Even though it is a small area, El Morro National Monument contains a great diversity of animals, from the tiger salamanders swimming in the cliffside pool to the herds of elk that frequent the prairies and open woodlands. Birds, reptiles, and insects abound, and fascinating invertebrates inhabit the "tinaja" pools that fill bedrock basins at the top of the butte.
A diversity of habitats attracts many species of birds to El Morro year-round. More ->
Warm summers bring out the snakes and lizards. More->
Toads and salamanders in the desert? More ->
Wildflowers of every size and color attract amazing butterflies to the monument. More->