Lake Mead is an excellent resource for studying animal adaptations in the Mojave Desert. Although most people are well acquainted with the recreation area’s water, that resource only comprises 13% of the recreation area. The other 87% is land based. In its 1.5 million acres, Lake Mead NRA supports more than 900 plant species and approximately 345 animal species which include mammals, reptiles, amphibians and birds.
A one-mile nature walk enables students to study the world of animal adaptations in the desert. Students will discover a few of the stories of these amazing adaptations of area animals.