Nature Minute Series

Consider this your chance to take a break from your busy day to enjoy the peace and quiet scenes found all around Joshua Tree National Park. These short videos will reveal the subtle events that take place all around the park.

Check back often as this page will be updated regularly with new videos.

 

Episode 6 - Clouds & Rain

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Duration:
59 seconds

Watch summer monsoons build over Joshua Tree National Park

 

Episode 5 - Burrow Raiding

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Duration:
1 minute, 40 seconds

Watch a red racer (Masticophis flagellum piceus) infiltrate a desert iguana burrow and come out with a prize.

 

Episode 4 - Rock Eater

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Duration:
1 minute, 36 seconds

The reason behind why tortoises sometimes eat sand and small rocks is unclear. Theories include mineral consumption, digestion aid, maintaining intestinal digestive bacteria.

 

Episode 3 - Globemallow

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Duration:
1 minute, 2 seconds

Bright orange blooms sway in a gentle breeze.

 

Episode 2 - Hedgehog Cactus

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Duration:
1 minute, 20 seconds

Spring blooms include the hedgehog cactus (Echinocereus engelmannii) at Oasis Visitor Center.

 

Episode 1 - Cactus Wren

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Duration:
1 minute, 30 seconds

Cactus wrens (Campylorhynchus brunneicapillus) build their nest in a cholla cactus outside Oasis Visitor Center.

Last updated: September 23, 2015

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