If your idea of New Mexico is based solely on breakfast burritos, lowland deserts and the blue stuff that got Walter White into a lot of trouble, it's time to lay off the hot sauce - there's more here than meets the eye.
Underground Wonders of Carlsbad Caverns National Park
Beneath the Guadalupe Mountains of southern New Mexico lies one of the world’s most extensive cave systems, a network of 119 (and counting) limestone caves that forms the centerpiece of Carlsbad Caverns National Park. Its features range from massive chambers (like the 357,469-square-foot Hall of the Giants) to fanciful formations (Totem Pole, Rock of Ages) to eerie and mysterious nooks (the Bottomless Pit, Lake of Clouds). Self-guided tours give you access to the main chambers, but for a…
This inch long bat is the most primitive bat known (Eocene Green River Fm). Claws on each finger of its wings indicate it was probably an agile climber and crawled along and under tree branches searching for insects.