Just when I think I know everything (haha) I discover some basic truth about which I knew absolutely nothing. On our recent trip Across the Great Divide and Back we camped in a riparian on the first night.Mr. B.E. took this one of me at our first site: a carry-in, primitive setting. After we were set up, he gave me a beer and watched me relax.
This drawing taught me what a riparian is: a river flowing through a desert. Birds use the river as a migratory path. (They are not stupid.) The little schematic diagram of the Western Hemisphere on the left displays a few such riparian paths.
And it was evening....the first day.