Field Notes

Wildlife Tracking 101: How many toes?

October 2, 2019

Did you know you can separate animal footprints, also called tracks based on how many toes you see? There are many variables that can affect how many toes show up,…
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Meet a Cross-Border Cat—Jaguar

September 30, 2019

Panthera onca, known as the jaguar, is the largest cat in the Americas.  Revered in many cultures and religions, these powerful animals are the top predator in their environment. Their…
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Meet a Cross-Border Cat—Mountain Lion

September 25, 2019

Puma concolor is known by many names: mountain lion, puma, cougar, catamount, and panther, but all refer to the same species. Mountain lions have the widest geographic range of any…
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Meet a Cross-Border Cat—Ocelot

September 24, 2019

Known in Spanish as el tigrillo or ocelote, Leopardus pardalis is a neotropical cat that roams forests, scrublands, and savannas from South America northwards into the southern US. This spotted…
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Meet a Cross-Border Cat—Bobcat

September 21, 2019

Lynx rufus is small wildcat that prowls deserts and forests from Central Mexico to Canada. Slightly larger than a house cat, these adaptable felines love to hunt rabbits throughout the…
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Wildlife of the Borderlands

June 28, 2019

Sky Island Alliance’s Border Camera Summary Sky Island Alliance has been monitoring seventeen cameras within thirty-five miles from the United States and Mexico border. These cameras have been operational since…
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