• The Western Escarpment of the Guadalupes rises above the white gypsum sands of the desert floor.

    Guadalupe Mountains

    National Park Texas

Wildlife Observations

The park's temperate climate supports a rich diversity of animal species. Many are secretive or nocturnal and rarely seen, while others are common throughout the park. Click on one of the links below for a complete list of the wildlife observations for any month of the year.

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Did You Know?

Butterfly observation is growing in popularity as a fun and educational nature activity.

With its temperate climate, abundant sunshine year-round, and several distinct life zones, Guadalupe Mountains National Park provides excellent habitat for butterflies; more than 90 species have been reported within the park.