Roberta's Las Vegas Real Estate Blog: It's Official Las Vegas--Spring Has Arrived

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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Roberta, that is so cool!  I'm not talking about the weather either, lol. 
Posted by Ray Nellum, Fort Smith Real Estate (Envision Real Estate Group, LLC.) over 10 years ago
Spring was over and we were into summer ...until yesterday.
Today was 74 for a high!
Have a great spring!
JimG
Posted by Cape Coral Florida Golf Course and Waterfront Homes (Gulf Coast Realty Network, Inc.) over 10 years ago

Ray: Yes, it is cool!  Thanks for commenting.

Jim: Yesterday was actually the warmest day of the year so far, it was around 90 degrees.  It is a bit cooler today with wind and only in the low 80's.  Summer will be MUCH warmer! 

Posted by Roberta LaRocca, REALTOR®, Broker, Salesperson, Property Management (Simply Vegas Real Estate) over 10 years ago
we'll have to live vicarously through you...It's still cold as anything here...come on Spring..
Posted by Konnie Mac McCarthy, Broker/Owner - VA & MD "Time To Get A Move On!" (MacNificent Properties, LLC) over 10 years ago
Konnie:  It will be spring soon, don't worry!
Posted by Roberta LaRocca, REALTOR®, Broker, Salesperson, Property Management (Simply Vegas Real Estate) over 10 years ago

Roberta.... Yes, it was a lovely day today, even in New Jersey..... and I like your new page....

jeff belonger
Posted by Jeff Belonger, The FHA Expert - FHA Loans - FHA mortgages - USDA loans - VA Loans ( Social Media - Infinity Home Mortgage Company, Inc) over 10 years ago
Roberta - Great post. I think Max is way cool. I hadn't heard of him until now.
Posted by Tom Plant (WINEormous.com) over 10 years ago

Jeff:  Thanks for stopping by!  I'm glad you like my new page!

Tom: Max doesn't get the hype that he deserves! :)

Posted by Roberta LaRocca, REALTOR®, Broker, Salesperson, Property Management (Simply Vegas Real Estate) over 10 years ago
We hit 58 today so 'ol Max must be right on. :)  Mother Nature has been a bear this spring, so now I know who to thank for the warm weather.
Posted by Jesse & Kathy Clifton, Retired (Jesse Clifton & Associates, REALTORS®) over 10 years ago
Roberta, maybe he finally came out so he could file his income taxes on time!
Posted by Patricia Kennedy, Home in the Capital (RLAH Real Estate) over 10 years ago

Jesse:  That is some warm weather for you!  I'm glad Max finally emerged to send you some warmth!

Patricia:  I didn't think of that!  I hope Max had enough time to get those returns done and postmarked by midnight!

Posted by Roberta LaRocca, REALTOR®, Broker, Salesperson, Property Management (Simply Vegas Real Estate) over 10 years ago

Very cool how we all see Spring a little differently in different areas of the country!

Your Friend in Charlottesville Virginia!

Posted by Charles McDonald, REALTOR®, Blogger, Principal Broker®, Owner (Charlottesville Real Estate Solutions) over 10 years ago
Charles: No matter what part of the country, Spring is a beautiful season!
Posted by Roberta LaRocca, REALTOR®, Broker, Salesperson, Property Management (Simply Vegas Real Estate) over 10 years ago

Spring in Hemet is great...especially when the orange blossom's bloom. You can smell it all the way across town.

I kinda dread summer...we run our A/C at full blast for month's out here. I imagine it's the same in Vegas.

Great stuff.

Posted by Jolynne Photography, Creative Wedding Photography, Family Portraits, Bar Mitzvahs, Bat Mitzvahs, Senior Pictures, Event Photography (Jolynne Photography) over 10 years ago
Joey: Spring is beautiful in the desert!  I love summer, it is my favorite season, even in Vegas!  I do run my upstairs air conditioner most of the summer but not the downstairs.  It stays pretty cool down there most of the time.  My favorite part of summer is swimming in my pool with my dog Sparky!  We both love the pool!  Thanks for stopping by and stay cool!
Posted by Roberta LaRocca, REALTOR®, Broker, Salesperson, Property Management (Simply Vegas Real Estate) over 10 years ago

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