Parque Natural Mexiquillo


Pinacate Biosphere Reserve

Pinacate Biosphere Reserve is a UNESCO World Heritage site that abuts Arizona. The area   has many volcanoes that paved the desert with massive lava flows in the past. Volcanic activity from 47,000 to 12,000 years ago was concurrent with human habitation of the area. It must have been difficult living in an area where lava might flow through your village. 

The visitor center has great displays about the flora, fauna, geology, and indigenous people that settled here 40,000 years ago, all in swainish. But they do have an excellent english film showing in the auditorium. The informational sign on the walks around the center are in english and spanish.

Paying the $4 entrance fee

Pinacate beetle tracks

Life is tenacious 

Aa lava, it cooled very quickly and is very sharp.

Pahoehoe lava cools slower and is smooth and rope like.

The creosote bushes are blooming.

Serenity started getting her face lift today.

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