East side of Sandias
Saturday, 1o May, 2oo8
We walked from the Tree Spring TH to the top of TS Trail.
It was very dry except in the immediate vicinity of the few
remaining snowbanks--where it was still pretty dry.
We found some Caloscypha specimens and a
We encountered a small pack (about a dozen) of Abert's Squirrels at the
Trailhead. We watched them for a short while to see if some would excavate
any hypogeous fungi. They seemed primarily occupied with chasing each other
up and down and through the trees.
We heard a turkey, so it seems that at least one is still
in that area. Juncos and Chickadees were abundant. We saw one thrush.
Lots of bear sign, but no bears--and better yet, no bear cubs.
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