Southwestern Guesthouses on 265 Acres
near Silver City, New Mexico
overlooking Bear Creek and the Gila Wilderness

Casitas de Gila Nature Blog

Striped Skunks

More Night Life!

Caught in the game camera!!! Little did these critters know that they’d be on the Internet one day, for all to see! It’s amazing what moves around along Bear Creek and around the Casitas while we are sleeping …

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Gray Fox

Night Life at Casitas de Gila Guesthouses

Sitting quietly in front of Casitas de Gila Guesthouses late at night, one cannot help but wonder about what might be going on down along Bear Creek, a hundred feet below. What wildlife might be there in the darkness, and what might it be doing? On most

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Gila Wilderness Super-Volcanoes

Thanks to the Discovery Channel, the National Geographic Channel, the BBC, and other mass media documentaries, most people have heard of super-volcanoes: large-scale geologic features, which when they become active, can spew 1,000 cubic kilometers (240 cubic miles) or more of ejected material in the form of

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Fall in the Gila Country — Light and Leaves

October and November are spectacular months in the Gila Country of Southwestern New Mexico. With the ending of the monsoon rains, the days are noticeably shorter and the skies have taken on a deeper shade of cobalt blue as the noonday sun tracks ever lower in the

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November Birding in SW New Mexico

We would like to thank Ed and Betty of Columbia, Missouri. They were guests here at Casitas de Gila Guesthouses in November 2019. They had such a wonderful time birding here, that they left this amazing story in our Casita guestbook. It’s so wonderful, we just have

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Spring Birding and Migration

WITH SPRING, THE BIRDS THEY ARE A-CHANGINGAND SPRINGTIME MEANS NESTING TIMEAT CASITAS DE GILA GUESTHOUSES  SPRING HAS SPRUNG AND THE SIGNS ARE EVERYWHERE Over the past week, it was obvious that the Seasons have cycled once more. Looking down into Bear Creek Canyon from the porch of

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Spring Wildflowers

2018-19 WINTER MOISTURE SUGGESTSAN ABUNDANCE OF SPRING WILDFLOWERSAt Casitas de Gila Guesthouses in Southwest New Mexico  Will Casitas de Gila Guesthouses see a Return of the Elusive-Yet-Magnificent Doubting Mariposa Lily?  Typically, Spring wildflowers at Casitas de Gila Guesthouses begin to appear in protected sunny areas during the

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