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Duration:
33 seconds

This pair of baby plumbeous vireos is about to fledge.  Can you imagine how scary that first flight out of the nest must be?

 
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Duration:
49 seconds

A gray fox on the Frey Trail

 
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6 seconds

This black bear mom with two cubs was seen crossing FS289 (the Dome Road) on July 3, 2020.

 
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1 minute, 5 seconds

Enjoys some oak leaves near the Main Loop Trail.

 
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1 minute, 2 seconds

A rattlesnake slithers along next to the Nature Trail.

 
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30 seconds

A beautiful butterfly near Frijoles Creek in Upper Frijoles Canyon

 

Abert's Squirrels

 
Abert's squirrel
Abert's Squirrels are commonly seen at Bandelier National Monument.

photo by Sally King

 
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46 seconds

Abert's Squirrel's main food source is parts of the Ponderosa pine including cones and growing tips.  The squirrel will also eat a variety of mushrooms.

 
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28 seconds

Probably for minerals.  Would you lick a rock or take a vitamin?

 
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24 seconds

Abert's Squirrels are a large tree squirrel found on the Colorado Plateau and in nearby areas such as Bandelier.  They are active year round.

 
abert's squirrel portrait
Famous for their tasseled ears, Abert's squirrels will lose those extra hair tufts during summer months.  Even so, with larger ears they are still easy to spot.

photo by Sally King

 
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49 seconds

Abert's squirrels are common residents in Frijoles Canyon and some other areas of the park

 

Last updated: July 5, 2020

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