Joshua trees at Joshua Tree National Park in California.
Joshua trees at Joshua Tree National Park in California. NPS Photo

Surviving the desert at Joshua Tree National Park

The desert is hot, dry and deadly. But plenty of plants and animals thrive there. How do they do it? We’ll learn the tricks trees, bats and roadrunners use to make it in Joshua Tree National Park in California.

49 Palms Oasis at Joshua Tree National Park.
49 Palms Oasis at Joshua Tree National Park. NPS Photo
Roadrunner at Joshua Tree National Park
Roadrunner at Joshua Tree National Park NPS Photo
California leaf-nosed bat at Joshua Tree National Park.
California leaf-nosed bat at Joshua Tree National Park. NPS Photo
Desert tortoise at Joshua Tree National Park.
Desert tortoise at Joshua Tree National Park. NPS Photo
Park Ranger Kristen Lalumiere at Joshua Tree National Park.
Park Ranger Kristen Lalumiere at Joshua Tree National Park. Sanden Totten