Joshua Tree National Park has fabulous trees and other plants and animals that have ways to survive in the desert climate. There is plenty at Joshua Tree to wonder about and investigate.
Featured scientist, Juniper Harrower, is conducting research on the interactions of moths and fungal networks in order to better understand Joshua tree survival at different elevations. It’s a complicated and fascinating look at what is happening around trees and out of sight, around their roots.
Meanwhile, resource manager and botanist Neil Frakes and his associate Nick Graver are leading a project to describe the condition of Joshua trees at more than 30 sites initially described by a masters student named Hogan.