Ash Meadows National Wildlife Refuge is a large oasis in the Mojave Desert located just a few miles east of Death Valley National Park. In a sea of sand the oasis is an island of water, a home for desert dwellers and a resting place for migratory birds. This blog chronicles my efforts to record the soundscape of the refuge during the next 12 months of 2013-2014. The refuge has an incredible rich history and ecology, so I, on occasion, will post thoughts on those topics, as well. Thank you for your time and attention to learning more of the biological treasure that is Ash Meadows NWR.