• Long House in autumn

    Bandelier

    National Monument New Mexico

For Kids

Pocket Gopher

Pocket gophers dig burrows underground searching for food and can be very damaging to archeological sites.

NPS Photo by Sally King

Bandelier has a Junior Ranger program for kids from kindergarten to 6th grade and a Deputy Ranger program for those older individuals who want to participate. For more information click on the Be A Junior Ranger link.

Special Resources for Boy Scouts
Special Resources for Girl Scouts

Did You Know?

Queen butterfly

Queen butterflies are often mistaken for Monarchs because they look so much alike. This is beneficial to the Queen, who is avoided by predators who fear this look-alike may be as toxic as the Monarch.