We are conducting surveys, monitoring, and research on cougars (puma, mountain lion) on the Ladder Ranch in south-central New Mexico. Here, cougars are of particular interest given their effects on state-endangered desert bighorn sheep and other valuable big game. These projects are also resources for training and education, most notably through the Cougar Field Workshop.

Wednesday, October 04, 2006

There were a number of good sightings today. The morning excitement started with a 5ft western diamondback crossing the road, followed by the tarantula (above) in a wash where I was looking for tracks. A short while later I saw two Prairie Falcons, a juvenile Peregrine and an American Kestrel in the same area; perhaps they were migrating. Shortly before lunch I saw this texas horned lizard (above) on the road.


Blogger foxofbama said...

Dr. Perry:
Great snake picture three blogs down.
Caught the link on homepage of the FU Website this morning and thought I would take a look.
Hope you can make time to read Cormac McCarthy's Texas Trilogy after the Sabbatical.
I got a cousin near Tucson. If you bump into him, say hello
Stephen Fox, FU '75

10:25 AM

Blogger Brandon Barrett said...

Looks Awesome. I really wish I was there. I love that ranch. Have fun and take care!
Brandon Barrett

11:13 PM


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