PLANTS AND WILDLIFE: Here you will find an overview of native plants and wildlife in Northern New Mexico. Included are special sections on the following: cactus (cacti), native plants and trees, lizards and snakes, prairie dogs, coyotes, birds, other wild animals (black-tailed jack rabbits, desert cottontail rabbits, and many others), and farm animals (the burro and many others). And as a bonus, there is a feature on the mythological Jackalope.

Plants and Wildlife of the Northern New Mexico High Desert

“Watch Out For Falling Rocks” is a common sign seen along the highways in Northern New Mexico. This vintage postcard depicts the view that awaited many vacationing motorists in the 1950s.An Overview
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Information about the two most common cacti that are found in the Northern New Mexico High Desert area.

Native Plants and Trees
Information on the various plants and trees that are commonly found in Northern New Mexico.
Juniper Trees

Lizards and Snakes
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Prairie Dogs
Information about Prairie Dogs in the wild, in captivity, and the preservation of Prairie Dogs and their habitat.

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A closeup portrait of one of the most beloved farm animals still found in and around Taos, New Mexico: the burro (or donkey).This info coming soon!

Other Wild Animals
Black-tailed Jack Rabbit
The Jackalope
Desert Cottontail Rabbit

Farm Animals
The Burro, Domestic and Wild

Pictured top right is a common sight along many mountainous highways in Northern New Mexico: the sign that reads "Watch For Falling Rocks."

Pictured bottom right is the beloved farm animal, the burro (or donkey).

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