Caption: Cenizo puts on a show during the desert's rainy season., Credit: Cathryn Hoyt
Image by: Cathryn Hoyt 
Cenizo puts on a show during the desert's rainy season. 

The Fifth Season

From: Marfa Public Radio
Series: Nature Notes
Length: 04:30

In the Chihuahuan Desert, we spend fall, winter, spring and summer talking about our fifth season—the rainy season. What does its arrival mean for our plant and animal neighbors? Read the full description.

Cenizo-small_small In the Chihuahuan Desert region, we spend fall, winter, spring and summer dreaming of and talking about our fifth season—the rainy season. Local wags will tell you it starts on July 4th—with a crash of thunder, a gust of wind, and a torrential downpour that causes Independence Day celebrants to scurry for cover and ranchers to sigh in relief. What does this fifth season’s arrival mean for our plant and animal neighbors?

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Piece Description

In the Chihuahuan Desert region, we spend fall, winter, spring and summer dreaming of and talking about our fifth season—the rainy season. Local wags will tell you it starts on July 4th—with a crash of thunder, a gust of wind, and a torrential downpour that causes Independence Day celebrants to scurry for cover and ranchers to sigh in relief. What does this fifth season’s arrival mean for our plant and animal neighbors?

Musical Works

Title Artist Album Label Year Length
Big Sky (Reprise) Dan Gibson, Bill Brennan, Rob Piltch Country Retreat. Solitudes 2000 :00

Additional Credits

Host Dallas Baxter. Written by Cathryn Hoyt.

Related Website

http://www.marfapublicradio.org/nature-notes/the-fifth-season/