🌲 During field trips into the Santa Fe Upper Municipal Watershed, 5th graders explore the area looking for signs of animals. What sorts of animals do they find evidence of living in the upper watershed?
🦌 Mule deer are often spotted around Nichols Reservoir and sometimes flocks of turkey are seen scampering up the hillsides. Also at the reservoir, osprey are often spotted, as well as Canada geese and Mallard ducks. Small furry critters include Albert's and red squirrels along with their neighbor, the chipmunk. Mountain lion scat has been identified, as well as momma black bear tracks along with her cub, and last week a couple of hike participants spotted a mother bobcat and her kitten! Unfortunately, as far as we know "Marty" the moose has not come into the upper watershed but 5th graders will remain on the lookout! 👀