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🌅 The Ventana View - 18 mayo 2022

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All Things Reptile - (by Chance Stevens) Desert Iguanas (Dipsosaurus dorsalis) are fast, robust and very common lizards that like it hot! They will be out and everywhere above 40 degrees Celsius. These iguanas are, arguably, the most abundant lizards in La Ventana and the surrounding region. 
According to the book Reptiles and Amphibians of Baja California (by L. Lee Grismer), these reptiles are active from March through October in Northern Baja, and variable in Southern Baja. Since La Ventana is so windy in the winter, it may be too cold for these heat-loving iguanas, and I believe they hibernate through the winter here like they do in the north. I did not see a single Desert Iguana all winter.
As for their diet, they eat a lot of leafy vegetation and insect larvae.
Now for the story of how I finally caught a Desert Iguana: It was a warm morning just a few days ago and I was determined to catch something. I had been on the trail of a large Zebra-Tailed Lizard when I noticed my cat sitting attentively next to a piece of hollow pipe. I went over and heard a scrabbling sound from inside the pipe. Suddenly very interested, I tried to see what was inside. After several failed attempts, I decided to bring the pipe inside my house so that whatever it was would not escape. The next ten minutes were spent chasing a large Desert Iguana around a small empty room and then, finally, I caught my first representative of this species.
If you want to talk or walk reptiles, email And check out the new All Things Reptile page on the website, an archive of all of the reptile stories posted in the newsletter.
Community Action
No Más Basura - No Más Basura is now in summer mode! NO Recycling tomorrow, changing to every 2 weeks. We will wait for you on the 26th of May between 8-10am same location (west side of Farmers Market / El Palmar). 
Thank you for being part of the change! Your NMB team
Events & Activities
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Health & Wellness
The complete calendar of yoga and other wellness classes and retreats is featured on the Health & Wellness page. Announcements:
Eat & Drink
Check out the most comprehensive list of Restaurants, Cafes and Bars, with maps to help you discover them all.
La Moringa at Casa Tara - Brunch Familiar: The Flavors of the Sea of Cortez. With Live Music. Every Sunday from 10am to 1pm. Price per person 450 pesos. Includes Food and non-alcoholic drinks. Reservations: +52 612 103 1112
The Ventana View Business Directory has over 150 listings for local businesses and services. What can you find in the directory? See all of the categories. Announcements:
Get Hooked Fishing Co. - We are a locally owned Sports Fishing experience based out of El Sargento, B.C.S. Located by the Sea of Cortez you can expect to hook yourself a Marlin, Dorado, Tuna, and more. Enjoy a traditional panga experience and Get Hooked Fishing. *Boat Tours/Guided Spearfishing available.
Palapas Ventana - Looking for local boat guides & dive instructors for the very best in experience, dive spots, certifications, and on-board amenities? Look no further. Get to know our guides and book one today for your next excursion here.
Car Wash “El Charley” - Wash, dry and detailing of your car. Located three blocks above the OXXO in El Test. Service 9am - 6pm. +52 1 612 159-8927.
The Ventana View Classifieds is your 24/7 lost & found and swap meet. Post your own available/wanted or lost/found, and it shows up on the site immediately, will stay up for two weeks. Go here now to see it in action and learn how it works! New listings this week:
  • Lost Black Google Pixel XL Cell Phone (Eli)
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  • Haul Hitch Carrier Rack (Lorie D)
  • Womans Mountain Bike (Joel)
  • A Quad (Melinda)
  • Travel Trailer (Heinz Endler)
Real Estate & Rentals
The self-service Real Estate & Rentals section is where you manage your own rental and real estate listings. Add photos, and edit your listing as you like. Learn more and submit your listing here.
Ride Sharing & Travel
The Ventana View Travel Board is where you coordinate with other travelers.
  • Need a ride to or from the Airport? Want to share a shuttle?
  • Looking to Caravan up and down the Baja peninsula?
  • Need transport for you or your stuff to or from La Ventana?
  • Or can you offer a ride for people or stuff?
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In Case of Emergency
Bookmark the In Case of Emergency page. Numbers to call and how to call them if you need help. We depend on the entire community to help keep this often changing information up to date. Email us with feedback, suggestions, corrections.
Please read our policy regarding content submitted related to COVID-19.
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