Stayed at Villanueva State Park around 40 miles from Las Vegas for a few days. It’s a lovely park in a riparian area along the Pecos River.
Above an adobe shelter at a campsite. A previous camper had left a rock sculpture.
Came upon a coyote fox while on a walk. Wish I had gotten a better picture, but it happened so fast and then it was gone. It did mark the spot where it had been.
A goldfinch. There were lots of birds in the area, but they moved so fast, and the trees gave such good cover, it was hard to get good pictures. Did see another canyon towhee.
A water well in the small village of Villanueva. Water is a valuable commodity in a lot of New Mexico. A wealthy developer wanted to build some expensive homes in Las Vegas but the case was taken to court because there is not enough water in the area to support more homes. There are regulations regarding water use in Las Vegas, including one against washing you car at home.
Below, some juvenile northern flickers raising a fuss.