New location for round-tailed ground squirrel (Xerospermophilus tereticaudus) in Arizona
A week ago I returned from a short trip where I focused on Arizona endemics and had the pleasure of meeting up with Jon Hall and Jose Gabriel.
The target for my final day was Round-tailed Ground Squirrel (Xerospermophilus tereticaudus). I searched iNaturalist for an additional option to Desert Botanical Garden and found Estrella Mountain Regional Park (at 1/4 the cost). Minutes after arriving I was able to see a pair along the main road in front of the Nature Center here and also a small group just to the right of the same building. A great way to close out the trip!