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Ramsar Convention : Ash Meadows National Wildlife Refuge

My Most Favourite Ramsar Site in North America

At the entrance to the NWR I came across this little cutie. Side-blotched Lizard (Uta stansburiana) Ash Meadows National Wildlife Refuge, Nevada, United States of America. Ramsar site no. 347.

Desert Oasis & Amargosa Pupfish (Cyprinodon nevadensis) Ash Meadows National Wildlife Refuge, Nevada, United States of America. Ramsar site no. 347. The small flecks of colour you see in the photo are the fish. Listed as Vulnerable: http://www.iucnredlist.org/details/62210/0

Western Pondhawk (Erythemis collocata) Ash Meadows National Wildlife Refuge, Nevada, United States of America. Ramsar site no. 347.

White-belted Ringtail (Erpetogomphus compositus) Ash Meadows National Wildlife Refuge, Nevada, United States of America. Ramsar site no. 347.

Yerba Mansa (Anemopsis californica) Ash Meadows National Wildlife Refuge, Nevada, United States of America. Ramsar site no. 347.

Western Pygmy Blue (Brephidium exilis exilis) On Seaside Heliotrope (Heliotropium curassavicum obovatum). One of the smallest butterflies in the world and is the smallest in North America. Ash Meadows National Wildlife Refuge, Nevada, United States of America. Ramsar site no. 347.

Golden Prince’s-plume (Stanleya pinnata) Ash Meadows National Wildlife Refuge, Nevada, United States of America. Ramsar site no. 347.

Sagebrush Lizard (Sceloporus graciosus) Ash Meadows National Wildlife Refuge, Nevada, United States of America. Ramsar site no. 347.

Crystal Pool at Ash Meadows National Wildlife Refuge, Nevada, United States of America. Ramsar site no. 347.

Female Mallard Duck (Anas platyrhynchos) Ash Meadows National Wildlife Refuge, Nevada, United States of America. Ramsar site no. 347. Enjoys the Crystal Pool by her lonesome.

Yes the big bunny ears yet again, I had the best time of my life with this guy. Black-tailed Jackrabbit (Lepus californicus) Ash Meadows National Wildlife Refuge, Nevada, United States of America. Ramsar site no. 347.


I have great news I have been accepted by Ash Meadows NWR as a volunteer & I will be contributing to their efforts to maintain the beauty of this my most favourite NWR & Ramsar Site of all time. I cannot wait to join them down in Nevada once this pandemic has subsided or under control & the borders open again. I don't know yet what my duties will entail but if it has to do with the natural beauty of this place then I am all in & raring to go ... Like right now !!!

Nevada Side-blotched Lizard (Uta stansburiana nevadensis) Ash Meadows National Wildlife Refuge, Nevada, United States of America. Ramsar site no. 347.


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