Category Archives: Wildlife

Even more September critters!

Our local goat herding service helping with weed control, a camouflaged coyote, baby bull snake slithering on the road and a spooky tarantula on the march in search of a mate (that time of year for the spider’s migrations).

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Critter cornucopia in September

A thirsty bobcat came by for a drink at the bird bath, piñon jays are fighting over sunflower seeds, a finch enjoyed the sprinklers and a badger (sighted by our neighbor) has been excavating our driveway.

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Lizard Sex!

Found these two going at it right out in the open. They are New Mexico Whiptail lizards and they’re the official State of New Mexico reptile. They’re parthenogenic; that is… there are only females and they don’t require males to … Continue reading

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Bull snake

Our first bull snake of the season and he was about a four footer. He was hiding under our trash bin where I unwittingly was pounding down all the tumbleweeds we collected. He looked pretty dazed but luckily he survived … Continue reading

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Coyote 4_12_22

The greenbelt in Spring is now alive with the chippering of little prairie pals and that brings a young coyote lookin’ to meet a few!

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Bosque birds 1_25_22

We visited the Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge near Socorro, NM to check out the Winter birds. It’s here that Sandhill Cranes, geese and other birds come to roost for the Winter. Sadly, due to the drought (and also … Continue reading

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Fungie, the Dingle dolphin

I recently learned that the bottlenose dolphin known as Fungie has disappeared. He was a resident of Dingle Bay, Ireland since 1983 and was a major tourist attraction. He swam alongside the fishing boats to catch a meal or a … Continue reading

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Happy Caturday New Year!

Marley has been busy hiding and lounging.

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Finch nests and ravens 7_5_21

We have finches nesting in the new portal who now have a nest thanks to Joan’s ingenuity! Later, a trio of raucous ravens stopped by to be filmed (plainly demonstrating my shakiness in wildlife film documentation). They were interested in … Continue reading

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Spring Garden 5_21

Despite the lack of water, the garden still manages to put out flowers and provide for the local fauna.Blossoms, bees bunny and more… all below!

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