IHPOASilver City, NM 
Indian Hills Property Owners Association

The Environment

Indian Hills is located in a Pinon-Juniper woodland on the northern edge of Silver City. The region receives an average of 16.1 inches of precipitation with the highest totals coming during the monsoons in July and August. The dominant native trees are pinon pine and alligator juniper. Gray oak is also a common native. Cottonwoods and willows occur along drainages. Diverse native grasses occur between the trees; two common grasses are blue grama and side oats grama.

In addition to people and their pets, a number of animal species make Indian Hills their home. The most common are mule deer, cottontail rabbits and jackrabbits. Less common are foxes, skunks, javalina, and rock squirrels. Occasionally, mountain lion and bobcats are seen. Diverse bird populations also occur here. Common birds include ravens, canyon and spotted towhees, western scrub jays, curved billed thrashers, and Gambel's quail. In the summer, turkey vultures are commonly seen soaring over the neighborhood and a variety of hummingbirds flit around flowers and feeders. In the winter, dark eyed juncos are common and a number of sparrow species come and go.  



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