Guadalupe Mountains National Park

Guadalupe Mountains National Park

Nature & Wildlife in Guadalupe Mountains

Plants

Shrubs Apache Plume Fallugia paradoxa is a scraggly, clump-forming shrub found between 4000' and 8000' in rocky or sandy soils along roadsides, canyons, and arroyos. The small wedge-shaped leaves of this partially evergreen shrub are divided into 3 to 7 blunt-tipped lobes. Conspicuous white flowers are present all summer. Fruits are ...

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Animals

Birds The unique ecosystems of Guadalupe Mountains National Park make it a magnet for birds residing in or migrating through the Chihuahuan Desert. Nearly 300 different species of birds have been seen here, making it a birders paradise. Birds adapt to life in the desert easier than most animals since their ...

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Natural World

Natural Features & Ecosystems Of the four elements, fire in the form of the sun and earth in the form of rock are the ones immediately obvious in the Guadalupe Mountains. These natural features are associated with eternity in many cultures and they foster a sense of timelessness when traveling ...

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Geology

Geologic Formations The Permian Period of geologic time occurred from 225 to 280 million years ago. The earth had already seen life diversify from simple, primitive forms such as algae and fungi to amphibians, fishes, and insects. The earth's surface had also been evolving and shifting. Thin plates of crust ...

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