May 2018

Lamb Update

As lambing season comes to a close, many lambs are still alive and well throughout our study area, which is good news. Lambing season for Peninsular bighorn typically extends from January through June. However, summer is here and it’s the toughest time for these little ones. Several lambs using the golf courses in La Quinta have begun showing signs of illness (coughing, runny nose) and we anticipate losing some to disease that has plagued this group of urban-dwelling desert sheep. Other than that, we’re feeling pretty hopeful about this year’s crop of lambs.

Ram with Rope