October 15-March 18, 2023

Rugged Beauty: The Flora and Fauna of the Dalquest Desert Research Station 

Experience the extraordinary beauty of the Chihuahuan Desert with a new collection of images by wife and husband team, Hannah and William Meddaugh. Commission by MSU in 2016, this collection commemorates the 20th anniversary of the Dalquest Desert Research Station. Located near Big Bend National Park, the 3,000-acre site was donated to the University by biology Professor Emeritus Walter W. Dalquest and his wife, Rose Dalquest, in 1966. With this gift, the University created an unparalleled opportunity for students of all disciplines to participate in field research and learning. 

Ways to Engage:

Special Guest Lecture: The Photography and Science of the Dalquest Research Station
Thursday, February 2 2023 at 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM

Dr. Ray Willis, MSU Biology Professor introduces the Dalquest Research Site.
Hannah and William Meddaugh will speak about their photography and their experience at the research site.



Image Credits

Hannah Meddaugh and William Meddaugh, Dalquest Desert Research Station in Springtime, 2014, Photography

Hannah Meddaugh and William Meddaugh, Checkered Whiptail, 2014, Photography

Hannah Meddaugh and William Meddaugh, Desert Springs, 2014, Photography