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

Spring Wildflowers in Southwest New Mexico

scarlet globemallow and desert dandelion

Following a Moist Late Winter and Early Spring, an Amazing Extravagance of Wildflowers Emerges at Casitas de Gila Guesthouses in Southwest New Mexico   THE EXCEPTIONAL BLOOMING OF SPRING FLOWERS AFTER A WET LATE WINTER When there is rain in Southwest New Mexico during the late winter months of January and February and the spring […]

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 the Casitas both the Freemont Cottonwoods and the […]

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 last half of February, with a peak in […]

A Magnificent Southwest Landscape

TURTLE ROCK: CENTERPIECE OF A MAGNIFICENT LANDSCAPE IN SOUTHWEST NEW MEXICO Sacred Site of the Mogollon People, Craggy Stronghold for the Apache, Landmark for the Pioneers, Gateway to Bear Creek, and Nature’s Monument to Beauty TURTLE ROCK: NATURE’S GIFT DOWN THROUGH THE AGES We do not know what the Mogollon People called the towering mass […]


THE MARVELOUS LATE SPRING FLOWERING OF CACTUS IN THE HIGH DESERT OF SOUTHWEST NEW MEXICO During the Driest Months of the Year, Cactus Blooms Accent a Landscape Parched and Waiting for the Rains WAITING FOR THE RAINS TIME Once again it’s Waiting for the Rains Time here at Casitas de Gila Guesthouses. Similar to the […]

The Subtle Signs of a Southwest New Mexico Spring

While Michael is busily researching his next blog, which will be on the Catwalk Nature Trail, I want to share with you some of the very subtle growth that tells us Spring has arrived. Spring in Southwest New Mexico does not last long. Right now our daytime temperatures are in the 70s and overnight the […]