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Featured Critter – American Robin

American robins, often considered a harbinger of spring, are ubiquitous in the area, particularly during summer when they can be seen hopping and running around backyards and fields. These large songbirds are mostly brown with reddish-orange breasts and a distinctive black and white striped throat. American robins are known for their “robin’s egg blue” eggs…

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Featured Critters – Woodrats

Woodrats, also known as packrats, look like typical rats except that they have hairy tails versus scaly, hairless ones. While there are numerous species throughout the US, there are three found in northern NM: the bushy-tailed, Mexican, and white-throated with the white-throated most common locally. Woodrats are typically loners living in dens used for nesting…

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