian Andes, in the village of Santiago de K, includes harvesting endemic potatoes and quinoa.

  • The Desert Speaks - Bolivia: The Cold Desert Frontier (Season 13 Episode 2)
    Season 13 Episode 2:

    Bolivia: The Cold Desert Frontier

    Exploring the highest desert in the world, located in southwestern Bolivia.

  • The Desert Speaks - Desert Whales (Season 13 Episode 1)
    Season 13 Episode 1:

    Desert Whales

    Gray whales travel thousands of miles to reproduce at San Ignacio lagoon of Baja California.

  • The Desert Speaks - Settling the Great Basin Desert (Season 12 Episode 13)
    Season 12 Episode 13:

    Settling the Great Basin Desert

    The Basque people of the Great Basin Desert; Winnemucca Basque Parade and Festival; Basque traditions.

  • The Desert Speaks - Great Basin National Park (Season 12 Episode 12)
    Season 12 Episode 12:

    Great Basin National Park

    A look at the plants and animals that inhabit the Great Basin and the surrounding area.

  • The Desert Speaks - Crossing the Great Basin Desert (Season 12 Episode 11)
    Season 12 Episode 11:

    Crossing the Great Basin Desert

    Nevada; Highway 50; Great Basin Desert; steam train; Ruby National Wildlife Refuge; Canada geese; cranes.

  • The Desert Speaks - Lilies of the Desert (Season 12 Episode 10)
    Season 12 Episode 10:

    Lilies of the Desert

    Mojave Desert; lilies; lizards; Joshua Tree National Park; cholla forest.

  • The Desert Speaks - Seasons of the Mojave (Season 12 Episode 9)
    Season 12 Episode 9:

    Seasons of the Mojave

    Mojave Desert; Mojave National Preserve; creosote flats; Mitchell Caverns; volcanic fields.

  • The Desert Speaks - Death Valley (Season 12 Episode 8)
    Season 12 Episode 8:

    Death Valley

    Travels to such aptly named places as the Devil's Golf Course, Furnace Creek and Badwater.

  • The Desert Speaks - Desert Missions (Season 12 Episode 7)
    Season 12 Episode 7:

    Desert Missions

    Sasabe, Ariz.; mission; spring wildflower display; petroglyphs.

  • The Desert Speaks - Heart of the Sonoran Desert (Season 12 Episode 6)
    Season 12 Episode 6:

    Heart of the Sonoran Desert

    Sonoran Desert; Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument; dry cave; javelina; medicinal plants.

  • The Desert Speaks - Bikes, Boats and Big Bend (Season 12 Episode 5)
    Season 12 Episode 5:

    Bikes, Boats and Big Bend

    Chihuahau Desert; biking, hiking and canoeing through Big Bend National Park; prehistoric fossils; cave paintings; canyons.

  • The Desert Speaks - Journey to the Rio Grande (Season 12 Episode 4)
    Season 12 Episode 4:

    Journey to the Rio Grande

    Host John David Yetman visits the Big Bend National Park to explore the Chihuahuan Desert near the Rio Grand river.

  • The Desert Speaks - Faces of the Argentine Desert (Season 12 Episode 3)
    Season 12 Episode 3:

    Faces of the Argentine Desert

    The people of Argentina; natural resources; Buenos Aires; Eva Peron's tomb; wool harvest; cactus wood.

  • The Desert Speaks - Argentina's Upside-Down Desert (Season 12 Episode 2)
    Season 12 Episode 2:

    Argentina's Upside-Down Desert

    Salta, Argentina; market; fog forest; painted desert.

  • The Desert Speaks - Argentina's Upside-Down Desert (Season 12 Episode 1)
    Season 12 Episode 1:

    Argentina's Upside-Down Desert

    Argentina; Buenos Aires; the Andes; farmers market; rain forest; archaeological site predates the Incas.

  • The Desert Speaks - Livin' Large (Season 11 Episode 10)
    Season 11 Episode 10:

    Livin' Large

    The chances given the sandhill crane, desert fish and antelope to survive the changes man has made to the once wide-open West.

  • The Desert Speaks - How Desert Creatures Survive (Season 11 Episode 9)
    Season 11 Episode 9:

    How Desert Creatures Survive

    The survival tricks used by many desert animals, from kangaroo rats to desert fish and self-shading agave cacti.

  • The Desert Speaks - The Devil's Highway (Season 11 Episode 8)
    Season 11 Episode 8:

    The Devil's Highway

    Traveling through the desert without air conditioning in a Model T Ford, on horseback and on foot.

  • The Desert Speaks - Prickly Pear: Cactus of Plenty (Season 11 Episode 7)
    Season 11 Episode 7:

    Prickly Pear: Cactus of Plenty

    The medical uses for the prickly pear, which can be found growing from Mexico to Canada.

  • The Desert Speaks - A 21st Century Desert Museum (Season 11 Episode 6)
    Season 11 Episode 6:

    A 21st Century Desert Museum

    The 50th anniversary of the Arizona-Sonoma Desert Museum, which serves as a zoo, botanical garden and education center.

  • The Desert Speaks - Building a Desert Home (Season 11 Episode 5)
    Season 11 Episode 5:

    Building a Desert Home

    The construction of two different desert homes with the same goal -- to be energy efficient in the middle of the desert.

  • The Desert Speaks - Tracking the Giant Cactus (Season 11 Episode 4)
    Season 11 Episode 4:

    Tracking the Giant Cactus

    Ethno-botanists attempt to learn how the sagueso cactus came to be found outside its natural Mexican habitat.

  • The Desert Speaks - Clay Artists of Mata Ortiz (Season 11 Episode 3)
    Season 11 Episode 3:

    Clay Artists of Mata Ortiz

    Mexican town prospers after Juan Quezada shares his pot-making skills.

  • The Desert Speaks - A River Again (Season 11 Episode 2)
    Season 11 Episode 2:

    A River Again

    The scheduled demolition of the Glen Canyon Dam, a structure originally designed to generate power and protect the environment.

  • The Desert Speaks - Floating Down the Past (Season 11 Episode 1)
    Season 11 Episode 1:

    Floating Down the Past

    The life of the Anasazi along the San Juan River 2,000 years ago.

  • The Desert Speaks - Home on the Range (Season 10 Episode 10)
    Season 10 Episode 10:

    Home on the Range

    Working as a rancher in San Rafael Valley on the Arizona-Mexico border.

  • The Desert Speaks - The People of the Mangroves (Season 10 Episode 9)
    Season 10 Episode 9:

    The People of the Mangroves

    The lives of the people living along the Magdalena Bay along the Pacific coast of the Baja.

  • The Desert Speaks - Rock & Road Trip (Season 10 Episode 8)
    Season 10 Episode 8:

    Rock & Road Trip

    A geological history of the northern Sonora Desert, including a major earthquake that struck in the late 1800s.

  • The Desert Speaks - The Salton Sea (Season 10 Episode 7)
    Season 10 Episode 7:

    The Salton Sea

    How human intervention created the Salton Sea, a wildlife refuge for birds.

  • The Desert Speaks - Kartchner Caverns: Alive With Wonder (Season 10 Episode 6)
    Season 10 Episode 6:

    Kartchner Caverns: Alive With Wonder

    Efforts to preserve the unique mineralogical formations of Kartchner Caverns.

  • The Desert Speaks - The Roadrunner and the Coyote (Season 10 Episode 5)
    Season 10 Episode 5:

    The Roadrunner and the Coyote

    The survival techniques of roadrunners and coyotes.

  • The Desert Speaks - Mesquite: Tree of Life (Season 10 Episode 4)
    Season 10 Episode 4:

    Mesquite: Tree of Life

    The importance of the mesquite tree to both the mesquite bug and people living in the Sonoran Desert.

  • The Desert Speaks - In the Land of the Guarijio (Season 10 Episode 3)
    Season 10 Episode 3:

    In the Land of the Guarijio

    The struggle the Guarijio Indians faced in regaining their freedom from wealthy land owners.

  • The Desert Speaks - River of Iron, Dreams of a Grand Canyon Railroad (Season 10 Episode 2)
    Season 10 Episode 2:

    River of Iron, Dreams of a Grand Canyon Railroad

    Rafting; Colorado River; Grand Canyon; engineer Robert Brewster Stanton.

  • The Desert Speaks - The Desert Speaks 10th Anniversary (Season 10 Episode 1)
    Season 10 Episode 1:

    The Desert Speaks 10th Anniversary

    Clips from the past 10 years that delve into the history, people, geology and geography of the Sonoran Desert.

  • The Desert Speaks - An Inside Look at Beekeeping (Season 9 Episode 10)
    Season 9 Episode 10:

    An Inside Look at Beekeeping

    The lives of bees, from honey production to the rigid caste system.

  • The Desert Speaks - Killer Bees? (Season 9 Episode 9)
    Season 9 Episode 9:

    Killer Bees?

    Deadly honeybees have migrated north to the Southwestern United States.

  • The Desert Speaks - I Want THAT Job! (Season 9 Episode 8)
    Season 9 Episode 8:

    I Want THAT Job!

    Forest-fire fighter; outdoors journalist; artist; museum curator.

  • The Desert Speaks - I Want THAT Job! (Season 9 Episode 7)
    Season 9 Episode 7:

    I Want THAT Job!

    Jobs that entail working outdoors, including eco-wrangler, river guide, hot-air balloonist and archaeologist.

  • The Desert Speaks - Desert Animals: Inside Out (Season 9 Episode 6)
    Season 9 Episode 6:

    Desert Animals: Inside Out

    Fluoroscopy reveals the insides of desert insects, reptiles, birds, mammals.

  • The Desert Speaks - Ancient Culture: Enduring Architecture (Season 9 Episode 5)
    Season 9 Episode 5:

    Ancient Culture: Enduring Architecture

    Archaeologists examine the ancient Chaco culture of New Mexico.

  • The Desert Speaks - Backyard Spiders (Season 9 Episode 4)
    Season 9 Episode 4:

    Backyard Spiders

    What engineers are learning from spiders; spiders that aren't as bad as their reputations.

  • The Desert Speaks - Baja's Loreto Bay (Season 9 Episode 3)
    Season 9 Episode 3:

    Baja's Loreto Bay

    The marine nature preserve on the shores of the Sea of Cortez that incorporates two different ecosystems.

  • The Desert Speaks - Across the Great Desert (Season 9 Episode 2)
    Season 9 Episode 2:

    Across the Great Desert

    The two-year expedition of Norwegian scientist Carl Lumholtz through the Great Desert of Sonoro, Mexico.

  • The Desert Speaks - Chiles (Season 9 Episode 1)
    Season 9 Episode 1:

    Chiles

    Scientific, medical and culinary uses for chiles, from analgesic rubs to keeping away unwanted animals.

  • The Desert Speaks - Monumental Space With Adriel Heisey (Season 8 Episode 14)
    Season 8 Episode 14:

    Monumental Space With Adriel Heisey

    Huge landforms.

  • The Desert Speaks - You Can Go Home Again (Season 8 Episode 13)
    Season 8 Episode 13:

    You Can Go Home Again

    Reintroduction of antelopes, beavers and ferrets to natural environments.

  • The Desert Speaks - The Beaten Path (Season 8 Episode 12)
    Season 8 Episode 12:

    The Beaten Path

    The origin and impact of paths, ancient trails and roadways.

  • The Desert Speaks - Eye of the Beholder (Season 8 Episode 11)
    Season 8 Episode 11:

    Eye of the Beholder

    Ways of viewing nature from a new perspective.

  • The Desert Speaks - Plants Only a Mother Could Love (Season 8 Episode 10)
    Season 8 Episode 10:

    Plants Only a Mother Could Love

    Collections of the weirdest rare plants in the world.

  • The Desert Speaks - Life of a Rattlesnake (Season 8 Episode 9)
    Season 8 Episode 9:

    Life of a Rattlesnake

    The natural history of rattlesnakes in the United States.

  • The Desert Speaks - The Emerald City (Season 8 Episode 8)
    Season 8 Episode 8:

    The Emerald City

    Gems and minerals.

  • The Desert Speaks - Jewels on the Wing (Season 8 Episode 7)
    Season 8 Episode 7:

    Jewels on the Wing

    The varying species of butterflies, moths and dragonflies in North America.

  • The Desert Speaks - The Hidden Museum (Season 8 Episode 6)
    Season 8 Episode 6:

    The Hidden Museum

    A desert museum; creating exhibits; natural habitats.

  • The Desert Speaks - The Mexican Galapagos (Season 8 Episode 5)
    Season 8 Episode 5:

    The Mexican Galapagos

    Biologist protects birds.

  • The Desert Speaks - Islands in Time (Season 8 Episode 4)
    Season 8 Episode 4:

    Islands in Time

    The volcanic desert islands in the Gulf of California.

  • The Desert Speaks - Touched by the Face of the Earth (Season 8 Episode 3)
    Season 8 Episode 3:

    Touched by the Face of the Earth

    The spiritual effect desert geological land formations have on people.

  • The Desert Speaks - Pinacate the Mysterious (Season 8 Episode 2)
    Season 8 Episode 2:

    Pinacate the Mysterious

    Exploring the Pinacate, known as the driest and one of the last explored regions of North America.

  • The Desert Speaks - Rattler! (Season 8 Episode 1)
    Season 8 Episode 1:

    Rattler!

    The relationship between humans and rattlesnakes.

  • The Desert Speaks - Grand Canyon Flood (Season 7 Episode 13)
    Season 7 Episode 13:

    Grand Canyon Flood

  • The Desert Speaks - Desert Mosaic (Season 7 Episode 12)
    Season 7 Episode 12:

    Desert Mosaic

    Seven ecological zones found within the Sonoran Desert.

  • The Desert Speaks - Four Research Stories (Season 7 Episode 11)
    Season 7 Episode 11:

    Four Research Stories

    Four research subjects and how they adapt to their environments.

  • The Desert Speaks - Agave: Thorn of Plenty (Season 7 Episode 10)
    Season 7 Episode 10:

    Agave: Thorn of Plenty

    The agave is a source of tequila, food, clothing, rope.

  • The Desert Speaks - Unwelcome Guests (Season 7 Episode 9)
    Season 7 Episode 9:

    Unwelcome Guests

    The impact exotic species have on their non-native environments.

  • The Desert Speaks - Santa Catalina Mountains (Season 7 Episode 8)
    Season 7 Episode 8:

    Santa Catalina Mountains

    The various ecosystems found within the Santa Catalina Mountains.

  • The Desert Speaks - Insect Investigations (Season 7 Episode 7)
    Season 7 Episode 7:

    Insect Investigations

    Four insects: a grasshopper, fly, beetle and moth.

  • The Desert Speaks - Desert Home Construction (Season 7 Episode 6)
    Season 7 Episode 6:

    Desert Home Construction

    Nontraditional building methods; building in an arid environment.

  • The Desert Speaks - Birds of Passage (Season 7 Episode 5)
    Season 7 Episode 5:

    Birds of Passage

    Bird migrations from Colorado's Rocky Mountains to Guadalajara, Mexico.

  • The Desert Speaks - A Desert Museum (Season 7 Episode 4)
    Season 7 Episode 4:

    A Desert Museum

    A day-in-the-life portrait of the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum.

  • The Desert Speaks - Above Sonora's Rio Yaqui (Season 7 Episode 3)
    Season 7 Episode 3:

    Above Sonora's Rio Yaqui

    Ancient agricultural techniques still in use today along the Rio Yaqui in Sonora, Mexico.

  • The Desert Speaks - Jumping Cactus & Other Myths (Season 7 Episode 2)
    Season 7 Episode 2:

    Jumping Cactus & Other Myths

    Dispelling myths associated with the desert, including getting water from a cactus.

  • The Desert Speaks - Forgotten Pollinators (Season 7 Episode 1)
    Season 7 Episode 1:

    Forgotten Pollinators

    The disappearance of hummingbirds, bees and other pollinators and how this affects commercial agriculture operations.

  • The Desert Speaks - Baja's Pacific Islands (Season 6 Episode 13)
    Season 6 Episode 13:

    Baja's Pacific Islands

    Islands of the Baja; sea lions; elephant seals; gray whales; eco-tourism.

  • The Desert Speaks - Baja's Pacific Islands (Season 6 Episode 12)
    Season 6 Episode 12:

    Baja's Pacific Islands

    Islands of the Baja; sea lions; elephant seals; gray whales; eco-tourism.

  • The Desert Speaks - Death, the Beginning of Life (Season 6 Episode 11)
    Season 6 Episode 11:

    Death, the Beginning of Life

    The natural cycle of life; life/death in the Sonoran desert.

  • The Desert Speaks - Guardians of the Land (Season 6 Episode 10)
    Season 6 Episode 10:

    Guardians of the Land

    Fort Huachuca, U.S. Army post; civilian researchers.

  • The Desert Speaks - Exploring Animal Behavior (Season 6 Episode 9)
    Season 6 Episode 9:

    Exploring Animal Behavior

    Southwestern Research Station; hummingbirds; lizard push-ups; tarantulas.

  • The Desert Speaks - Plant and Animal Partners (Season 6 Episode 8)
    Season 6 Episode 8:

    Plant and Animal Partners

    The important relationship of plants and animals.

  • The Desert Speaks - Desert Water Holes (Season 6 Episode 7)
    Season 6 Episode 7:

    Desert Water Holes

    The reality of water holes in the Sonoran desert and the flora and fauna that surrounds them.

  • The Desert Speaks - Climate Detectives (Season 6 Episode 6)
    Season 6 Episode 6:

    Climate Detectives

    Climate changes; learning about past climates; tree-ring analysis; fossil dung; dinosaur bones.

  • The Desert Speaks - The Desert Night (Season 6 Episode 5)
    Season 6 Episode 5:

    The Desert Night

    Taking advantage of the coolness of night, desert animals roam, gather and hunt.

  • The Desert Speaks - Desert Architecture (Season 6 Episode 4)
    Season 6 Episode 4:

    Desert Architecture

    Coping with the extremes found in a desert landscape, including comfortable buildings created by adapting animal survival strategies.

  • The Desert Speaks - The Colorado River: Changes (Season 6 Episode 3)
    Season 6 Episode 3:

    The Colorado River: Changes

    Glen Canyon Environmental Studies; measuring changes in river environments; the future of rivers.

  • The Desert Speaks - The Colorado: A Desert River (Season 6 Episode 2)
    Season 6 Episode 2:

    The Colorado: A Desert River

    Recent changes along the Colorado River and how even this river environment has elements of the desert.

  • The Desert Speaks - The Power of Fire (Season 6 Episode 1)
    Season 6 Episode 1:

    The Power of Fire

    The role of fires in the desert; future fire-management techniques.

  • The Desert Speaks - Adventurers & Explorers (Season 5 Episode 13)
    Season 5 Episode 13:

    Adventurers & Explorers

    Canoeing on the Verde River, whether for work or pleasure.

  • The Desert Speaks - From the Plant's Point of View (Season 5 Episode 12)
    Season 5 Episode 12:

    From the Plant's Point of View

    Plants of the Sonora.

  • The Desert Speaks - Animal Point of View (Season 5 Episode 11)
    Season 5 Episode 11:

    Animal Point of View

    Animals of the Sonora.

  • The Desert Speaks - The Sex Life of Desert Animals (Season 5 Episode 10)
    Season 5 Episode 10:

    The Sex Life of Desert Animals

    Procreation of desert animals.

  • The Desert Speaks - Tending the Wild (Season 5 Episode 9)
    Season 5 Episode 9:

    Tending the Wild

    How animals are cared for at the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum.

  • The Desert Speaks - Mountain Building in the Desert (Season 5 Episode 8)
    Season 5 Episode 8:

    Mountain Building in the Desert

    Sonora landscape.

  • The Desert Speaks - Sensitive Species (Season 5 Episode 7)
    Season 5 Episode 7:

    Sensitive Species

    Kartchner Cavern.

  • The Desert Speaks - Research Notes on Survival Strategies (Season 5 Episode 6)
    Season 5 Episode 6:

    Research Notes on Survival Strategies

    Researching desert life.

  • The Desert Speaks - Frogs (Season 5 Episode 5)
    Season 5 Episode 5:

    Frogs

    A group of children surveys a riparian area.

  • The Desert Speaks - The Question Makers (Season 5 Episode 4)
    Season 5 Episode 4:

    The Question Makers

    The inquisitiveness of children.

  • The Desert Speaks - The Verde River (Season 5 Episode 3)
    Season 5 Episode 3:

    The Verde River

    The impact of the Verde River on humans.

  • The Desert Speaks - The Mayo Tribe (Season 5 Episode 2)
    Season 5 Episode 2:

    The Mayo Tribe

    The spiritual relationship Mayo Indians enjoy with nature.

  • The Desert Speaks - Bats (Season 5 Episode 1)
    Season 5 Episode 1:

    Bats

    The role of bats in the desert ecosystem.

  • The Desert Speaks - Lions and Lizards and Ants, Oh My!/Science and the Sonoran Desert (Season 4 Episode 15)
    Season 4 Episode 15:

    Lions and Lizards and Ants, Oh My!/Science and the Sonoran Desert

    The habits of desert animals, including mountain lions, lizards, ants and the desert tortoise; a look at desert research, including searching for chuckwallas.

  • The Desert Speaks - Preserving Mexico's Sonoran Desert (Season 4 Episode 13)
    Season 4 Episode 13:

    Preserving Mexico's Sonoran Desert

    The Centro Ecologico de Sonora in Hermosillo, Mexico -- an organization working to preserve sensitive biological sites.

  • The Desert Speaks - Tohono O'Odham: The Desert People (Season 4 Episode 12)
    Season 4 Episode 12:

    Tohono O'Odham: The Desert People

    The Nature Conservancy's Tribal Relations Project, focusing on the Tohono O'Odham's management and protection of endangered native plants.

  • The Desert Speaks - Desert Gardens (Season 4 Episode 11)
    Season 4 Episode 11:

    Desert Gardens

    A traditional Tohono O'Odham garden; plants that will attract birds.

  • The Desert Speaks - Birds in the Sonoran Desert (Season 4 Episode 10)
    Season 4 Episode 10:

    Birds in the Sonoran Desert

    A Ramsey Canyon research project for banding hummingbirds; how birds are affected by a desert's seasons.

  • The Desert Speaks - Stingers, Fangs and Needles (Season 4 Episode 9)
    Season 4 Episode 9:

    Stingers, Fangs and Needles

    Plants, animals and insects which use poison and other toxic substances for protection, survival and as an offensive weapon.

  • The Desert Speaks - Science and the Sonoran Desert (Season 4 Episode 8)
    Season 4 Episode 8:

    Science and the Sonoran Desert

    A look at desert research, including searching for chuckwallas and following the desert tortoise using radio tracking.

  • The Desert Speaks - Lions, Lizards and Ants, Oh My! (Season 4 Episode 7)
    Season 4 Episode 7:

    Lions, Lizards and Ants, Oh My!

    The habits of desert animals, including mountain lions, lizards, ants and the desert tortoise.

  • The Desert Speaks - Tiny, but Tenacious (Season 4 Episode 6)
    Season 4 Episode 6:

    Tiny, but Tenacious

    Butterflies, hummingbirds and other tiny denizens of the Sonoran Desert.

  • The Desert Speaks - Adventures in the Desert (Season 4 Episode 5)
    Season 4 Episode 5:

    Adventures in the Desert

    Recreational uses of the desert at Topock Gorge, Rio Yaqui and Muleshoe Ranch, including mountain biking and rock climbing.

  • The Desert Speaks - Desert Sand Dunes (Season 4 Episode 4)
    Season 4 Episode 4:

    Desert Sand Dunes

    An examination of plants, reptiles and insects that make their homes among the seemingly barren desert sand dunes.

  • The Desert Speaks - Saguaro: King of the Cactus (Season 4 Episode 3)
    Season 4 Episode 3:

    Saguaro: King of the Cactus

    The life cycle of the saguaro cactus and its relationship with insects, animals and other plants.

  • The Desert Speaks - The People of the Baja (Season 4 Episode 2)
    Season 4 Episode 2:

    The People of the Baja

    Eco-tourism, coastal sea birds, whale watching, Catholic missions and the prehistoric indigenous people of the Baja Peninsula.

  • The Desert Speaks - The Natural History of the Baja (Season 4 Episode 1)
    Season 4 Episode 1:

    The Natural History of the Baja

    Examines the geography, vegetation and animals found in California's Baja Peninsula.

  • The Desert Speaks - Desert Grasslands (Season 3 Episode 8)
    Season 3 Episode 8:

    Desert Grasslands

    Wildlife camouflaged by blowing grasses; constructing a grasslands habitat at the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum.

  • The Desert Speaks - Insects and Spiders (Season 3 Episode 7)
    Season 3 Episode 7:

    Insects and Spiders

    Desert insects and arthropods, including their means of locomotion, defense and role in the Sonoran habitat.

  • The Desert Speaks - Restoring Desert Rivers (Season 3 Episode 6)
    Season 3 Episode 6:

    Restoring Desert Rivers

    The new science of "restoration ecology," which seeks to rehabilitate desert riparian areas.

  • The Desert Speaks - Research in the Southwest (Season 3 Episode 5)
    Season 3 Episode 5:

    Research in the Southwest

    The plant and animal life found in Arizona's Chiricahua Mountains.

  • The Desert Speaks - Biodiversity (Season 3 Episode 4)
    Season 3 Episode 4:

    Biodiversity

    The benefits that come from studying the desert; the fate of an endangered lily.

  • The Desert Speaks - Desert Islands (Season 3 Episode 3)
    Season 3 Episode 3:

    Desert Islands

    The wildlife that struggle for survival on the desert islands of the Gulf of California.

  • The Desert Speaks - The Gulf of California (Season 3 Episode 2)
    Season 3 Episode 2:

    The Gulf of California

    How the wildlife that live in the Sea of Cortez make use of the sea's resources.

  • The Desert Speaks - The Colorado River (Season 3 Episode 1)
    Season 3 Episode 1:

    The Colorado River

    The Colorado River sustains fish, plants and wildlife.

  • The Desert Speaks - Environmental Education (Season 2 Episode 7)
    Season 2 Episode 7:

    Environmental Education

    Preserving deserts.

  • The Desert Speaks - Spring in the Sonoran Desert (Season 2 Episode 6)
    Season 2 Episode 6:

    Spring in the Sonoran Desert

    Wildlife found in the Sonoran Desert during spring.

  • The Desert Speaks - Research in the Desert (Season 2 Episode 5)
    Season 2 Episode 5:

    Research in the Desert

    Humans affect the desert environment.

  • The Desert Speaks - The Pinacate (Season 2 Episode 4)
    Season 2 Episode 4:

    The Pinacate

    North America's hottest and driest region contains lava, giant craters and sand dunes.

  • The Desert Speaks - Desert Riparian Areas (Season 2 Episode 3)
    Season 2 Episode 3:

    Desert Riparian Areas

    Traces the desert's water source from the upper reaches of the watershed to the Sonoran Desert valley.

  • The Desert Speaks - Origin of the Sonoran Desert (Season 2 Episode 2)
    Season 2 Episode 2:

    Origin of the Sonoran Desert

    The white rock spires of the Sierra de Alamos mountains; geological formations that produced the Sonoran.

  • The Desert Speaks - What Is a Desert? (Season 2 Episode 1)
    Season 2 Episode 1:

    What Is a Desert?

    The variety of plants and animals that live in the Sonoran desert.

  • The Desert Speaks - Desert Bounty (Season 1 Episode 13)
    Season 1 Episode 13:

    Desert Bounty

    Overlooked desert foods: prickly pear, saguaro cactus, palo verde and jojoba.

  • The Desert Speaks - Hunters & Scavengers (Season 1 Episode 12)
    Season 1 Episode 12:

    Hunters & Scavengers

    Hunting and scavenging by wolves, mountain lions, vultures, coyotes and kestrels.

  • The Desert Speaks - Strangers to the Desert (Season 1 Episode 11)
    Season 1 Episode 11:

    Strangers to the Desert

    How indigenous desert dwellers have been affected by invasive foreigners.

  • The Desert Speaks - Caves, Mines, Minerals, Life Underground (Season 1 Episode 10)
    Season 1 Episode 10:

    Caves, Mines, Minerals, Life Underground

    The lifecycle of desert caves, spelunking, mines and underground life.

  • The Desert Speaks - Desert Adaptations (Season 1 Episode 9)
    Season 1 Episode 9:

    Desert Adaptations

    How the harsh environment has forced desert inhabitants to adapt.

  • The Desert Speaks - Movement (Season 1 Episode 8)
    Season 1 Episode 8:

    Movement

    Plant propagation and lizard locomotion are included in a look at mobility.

  • The Desert Speaks - Monsoons/Deserts at Night (Season 1 Episode 7)
    Season 1 Episode 7:

    Monsoons/Deserts at Night

    Sonoran monsoons; creatures of the night, including bats, owls and scorpions.

  • The Desert Speaks - Endangered Species (Season 1 Episode 6)
    Season 1 Episode 6:

    Endangered Species

    Endangered species living in the Sonoran Desert, including wolves, chuckwallas and pupfish, are profiled.

  • The Desert Speaks - Research in the Desert (Season 1 Episode 5)
    Season 1 Episode 5:

    Research in the Desert

    Desert creatures aid research scientists.

  • The Desert Speaks - Mountain Islands (Season 1 Episode 4)
    Season 1 Episode 4:

    Mountain Islands

    Canada; "mountain islands."

  • The Desert Speaks - Toxins/Venoms (Season 1 Episode 3)
    Season 1 Episode 3:

    Toxins/Venoms

    Identifying dangerous and poisonous desert plants and animals.

  • The Desert Speaks - Life Cycles (Season 1 Episode 2)
    Season 1 Episode 2:

    Life Cycles

    Wildflowers, spadefoot toads, cacti, ocotillo and other desert wildlife.

  • The Desert Speaks - Colors of the Desert (Season 1 Episode 1)
    Season 1 Episode 1:

    Colors of the Desert

    This 13-part series examining the Sonoran Desert opens with the desert's colors.

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