Category Archives: wildlife

“Time is running out for the bears.”

Bear Canyon Arroyo would seem an ideal wildlife corridor between the Sandias and Rio Grande. » State should move in to help black bear survive in Sandias | ABQ Journal By Harrison H. Schmitt / Former U.S. Senator on Sun, … Continue reading

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“Earth laughs in flowers.” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson #qotd

Wolf Conservation Center “Earth laughs in flowers.” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson Wolf Conservation Center Tweet This Share on FB Gmail this

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Black Canyon Campground near Santa Fe, NM

We camped near Santa Fe in a great little campground near the bottom of the ski basin road. Black Canyon CG has paved sites with great separation, clean outhouses, no hook-ups. It’s barely an hour from Albuquerque and near 8500 … Continue reading

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What does the Keystone XL Pipeline have to do with billions of birds? | 10,000 Birds

You should read the entire blog entry, which strengthens my conviction that this pipeline — and the strip-mining that goes with it — must be stopped. Canada, how could you even consider this? peace, mjh 10,000 Birds | What does … Continue reading

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Record-low Monarch Butterfly population — twice as many last year

Monarchs are on the move, but not yet en masse. We saw our first mourning cloak and cabbage white of the season today in Albuquerque. peace, mjh Monarch Butterfly Migration Update | Journey North News Population at Record Low Mexican … Continue reading

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Stokes: Birding blog and new books

If you’re in the market for a photographic birding guide, check out the new guides from Lillian and Don Stokes. The New Stokes Field Guide to Birds: Western Region (on Amazon) The New Stokes Field Guide to Birds: Eastern Region … Continue reading

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Spike the Roadrunner’s Web Address

Spike has a home on the Web: http://spike.ahwilderness.com (no www.). That URL will take you to the Spike category of Ah, Wilderness! Not quite a vanity domain name, but if that link sees enough traffic, I’ll consider getting Spike her … Continue reading

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Sam, Roady, and Hot Lips say we are not alone.

We knew others feed roadrunners. A neighbor feeds Spam or Vienna wieners to his pair, who could be Spike’s parents. They nest as close to his door as they can get and don’t roam far. Another neighbor fed “her” roadrunners … Continue reading

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You want to see hawks? Get thee to Estancia Basin pronto.

Merri notes, “After reading Judy Liddell’s bird report for the Estancia Basin, we headed to Clements Road just south of I-40 and just outside of Estancia. Wide-open ranches dominate the landscape out there. Driving and walking down dirt roads, we … Continue reading

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Roaming cats kill up to 3.7B birds annually

Spike says, “Keep your cat indoors.” Roaming cats kill up to 3.7B birds annually Cats that live in the wild or indoor pets allowed to roam outdoors kill from 1.4 billion to as many as 3.7 billion birds in the … Continue reading

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Grand Canyon elk go from attraction to menace — wolves can make a difference

We wiped out the elk and wolves in this area. Then we brought back elk. Time to let the wolves restore balance, just as they have done in Yellowstone. Grand Canyon elk go from attraction to menace Elk, once a … Continue reading

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Spike the roadrunner is calling

We’ve been interacting with Spike the roadrunner for about 6 months. We see him almost daily. He’s not a pet – he’s leery of us, as he should be – but we know each other. Spike has recently started calling, … Continue reading

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National Bird Day – 01-05-13

National Bird Day – Homepage Why National Bird Day? The beauty, songs, and flight of birds have long been sources of human inspiration. Today, nearly 12 percent of the world’s 9,800 bird species may face extinction within the next century, … Continue reading

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Coyote Hunt’s Final Tally Is 39

ABQJournal Online » UPDATED: Coyote Hunt’s Final Tally Is 39 The statewide hunt, sponsored by Gunhawk Firearms in Los Lunas, took a total of 39 coyotes and was mostly without incident, reported Rick Gross, an employee of Gunhawk. Gross said … Continue reading

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