Oasis de los Osos is part of the Colorado Desert and has many of the plants and animals typically found in the surrounding areas. However, the presence of the perennial creek, Lambs Creek, adds a different dimension, an oasis, to the desert landscape. The access to permanent water allows plant and animal species not normally found in the desert to survive and even at times flourish. It is this mixture of desert and riparian elements that make Oasis de los Osos a unique area for research and education. Here are just a few of the biological and geological sights that await your visit to Los Osos.