• Long House in autumn

    Bandelier

    National Monument New Mexico

Amphibians

Bandelier's relatively dry environment limits the variety of amphibians to 2 species of salamanders, 2 species of toad, and 3 species of frogs. Most of these are found in the riparian zones or near high country ponds.
 
Canyon Tree Frog

photo by sally king

CANYON TREEFROG
 
Bullfrog

photo by sally king

BULLFROG
 
jemez mountain salamander

photo by chris judson

JEMEZ MOUNTAIN SALAMANDER
 
toad 2

WOODHOUSE TOAD

Did You Know?

Tarantula Hawk

Tarantula hawk hatchlings feed on the still living body of a tarantula captured by their mother. The mother tarantula hawk must fight the tarantula and then drag it to a burrow where she deposits an egg.