February 2016

Lambing Update

Lambing is in full swing in the wild and we have now documented 30 lambs so

far in our study area from Palm Springs to La Quinta. There are still many other ewes that should give birth in the coming weeks so we’re in the field frequently hoping we don’t miss any collared ewes’ lambs. Lambing season extends from January through June for Peninsular bighorn with the peak between February and April. Recent rain has the mountains greening up beautifully now providing amazing vegetation for the sheep. It’s an exciting, but busy season and we look forward to documenting many more lambs this year!