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It's Official Las Vegas--Spring Has Arrived

According to Mojave Max, Spring has officially arrived!  Who is Mojave Max, you ask?  He is the desert tortoise mascot of Clark County's Desert Conservation Program.  He is the desert Southwest's equivalent of groundhog, Punxsutawney Phil.

 
Mojave Max lives in the Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area.    In the fall, he enters his burrow to brumate (technical term for reptiles in hibernation) and he emerges in the spring.   This year, he officially left his burrow on Tuesday April 15, 2008 at 11:27 AM.
 
This is the ninth year that Mojave Max has been studied.  This year, his emergence was the latest on record.  He was right, it has been a cool spring.  Now, it is time for the warmer temperatures to arrive.
Students have also been learning about the desert climate and conditions with help from Mojave Max.   The students could enter a contest to guess the exact date and time that he would come out of his burrow.  There are prizes for students as well as teachers.  The winner will be announced soon.  Here is last years winner.
 
Come, join us in Las Vegas for some great springtime temperatures.  If you are interested in relocating to Las Vegas or would like information on Las Vegas real estate, please email me roberta@search4lasvegashomes.com  or call me at 702-354-8988.  I look forward to hearing from you!

 

Comment balloon 15 commentsRoberta LaRocca • April 15 2008 08:34PM
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