Archive for April, 2009

April ’09 rodent update

April 29, 2009

We had beautiful weather this month and enjoyed typical desert ambiance.

Field truck at sunrise

Field truck at sunrise (Photo by Mary Pendergast)


Numbers jumped from 118 rodents in March to 161 in April. Much of this was due to the return of C. penicillatus and many juvenile and sub-adult C. baileyi, particulary on the kangaroo-rat exclosures. Plot 6 alone experienced an increase from 2 individuals in March to 12 this month. We’ll be ready for anything this summer!