Tortoise-Tracks.org: Desert Tortoise Natural Area
Take a virtual field trip to see the Desert Tortoise Natural Area (DTNA) in Kern County, California. Explore the environment of the Desert Tortoise that lives in this Mojave desert biome.
When you get to the website simply scroll down the page to follow the “Main Loop” virtual trail. Read the informative text and see the illustrative photographs. You can also take side trips along the “Plant Loop” and “Animal Loop” virtual trails to learn about the flora and fauna that thrive in this desert habitat home.
When you complete the virtual tour, click on “Tortoise” on the main menu bar to access information about the life cycle of the Desert Tortoise and read some interesting facts and trivia about these remarkable creatures. Don’t miss the “Commonly Asked Question” section — it’s loaded with great information that even explains the difference between turtles and tortoises.