Just Another Nature Enthusiast

JANE’s Images & Thoughts 🌲 Inspired by the Pacific Northwest & places I wander

  • 5 Day Black & White Photo Challenge: Hoover Dam – Water Woes

    5 Day Black & White Photo Challenge: Hoover Dam – Water Woes

    Thank you to my blogging friends at, Our Rumbling Ocean, who suggested I try the 5 Day Black & White Photo Challenge. Over the course of five days, it will be interesting to decide which photos will lend themselves to the drama of black and white. I decided to search my archives for a dramatic photo for today’s post. This photograph is one taken at Hoover Dam a few years ago during a road…

  • NV Ecoregions: Las Vegas Strip

    NV Ecoregions: Las Vegas Strip

    Although “The Las Vegas Strip” is not an officially recognized ecoregion in Nevada… it seems to possess the characteristics of an ecoregion… all in a very artificial, man-made fashion. Perhaps Las Vegas stands as a warning for what can happen when nature is either ignored or manipulated to its breaking point… Location: Located in southwestern Nevada. The area designated as “The Strip” is actually 4.5 miles outside the Las Vegas city…

  • Nevada Ecoregions – Mojave Basin & Range

    Nevada Ecoregions – Mojave Basin & Range

     Hoover Dam – Mesquite Location: The Mojave Basin and Range is located in southeastern California, southern Nevada, southwestern Utah, and northwestern Arizona. Climate: The ecoregion has a dry, subtropical desert climate, marked by hot summers and warm winters. The mean annual temperature is approximately 5°C at high elevations, and 24°C in the lowest basins. Death Valley, in the central part of the region, is one of the hottest places on…

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