Bowling for Rhinos

Today a group of us  from  the Sandia Mountain Bear Collaborative are Bowling  for  Rhinos to support the Albuquerque Zoo.  My bowling “skills” are non-existent but it is for a good cause. Life has been busy lately.  Finally getting a chance to slow down a bit.  The forest has been closed under drought conditions, but […]

Read more "Bowling for Rhinos"

Happy Cougar Faces

I took some pictures while visiting the  Alameda Zoo in Alamagordo.  Thought I would share them here. This is Rocky.  He’s really mellow, and  when I did the slow blink to him,  he did it back!  As  you can see, he has huge paws! This is Nicole.  She was resting, and very mellow on a […]

Read more "Happy Cougar Faces"

Scat Party!

Hi!  I haven’t  written in a while.  Lots of stuff been going on,  although some of it health issues.  Spent a couple of months  in a depression, then been working my way out of it  over the last few months or so. But, but… but – everything is getting so much  better!  Work  (my day […]

Read more "Scat Party!"

Born to Rewild movie

Santa Fe on Saturday October 28 at 4:45pm at the CCA and in Albuquerque on October 29 at 1:00pm at the Guild. The movie and panel presentation is a Wildlands Network presentation!  Sponsored by New Mexico Wildways! Hosted and co-sponsored by Albuquerque Wildlife Federation, BirdsEye View GIS, Defenders of Wildlife, Ecotone Landscape Planning, New Mexico Wilderness […]

Read more "Born to Rewild movie"

Casting Wildlife Prints

I took a class in casting prints of wildlife  from Mitch Johnson and  Peter Callen of Pathways.   The class was really good, and amid puns  of “come to the casting call” and “someday my prints will come” attendees learned a  lot  about getting good casts of wildlife prints! We were using 30-minute set (or so) […]

Read more "Casting Wildlife Prints"

Of Mice and Stoats

During my work today at the museum, I was logging Voles (red-backed, gray-sided red-backed, and Southern red-backed), Collared, Alpine,  and Turkestan Red Pika, and Least Weasels.  Also logged one Mexican Harvest Mouse, and a Stout.  The skin of the Stout is below.  Google has some good images of these animals in the wild.  I never […]

Read more "Of Mice and Stoats"

Leopard vs. Jaguar

Got a chance  to get closer to the cats in the corner  of  the  mammal collection at the Southwestern Museum of Biology.  There  was one that I thought was a jaguar (Panthera onca) – native to the Americas.  It is a leopard (Panthera pardus) – a cat  native to Africa!  Below is a closer  image of the […]

Read more "Leopard vs. Jaguar"

Museum of Southwestern Biology

Part of obtaining a Master Naturalist certificate is completing a service project.  I chose to do my service project at the University of New Mexico (UNM) Museum  of Southwestern Biology – or MSB for short.  This museum is a research facility at the University of New Mexico.   In this clip, David Attenborough explains how a […]

Read more "Museum of Southwestern Biology"

Sandia Mountain Bear Fair

The Sandia Mountain Bear Fair is presented by the Sandia Mountain Bear Collaborative and Bernalillo County Open Space.  It is an educational and fun event for the whole family!  Learn about living with bears close to home and what resources are available to help both families and bears!  One to Four pm, September 24 in […]

Read more "Sandia Mountain Bear Fair"