Southwest Horizon Series: Vol. 1
Learn where the gypsum sand of White Sands comes from, how the dunes are formed, and track their relentless progression across the Tularosa Basin.
Venture to the Lost River on the east side of the dunes, home of the remarkable White Sands Pupfish. Underwater cameras take you up close to see this highly adapted, endangered species.
See unusual animals who wander the dunes at night. Featured are the long-horned beetle, the wolf spider, the camel cricket, and the wind scorpion.
Travel back 12,000 years to when this land was ruled by giant mammoths and prehistoric camels. See tracks of these creatures in a remote section of Whites Sands not often visited.
Witness how the Mescalero Apache reaped the limited plant bounty of the White Sands, gathering stems and leaves for food and ceremony.
Learn to read the footprints often seen in the dunes, clues to fascinating desert dwellers of the White Sands' environment.
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