At break of day arising...

The Horned Lark, a little songbird, is the only true lark native to North America. We see them frequently. They're everywhere across the U.S., but seem to like the Santa Fe region because they prefer grassland with bare patches, and that's us. Their numbers are declining...77 million in the U.S. now down from 175 million just forty years ago. So be careful out there, little lark.

Photograph by Tom Grey