You are a survivor! No matter what life brings you, you can find ways to adapt. Even in the harshest of conditions, you are capable of thriving. The sun, of course, is central to your life, as well as all that exists on this planet. And, there is no place on earth that experiences as much of the sun’s intense power than in the desert. Covering a third of earth’s surface, the desert is know for extreme heat by day, cold temperatures at night, and scarce supplies of water. Still, this life-threatening habitat is home to a variety of plant and animal life. In many ways, the diverse desert ecosystem is fascinating. We can learn a great deal from these resilient creatures if we take a closer look.