August 2018

Wild Sheep Update

Thankfully, summer is coming to a close and we’re pleased to report that August was a pretty good month for our local desert dwelling bighorn. We’re still seeing lots of lambs running around, albeit in somewhat mixed up groups since the rams are running the ewes all over during the rut (breeding season). It’s easy to get mesmerized by the majestic rams, but we’re focused on trying to identify individual rams as they reintegrate with the ewes to better determine the population. So far so good for the late lamb arrivals this past June and July, but the next few months will be telling for their survival. Regardless, this year’s lamb crop has fared far better than last year’s so things are looking up and we’re looking forward to what the future holds.

Rams in La Quinta