Philmont Council Contingents
Flora/Fauna at Philmont
The Philmont Fieldguide book may be purchased at the Tooth of Time Traders Trading Post at Philmont. It provides a good, easy to use, reference of the flora/fauna, geology, history, and sky's at Philmont. It is suggested that each crew obtain a copy of this Fieldguide and carry it with the on the trail.
Steve Mountainspring from Oregon has compiled a set of lists that are really useful. Crews may wish to print these and take copies on the trail with them. Clearly , Steve is much more knowledgeable than I am but he still placed a caveat on what he compiled: "Important note: Generally, these lists are based on distribution maps, not observed occurrences. [The wildflower and butterfly lists in particular would take a lot of field work to confirm the presence of individual species. Also, the lists include species that occur at lower elevations on the plains.]"
If you use these, please thank Steve by contacting him at email@example.com