The Wild Burros of Reche Canyon

Redlands Community News contributor Davjd J. Card spotted these burros in Reche Canyon on the way to Moreno Valley recently. According to a Redlands Conservancy column that appeared in the Community News last year, miners brought donkeys — burros, as they are known in Spanish — to Southern California in the late 1800s and early 1900s, then left them behind when the mines failed. The donkeys now number several hundred in several different herds.