Rocky Point, Mexico (PressExposure) April 27, 2009 -- Bet you don't know what's happening out in the middle of the Sonoran Desert right now, do ya? Yes, we all know that the snakes and reptiles are out, sunbathing and waiting for the next unsuspecting tourist or hiker to pass by before giving them the scare of their life. This âthingâ is so big that it covers over 8,000 square feet and looks out over recent lava flows and those beautiful, tempting sand dunes.
In between Puerto Penasco and Sonoyta, Mexico, just outside a little town called Nayarit sits the most wonderful place in the Sonoran Desert . The Pinacate Biosphere Reserve is so richly diverse that it houses a variety of different plant life and wildlife, including the endangered Sonoran Pronghorn.
If you're lucky, as you drive toward Rocky Point on Hwy. 8, you might catch sight of a big horn sheep off in the distance walking along the side of a mountain. Most of you pass right by the green sign that tells you that a world of discovery and adventure is just a little way up the dusty trail. More of you have probably taken notice within the last year or so when all of the signs and fences started going up to protect the area from vehicles. It took them a long time to be recognized as a Biosphere Reserve and it seems now is something finally come of it.
Along with housing great hiking and camping spots, the Pinacates is also home to volcanic craters such as the Cerro Colorado and the Elegante. They are massive when you get to stand on the edge of them and look down. The area is more commonly known for its peaks and craters, but there are a ton of people (biologists, botanists, etc.) who are thrilled at studying the diverse life (animal and plant) that can survive in such harsh conditions. (when you're sweating in Phoenix or Penasco, they are boiling at the Reserve, there has even been snow spotted on top of the peaks â believe it or not!)
Their new cultural and visitor's center will contain a wealth of information and services such as those found at Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument, Cabeza Prieta national wildlife refuge and many other protected areas around the world. The lobby will contain all kinds of information about the area â the plants you will come across, the reptiles you might meet and the flying insects that might try to bite you during the night. The building will contain lots of photos, drawings, models and museum quality pieces â artifacts are often found in the area (please don't remove them).
The center will be a wealth of cultural and historical information â from the library to the auditorium. There will be an onsite cafeteria, restrooms, a desert botanical garden and telescopes to view the beautiful scenery from.
Their cultural and visitor's center will be a great addition for those who like to learn more about the area, nature or just want a diversion or fun activity.
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Author: Steve Schwab