If you’ve always wanted to see a Giant Kangaroo Rat (like this one), Southern California is the place to go! It has more endemic chipmunks and heteromyids than any other state. It is also a great place for large mammals, great scenery, excellent birding and outstanding herpetiles. I’m leading a new trip to uncover this wealth of creatures in September, with Vladimir Dinets. Be prepared to go nocturnal and please join us! Space is limited to 6 passengers, so hurry. For details see Heteromyid Grand Slam.