Category Archives: Mammals

Animal #77 — Arizona Gray Squirrel

sciurus arizonensis Hereford, Arizona — Ash Canyon Bird Sanctuary Sunday, May 8, 2022 — 11:00 am I had a little help with this one, although I’m pretty sure I would have figured it out on my own eventually. I was … Continue reading

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Animal #76 — Collared Peccary

pecari tajacu Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge, New Mexico Thursday, May 5, 2022 — 6:45 am I had just reached the refuge for some early morning birding and was checking in at the self-pay station when I spotted four … Continue reading

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Animal #75 — Spotted Ground Squirrel

spermophilus spilosoma El Paso County, Colorado — Chico Basin Ranch Tuesday, April 19, 2022 — 12:57 pm As I was leaving Chico Basin Ranch on the dirt road, I spotted this small squirrel standing on the side of the road. … Continue reading

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A Week in Arkansas

The family rented a house on Petit Jean Mountain in central Arkansas for a week. On our way down, we stopped in Oklahoma City at The American Pigeon Museum. There were three rooms—one on pigeon breeds, one on the use … Continue reading

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Animal #74 — Mountain Cottontail

sylvilagus nuttallii Goldfield, Colorado — Vindicator Valley Trail Thursday, July 15, 2021 — 2:07 pm Mountain and Desert Cottontails are both widespread in Colorado, and I’ve never found a definitive way to tell them apart—if anyone has. I saw my … Continue reading

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