Mojave After Dark
Are you a night owl? The fun doesn't stop at Mojave when the sun goes down. In fact, things are just getting started for many desert animals. A full moon is the perfect time to take a night hike across the sand dunes. Kit foxes, kangaroo rats, and scorpions are all active at night on the dunes. To be safe, take a flashlight with you. If you let your eyes adjust, you may find that you don't even need it. A new moon, when the sky is dark, is the perfect time to have a campout with your family and look at the amazing night sky. If you have a telescope or binoculars, bring them with you, but you'll be surprised at how much you can see with just your eyes. On a clear night, thousands of stars are visible. Try to plan your visit on a new moon, when the night sky is especially dark.