As you look across the valley and down
to Fonts point you see a desert landscape.
But step back 1 million years or so
[ Lake Jennings] and you'll see a lush
savannah that included rivers, streams,
lakes, a forest, and vegetation to support
an abundance of wildlife.
[Art reconstruction] The Pleistocene
saw horses, mammoths, camels, lamas,
cats, bears, rodents, lizards, and birds.
In fact, the bird with the largest wingspan
(16 feet) ever to fly over North America
soared over ancient Anza-Borrego skies.