An Open Book of Human History
Bandelier National Monument protects over 33,000 acres of rugged but beautiful canyon and mesa country as well as evidence of a human presence here going back over 11,000 years. Petroglyphs, dwellings carved into the soft rock cliffs, and standing masonry walls pay tribute to the early days of a culture that still survives in the surrounding communities.Read More
Visiting Bandelier in Late Autumn/Winter
Visiting Bandelier in winter can be fun and exciting if you are prepared. Click here to plan a trip between October 29, 2013 and March 31, 2014.Read More
Capturing Landscape Changes Through Photograpy
There's a new resource management blog to check out. Learn how photography documents changes in the landscape. Read it now.Read More
Observations of a Park Ranger
"Visitors often remark that I must have the best job in the world." In this blog Ranger Theresa Ferraro provides insight into being a park ranger.Read More
Did I Hear You Say Big Ears?
Abert's Squirrel are best distinguished by their tufted or tasseled ears, but that is not the only thing that is unique about them.Read More
American Pika: At Bandelier?
You might not expect to find this cute little relative of the rabbit in Bandelier but they are found in the park's highest elevations.Read More
Elk - Good for Bandelier?
Prehistoric elk populations in Bandelier were small. Today's elk were reintroduced in the 1960's and may be doing too well.Read More
Too Smart For Their Own Good?
Not everyone likes coyotes but they play an important role in our food chain, keeping rodents populations in check and highways cleared of roadkill.Read More
Bandelier Herbarium Collection Goes Live!
The flora of Bandelier is now one of the best documented, and most current, vascular plant inventories available for any unit in the NPS.Read More
Did You Know?
Hummingbirds use a combination of plant material, lichens, and moss held together by spider webs to make a flexible nest. This nest can expand to meet the needs of the growing chicks.