ABOUT THE RANCH
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Wildlife on Horseshoe Bend Ranch:
Horseshoe Bend Ranch is the home of many different kinds of wildlife. Every year we work to improve wildlife habitat through things like weed removal, forest thinning, tree and brush plantings, and other plantings designed for wildlife.
Wildife loves the wide open spaces here, where there is little human contact and there are large tracts of good varied habitat. We have hundreds of acres of pine and oak woodlands, plus fields with rich grains and hay crops that animals love. The canyon has hundreds more acres of wild land.
We manage our forests to leave large snag trees for cavity nesting birds. We are home to threatened Western Gray Squirrels - in fact over 400 nests are known on the ranch, not including the canyon which is full of squirrel habitat but has never been surveyed for squirrels.
I take pretty bad pictures, but if you want an idea of the animals you may see on the ranch, scroll down. If you visit us you are almost certain to see deer, lizards and hawks. And if you spend a little time exploring you are ikely to encounter gray squirrels, ground squirrels (gray diggers), red tail hawks, snakes, frogs, toads, interesting insects, coyotes, buzzards and more. And you may even see a badger, rattlesnake, bald eagle, bear, cougar, bobcat or other rarer animal.