THE 2018 FIELD SEASON is officially underway! We'd like to extend a huge welcome to our new Squaddies this year: Brittany, Kate, and Colleen. They bring good humor and a passion for wildlife with them, and are looking forward to what the season has to offer.
Close to 30 marked prairie dogs have already emerged from their winter sleep at our research site at the Valles Caldera National Preserve, with many more expected. Spring arousals typically begin with males first, and that has held true this year. So far the females are sleeping in, and the males are eagerly waiting for them to start showing up and get the mating season underway!