9830_enh_smallWalking through the forest, one loses sight of the individual leaves on the trees.  Walking through DeHaven’s varied landscape, one fails to see the diverse plant and animal life that abounds here

So, you ask the experts to give you their view of the life that flourishes here.  Both amateur and professional eyes have given us all a new appreciation of the variety of life that exists right here in our (extensive) backyard.  Species in categories of mammals like: mice, squirrels, rabbits, bats, carnivores (Coyote, fox, bobcat,
bear), hoofed mammals (antelope, deer), amphibians, reptiles, fishes, crustaceans, odonates (dragonflies and damselflies) and birds ) the list from one morning in early July 2016 included more than 50 species seen or heard).  The list in the Southwestern Naturalist goes on for five pages.9864_enh_small

Yes… in the morning, the turkeys will stroll right into the headquarters yard.

 

WingsWest Birding Tours Birdlist: August 13, 20159765_enh_small

Trip Report and List of Known and Possible Species: June 30- July 2 and August 12-13, 2015

DeHaven Ranch Biological Assessment: June 2015

DeHaven Ranch Plant List: June 20159766_enh_small