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    Salinas Pueblo Missions

    National Monument New Mexico

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Insects, Spiders, Centipedes, Millipedes

In the fall you may see tarantulas crossing the roads looking for a mate.

Salinas Pueblo Missions is home to a variety of incest and arachnids including:

Praying Mantis
Desert Centipedes
Velvet Ants
Tarantula Hawks
Praying Mantises
Jerusalem Crikets
And More!

Did You Know?


The mission of San Gregorio de Abó was started around 1623 and renovated in about 1645. Construction of Nuestra Señora de la Purísima Concepción de Cuarac at Quaraí was begun in 1627. At Gran Quivira, the small visita church of San Isidro was begun around 1631 and the larger church at Gran Quivira, San Buenaventura, was later started in 1659.