Bighorn Sheep Watching
Anza Borrego Desert State Park
By Ranger Jeri Zemon


In 1933, Anza-Borrego was set aside as a state park, in part to
preserve the habitat of the Peninsular bighorn sheep. Since then,
their numbers have decreased, and spotting a bighorn has
become a rare experience in California. We are fortunate that it is
still possible to see a bighorn sheep in the wild during a visit to
Anza-Borrego Desert State Park.

Spotting bighorn sheep is difficult because they blend in so well
with their backgrounds. Sometimes they will sit in one place for
hours without moving, making themselves almost invisible. It
takes a combination of patience, timing, and luck to find these
elusive mammals. Here are some suggestions of places where
you might look for bighorn sheep in Anza-Borrego Desert State

Montezuma Valley Road (S-22) and Yaqui Pass Road (S-3) both
wind through mountainous habitat on the western edge of the
park. Bighorn sheep spend much of their time browsing along
these rocky slopes and canyons, often within sight of passing
cars. Be sure to look on the uphill side of Highway S-22 between
mile markers 11 and 13. During the hot summer season, bighorn
sheep stay nearer their watering holes, which are located below
the road. Park at the overlook on S-22, and use your binoculars
to scan the hills and canyons below the overlook. If a sheep is
moving, the first thing you'll notice is a black tail against a white

The summit of Yaqui Pass Road is another good place to look for
bighorn sheep. This is a "lambing area." During the winter and
spring seasons, groups of ewes, yearling and lambs are
occasionally seen here. Park at the Bill Kenyon Trailhead to look
for the females and their offspring among the granitic boulders
During lambing season, please do not attempt to approach the
sheep for a closer look.

Another vantage point for sheep viewing is the entrance to
Tamarisk Grove Campground. Using binoculars or a spotting
scope, you can scan Pinyon Ridge for sheep. Sometimes you
can see their silhouettes against the skyline. From the
campground, visitors have leisurely watched sheep browsing on
cactus, agave and jojoba shrubs some distance away. If you'd
prefer a closeup view, however, there is one more place you'll
have to visit.

Perhaps the best place in the park to see bighorn sheep is along
the Borrego Palm Canyon Nature Trail. Sometimes sheep are
seen within 15 feet of the trail. Although these sheep seem to be
accustomed to people, please do not disturb them. They are wild,
and it is important that they are able to reach their water and food
sources without interference.


We hope you will get a glimpse of the Peninsular bighorn sheep
when you visit Anza-Borrego Desert State Park. You will be
enthralled to watch them roam in a such a forbidding habitat. And
yet, this rare mammal lives within a two-hour drive from San
Diego. Indeed it is fortunate that preservationists set aside this
remote desert area as a California state park over 65 years ago.

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with a basic knowledge of conventions.

On Thursday afternoons, we have a more relaxed group playing
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Meets the 2nd Thursday
every other month

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Esmeralda Perez
760 863 8211

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Lt. Michael Bianco
760 836 1600

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Robert Nagels, President
Donald Keprta, Vice President
Chris Hogan, Treasurer
Robert Anderson, Secretary
Donald G. Clarke
Joseph R. “Jack” Fox
Jerry Lugo
Martin C. (Duke) Frey
Sylvia Chernick Baran

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Association (BDSA) is
responsible for streets
(potholes, cracks, street
drainage and dry wells),
Security entry/exit, patrol
vehicles, cable TV
agreement, fee collection
& payment, gates & gate
lights, medians, walls,
guardhouses and all
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Adm Bldg
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Charlie Bishop, President
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Janet McMurtrey, Secretary
Barbara Black, Treasurer
Robert Nagels, Director

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Bermuda Dunes
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most problems relating to
property owner's home
and lot, dogs,
landscaping, pool
draining, trash cans,
fountains and landscaping
at the main gate.

The Architectural
Committee reports to the
Community Board

Dues are $100 per year
and are payable in
January in lump sum

Architectural Committee

representatives of each
Homeowner, members of the
Architectural Control Committee
(ACC), are volunteer community
members.  The ACC, as
established in the CC&R’s, has
been charged with the mission to
oversee that each lot and dwelling
within the Community is developed
and maintained in a manner
compatible with its standard
aesthetics and quality.

ACC has the responsibility to
approve or to reject all plans for
real property improvements on all
lots within any subdivision of the
Community, and all properties
owned by the Bermuda Dunes
Community Association and
Bermuda Dunes Security
Association, prior to
commencement of construction of
that improvement.

goal is to foster careful design in
furtherance of its responsibility to
represent each Homeowner in the
preservation of the architectural
and landscaping aesthetics and
character of the homes within the
Community and to monitor,
according to its authority for
interpretation, enforcement of
BDCA’s governing documents.  
Utilizing and interpreting the
Guidelines, the ACC will consider
the aesthetic and functional
aspects of each design, including
placement of buildings,
landscaping, exterior finishes and
materials, height and bulk,
orientation of site lines, etc.  In
addition, the ACC will consider the
effect of the proposed
improvement on neighboring
properties and the Community as a

responsible for reviewing nor shall
its approval of any plan or design
be deemed approval of any
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with building or other codes. The
ACC assumes no responsibility for
the structural or mechanical
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F.  AUTHORITY:  Submissions are
required directly from homeowners,
regardless that they may reside in
sub-communities that may have
their own architectural review
boards, guidelines and
committees.  The BDCA-ACC has
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Why are cats so active early in the morning?

Why are cats so active in the morning? It is because they are by
nature crepuscular animals. When I say that cats are crepuscular
that is just a fancy way of saying that they are most active at
twilight and dawn. Their eyes are especially good at seeing
things in low light situations.

Cats sleep during the day. Contrary to popular belief, cats can’t
see in the dark any better than you or I can, but their eyes are
perfect for seeing in dim light which is the condition under which
their wild cat ancestors hunted.

Perhaps you’ve noticed that your cat is often full of energy at
bedtime as well. That is a major playtime for indoor cats. As for
the morning, cats are hungry. Since play is a substitute for
hunting your cat is “full of beans.” What your cat really wants is
to catch and eat its breakfast. Mind you, being an indoor cat,
there’s really nothing to catch but, hey, you’re home, you’ve just
gotten up, and the cat knows you have a food bowl somewhere
for it to eat. Thus the cat’s ancestral hunting instinct kicks in,
doing the best it can in the modern world. Hunting involves
stalking, chasing, pining, and then eating prey. In your house it is
basically stalk or chase followed by a trip to the food dish to
consummate the catch, namely the cat has breakfast. Now it’s
time for daytime sleep.
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We want to let the new owners of the club know how much
we appreciate the absolutely beautiful golf course. And,
also, thanks for the highly upgraded bocce ball courts and
area. We really appreciate it.
Do people with dogs actually walk their dogs every single

Adrian Martinez, Rescued more than 12 dogs and pups in my life.
I have 20+ yrs experience living with and learning about dogs.

Each and every day right around 5:30, I get “The Look”. If you're
a dog owner that walks their dog on a regular basis, you may
know what I’m talking about.

That intense and unwavering stare just waiting for a decision to
be made. All my movements heavily scrutinized just waiting for
any little sign I’ll cave in.

No matter where I walk or how hard I try to ignore, I just can’t
escape “The Look”. It will follow me wherever I go.

Most of the time, the decision is an easy one for me. Other times,
especially when the weather is bad, not so easy.

But then, “The Look” becomes overwhelming and guilt starts to
overwhelm me until I finally give in. The sad pitiful eyes are just
too much to handle.

Been going on for over ten years now and I wouldn’t change a
I have a issue with a mirror inside the house and security will not
allow the company inside the gates. I'm being told that no workers
are allowed. Yet right outside my house a semi-truck is parked.

So someone taking care of a problem INSIDE the house is a problem
but loading or unloading a semi is not.

Lived inside the gated area of Bermuda Dunes (Culebra and
Starlight) for almost 40 years and getting very tired of this crap.

Blaine Carian
760 275-3327
Hi Donna-
Would like to warn other homeowners about a gardener that became
angry when I let him go ...and seems to be  retaliating against me ..
however; I do NOT want any serious harm to come to me and his
anger seems feasible to predict violence not sure how to
proceed with warning others.

His father, Fausto seemed ok,  but he is the son, his name is
Jonathon and he is destructive and I’m afraid of him ...perhaps you
can warn people (under the radar), so I don’t get hurt by Jonathan.

I made a police report and told the guards and then found raw meet
in various places with weird pellets in it.

I have purchased a camera and trying to find someone to get high on
a ladder just to drill it in place I have already programmed it.
Jonathon and one other knew my combination locks and my house
breakers were turned off one night.

Then my sprinklers were set to run 10 mins per zone on 2 zones 3

And it flooded my yard ...7 days LOTS OF WATER...

So do have any suggestions to report him but keep me out of the
tattle tail informant ...?

I want to remain Anonymous

Coyotes 101

Meet Canis Latrans

The coyote (scientific name: Canis latrans or “barking dog”) is one of
the world’s most adaptable animals. The coyote is a native species
that has increased its range as a result of human alteration of the
landscape and human intolerance of wolves, the coyote’s natural
enemy. Once confined to the Great Plains region, it can now be found
throughout many parts of North and Central America and is
represented by 19 or 20 subspecies.

Eastern vs. Western Coyotes
One of these subspecies is the eastern coyote (Canis latrans
thamnos) found in New England and other parts of the Northeast,
along with southeastern Canada.  Our coyotes are descendants of
Great Plains coyotes that expanded their range to the north and east
as forests were cut and wolves were extirpated.  Eastern coyote DNA
reveals that, as coyotes spread through southern Canada, they
occasionally interbred with the wolves they encountered.  As a result,
our eastern coyotes are larger than their western counterparts. With a
typical weight of 30-50 pounds and a length of 48-60 inches (nose to
tail), they can sometimes reach twice the size of their more diminutive
relatives.  Because there are no wolves in Rhode Island, our coyotes
are not actively cross-breeding and are not “coywolves.”  They are
coyotes with some wolf genes they picked up along the way to New
England.  These genes give them the tendency and the ability to hunt
deer. This trait is very beneficial—for coyotes and people—in regions
overpopulated by deer. Because many canids (species in the dog
family) readily hybridize, our coyotes have some dog genes
incorporated in their DNA as well.

Diet and Habitat
As coyotes expanded their range, they also expanded their menu.
Once omnivores limited by the grassland fauna of rabbits, mice and
insects, they now opportunistically consume everything from small
mammals and birds to livestock and pets, fruits and vegetables,
carrion and garbage. Their habitat has also expanded to include a
variety of natural and human-altered environments, including forests
and fields, scrublands and wetlands, parks and golf courses,
suburban backyards and urban developments.

Family Life
Coyotes are generally monogamous and maintain pair bonds that can
last for several years. The breeding season runs from late December
through March, and pups are born in the early spring. Litter size
depends on a variety of factors but typically ranges from four to
seven. Both parents care for their young, frequently with the help of
older offspring. Coyotes make their dens in rocky crevices, dense
thickets and sometimes the dens of other animals. The den is
abandoned after the pups are weaned but may be used from year to
year. Pups are close to adult size at about nine months, when some
will begin to leave the pack while others may remain with their parents.

Hunting Behavior
When living in close proximity to humans, coyotes tend to be
nocturnal but may also be active in the early morning and at sunset. In
areas with little or no human activity, coyotes will hunt during the day,
and when a litter of pups needs to be fed, they may have to hunt
around the clock. Coyotes normally hunt alone or in pairs and rarely
as a pack, unless the prey is a deer or other large animal.

The coyote is a very vocal animal with a varied repertoire of calls. It
uses a long howl to report its location, short barks to warn of danger,
yips when reuniting with pack members, growls when establishing
dominance, whines and whimpers when bonding, and high-pitched
barks to summon pups.

Packs and Territories
A pack is a coyote family dominated by an alpha male and female who
form a breeding pair. It can also include this year’s pups and offspring
from the previous year, along with individuals from other packs that
have been accepted into the family. The size of the pack will depend
on the amount of food available to sustain it. If the pack relies on a
natural diet, its numbers will tend to be smaller. But if the diet is
subsidized by humans, either intentionally or unintentionally, its size
could be considerably larger.

Coyote packs have a “home range”—the entire area in which they
live—and a “territory” that they will defend against other coyotes and
whose boundaries are marked with urine (like dogs). Coyotes also
use scat to mark the most heavily defended core areas (unlike dogs).
Our coyote packs appear to defend all the area they regularly use:
their territory is the same size as their home range.  As with the size of
the pack, the size of the territory will depend on the amount of food
available. If the pack relies on a natural diet, its territory will be larger
than that of a pack whose diet is subsidized by humans.

Residents and Transients
Resident coyotes are members of packs (family groups) and help
defend their territory against other coyotes. Transient coyotes are
solitary individuals that do not belong to a pack. They are commonly
yearlings that have recently left their natal pack and sometimes old or
sick coyotes that were forced to leave.  Transients can join another
pack if accepted by the alpha pair. Transient coyotes are not territorial
and have a huge home range that spans many coyote pack territories.
They do not use all of the area, however, and confine themselves to
the spaces between the resident pack territories.  Often resident
coyotes will use geographic features like roads or streams as a easily
recognizable territorial boundaries.  For this reason transient coyotes
spend a lot of time on roadsides, where they will not be attacked by
residents, but where they are more frequently hit by cars.

Life Expectancy
Coyotes are affected by a wide variety of parasites and diseases,
including ticks, fleas, intestinal worms and heartworms. They may
also be infected with canine distemper, parvovirus and mange. While
susceptible to rabies, they are not frequent carriers of the “raccoon”
or mid-Atlantic strain of the virus. The average lifespan of a coyote in
the wild is six to eight years, while coyotes in captivity can live twice
as long. In places where coyotes are the top predator, humans are
usually their greatest threat. In rural areas, a major cause of death is
hunting or trapping, while in urban areas it is usually automobiles.
Laws regarding hunting vary from state to state, but in many places it
is always open season on coyotes, although the use of traps and
poisons may be restricted or prohibited.

What To Do If You See A Coyote

GUIDELINES to follow when you see a coyote…
…crossing a yard or street

Coyotes are most frequently seen and heard during mating season
(January-March) and when juveniles start leaving the family pack
(September-November). While normally fearful of people, they can
sometimes be spotted crossing yards or streets. This behavior is not
unusual, especially in residential areas bordering on open space
where coyotes find their natural prey. They may simply be taking a
shortcut to their favorite hunting ground. This type of sighting
generally requires no response—other than making sure that pets and
children are secure and that there are no likely food attractants

…lounging in a yard or approaching/following people

Coyotes are naturally timid animals and will usually flee at the sight of
a human. If they linger or approach, it’s time to begin “hazing.” This is
a term applied to the following actions that can be taken to scare
coyotes and chase them away:

Be as big and loud as possible.

Do not run or turn your back
Wave your arms, clap your hands, and shout in an authoritative voice.

Make noise by banging pots and pans or using an air horn or whistle.

These sounds can also alert the neighbors.

Throw small stones, sticks, tennis balls or anything else you can lay
your hands on.

Remember the intent is to scare and not to injure.

Spray with a hose, if available, or a squirt gun filled with water and

Shake or throw a “coyote shaker”—a soda can filled with pennies or
pebbles and sealed with duct tape.

The effects of hazing may not last unless all food attractants are
permanently removed. This information should be shared with
neighbors, friends and homeowner’s associations since hazing is
most effective when the entire neighborhood is working together.

Hazing should never be attempted if the coyote is accompanied by
pups or appears to be sick or injured. If it’s the latter, make a report to
the local police or the Division of Fish and Wildlife

…failing to respond to hazing
Some coyotes may freeze and stare, or run a short distance and stop.
Hazing should be continued until the coyote gets the message and
finally leaves the scene. Hazing can work whether the encounter is
with a lone coyote or a small pack. If the leader retreats, the rest of
the pack will follow. If the coyote refuses to retreat or returns to the
area despite persistent hazing, it may be due to the fact that someone
is feeding coyotes nearby. This is a cause for concern and should be
reported to the local police or animal control officer.

…approaching a pet or a child
Small pets and children should never be left unattended, and dogs
should always be walked on a leash. Problems are more likely to
occur when the animal is out of the owner’s control. It can also be
helpful to carry a noisemaker, squirt gun or pepper spray. If a coyote
approaches, pick up the pet or child, then start hazing. If the coyote
does not leave, back away slowly while continuing to haze and go
indoors if possible. Any aggressive behavior should be reported to the
local police or animal control officer. If bites or other injuries are
sustained, medical attention should be sought and a report made to
the RI Division of Fish and Wildlife at 401-789-0281.
Save the date! The 13th Annual Coachella Valley Wildflower
Festival will be on Saturday, March 7th, 2020!

Each spring, the desert comes alive as the wildflowers bloom and
transform the Coachella Valley into a colorful canvas. The best
place to celebrate them is at the Coachella Valley Wildflower

In addition to great wildflower viewing and beautiful art, the
festival features a Kids’ Zone, and a 5k fun run.  There will be
raffles, vendors, exhibitors, and live music in the beer and wine
garden, as well as food and beverages available for purchase.

To learn more about the Coachella Valley Wildflower Festival
call (760) 862-9984. For sponsorship opportunities and vendor
participation, call (760) 568-9918.
Why do cats gather around a dead cat?

I’ll start by saying that I don’t know the answer to your question. I
am just giving you best guesses. Why do you go to a funeral? To
pay your respects. If cats know another cat they will often stop by
the body. I think cats know their bodies and their environments
and know when something is wrong. They want an answer, a
conclusion, that they can see and smell for themselves. Cats can
often detect illness and imminent death. Anthropological
Perspectives on Death

In her post about What do cats understand when their cat friends
die? Teresa Garcia says: “In my experience they do feel grief. I
have seen them try to console each other as well, and some will
do more consoling than others do.”

Lenore Verster posted that a male cat was searching for its sister
who had been hit by a car. The male was shown his sister’s
body. “He sniffed at the body, and when he realised it was her,
he let out a cry and ran off. It definitely came as a shock to him.
He immediately stopped looking for her, but was very
depressed.” Further in her Quora post she added, “Another
human-like response was when this first dear brother cat (who
has since became the guardian of the new rescue kittens who
were now 4 years old), plummeted to his death from a roof. He
was such a special animal that our whole family felt like we’ve
lost a brother or sister. The other cats were extremely insecure,
and the female actually started to put on weight rather quickly.
We thought something’s wrong with her, like a swollen stomach,
but the vet said some cats eat too much when grieving, just like

I think from reading these people’s posts and other posts about
cats and their reactions to another cat’s death that, yes, the
understand death, it impactstheir behaviour and outlook, and
they want to console each other. Seeing the body of the dead cat
they know brings the reality of the situation home to them.


We have had cats for years and when one passes they all
miss the who died.

Our cats were so distressed that one of them died six
months after her sister passed, and the vet said she died of
a broken heart.

We now have two left and although they would like to have
us believe they are not that friendly; I can guarantee you
that if one of the other passed; the remaining cat would
miss the other one terribly.

Cats are truly very mysterious friends.
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1 Picture of a Walker with hand break & seat $100.00 in great shape.

This is one of the best events in the valley. However,
parking is a real problem. Be sure to to call and find out
about transportation and parking.

Note from Donna:

If you have not attended this show and sale of the
MATA ORTIZ are missing out.

Again...another of my FAVORITE SHOWS.
Wildflowers are already blooming across the Coachella Valley.
Here's where you can see them

Wildflower blooms offer a reminder that the desert is a vibrant
ecosystem, teaming with life that's ready to take advantage of life-
giving water when it's available.

Thanks to the recent heavy rainfall across the Coachella Valley
and high desert, experts say a strong wildflower season is on the
horizon. And even though peak season doesn't usually happen
until February or March, flowers have already begun to bloom.

Friends of the Desert Mountains organizes the annual Wildflower
Festival and Executive Director Tammy Martin suggested several
spots to see flowers. She stressed that people should stick to
trails and avoid stepping on wildflowers.

"There are blooms sprouting just about everywhere around the
Coachella Valley," she said. "Wildflower-watchers should take
care to avoid trespassing on private property and into sensitive
wildlife habitat."

The Coachella Valley Preserve
Location: Thousand Palms Canyon Road, between Ramon and
Dillon roads

Flowers and plants you'll see: Desert Sunflower, Sand Verbena,
Brown-eyed Primrose and Schott's Indigo bush

"The Coachella Valley Preserve has the best flowers blooming
right now, all over the preserve and along the road leading
there," Martin said.

The Santa Rosa and San Jacinto Mountains National Monument
Visitor Center
Location: Highway 74 in south Palm Desert

Flowers and plants you'll see: Brown-eyed Primrose, Beavertail
Cacti, Fishook Cacti and Barrel Cacti.

The La Quinta Cove to Lake Trail
Location: Off Calle Tecate in the cove's southern end

Flowers and plants you'll see: Desert Five-Spot and Ghost Flower

The beautiful native verbena wildflowers and bright yellow
brittlebush, both indigenous to the Coachella Valley.
The beautiful native verbena wildflowers and bright yellow
brittlebush, both indigenous to the Coachella Valley. (Photo:
Maureen Gilmer)

Box Canyon Road/Cottonwood Springs Road at Interstate 10
Location: Twenty miles east of Dillon Road

Flowers and plants you'll see: Desert Poppies, Chia Sage and

Sand to Snow National Monument trails
Location: Trails begin at the Mission Creek Preserve and
Whitewater Preserve

When: March

Flowers and plants you'll see: Brittlebush, Fremont's Pincushion,
Desert Dandelion and Owl's Clover

RELATED: Joshua trees are blooming early in the desert. It's not
a good thing — you can thank climate change

Hi Donna,

I checked with our maintenance folks and they do not know who fixed
the light at that monument.  I believe the monuments are solar, so it is
possible that EDA fixed it.  I am trying to reach out to them to see if
they did and if so, to fix the other one.


Hi Mohammad:

Thanks so much for checking this out for us. The monument
looks so much better when it has light on it.


Nancy Coates
February 20 ·

Blowin’ my own horn! Hole-
in-one today. BDCC, 6th
hole, Lake course, 140 yd.
Hi, Donna.

Please post the attached for sale on Hot Sheet.  "Like new. Never
slept in Queen Bed and bedding.  $100."

HERE to view on the Hot Sheet