Bosque del Apache NWR
A Birdwatcher’s Guide to Duck Butts will be presented at Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge, Saturday, Feb. 25.
Previously at Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge oryx were managed by allowing access to hunters with an off-range oryx tag on the east side of the refuge during deer season. This control method has been found ineffective as oryx continue to spread across the refuge and was therefore discontinued. The Refuge will now control oryx through managed public depredation hunts in cooperation with the New Mexico Department of Game and Fish.
July is the peak of the summer hummingbird season, and hummingbird expert Bill Talbot will be on hand Saturday, July 30, at the Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge to help identify and answer questions about the species that visit feeders and flowering plants in New Mexico.
By John Bertrand
Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge may not be Jurassic Park, but adults and youths who join a by-reservation-only classroom and field outing at Bosque this Sat., June 4, will confront up-close-and-personal some living descendants of life forms that have been around for 400 million years. Naturalist Gary Froehlich will lead the workshop, titled Common Herps of the Bosque del Apache, beginning in the visitor center at 7:30 a.m. Families are welcome.