Fun Fact: Kolob Canyons in Zion National Park was used by Mormon settlers in 1851 for timber, and for grazing cattle, sheep, and horses. They named the area "Kolob" after the nearest star to the planet where God resides in Mormon scripture.
Kestrel Update: If you've been watching the kestrel nest cam this week, you may have noticed the growing presence of bees. We actually suspect they are probably European paper wasps, which are common this time of year around wooden structures. They shouldn’t cause problems with the birds as it’s quite common to have them present in artificial nesting boxes. But we will continue to monitor them closely, and if it becomes an issue we will take action to remove them.
Watch the nest livestream at nature.org/kestrels.
Photo by Courtney Celley/USFWS.
It took two nights to get this spectacular photo of Sipapu Bridge in Natural Bridges National Monument and the milky way. What's the hardest thing you've had to do to get the perfect shot?
“The extreme clarity of the desert light is equaled by the extreme individuation of desert life forms. Love flowers best in openness and freedom.” ― Edward Abbey, Desert Solitaire
Photo by @ryansmithfineartphoto
Thank you to all the mothers that are ensuring nature's future.