wild and remote Davis Mountains is considered one of the most scenic
areas of Texas. Indeed it is one of the most biologically diverse.
Rising above the Chihuahuan desert, the range forms a unique “sky
island” surrounded by the lowland desert. Animals and plants living
above 5,000 feet are isolated from other similar mountain ranges by vast
distances. These are true ecological islands, preserving living
remnants that occur otherwise nowhere else in Texas.
Mountain dwelling wild animals include the black bear and mountain lion. The group of birds in the higher elevations, including the common black-hawk, golden eagle, dusky-capped flycatcher, and Montezuma quail, is more closely associated with western mountain ranges than birds across the rest of Texas. Some species nest here and nowhere else in Texas."
I knew we lived in SkyCastle cause we named it after we built it. But who knew we lived on a "sky island"!