Weekly Photo Challenge – New Horizon

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This week’s photo challenge asks us to think ahead, maybe consider an early New Year’s resolution. Krista suggests sharing a new goal, making plans and simply imaging that new horizon. You can read the entire challenge post here. Continue reading

Seven Day Nature Challenge – Day 7

Bosque without pipes-1Socorro County, New Mexico.

For my final entry in the seven-day challenge, I picked a photo that is only about one year old. Last January, we visited the Bosque del Apache wildlife refuge in southern New Mexico. There were many photos that came from this trip, and if you  would like to see more, you can view them here. Continue reading

Bosque del Apache – Avian Refuge in Southern New Mexico

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Bosque del Apache is home for thousands of birds on the flood-plane of the Rio Grande in New Mexico.

 

Socorro County, New Mexico

One of our New Mexico stops on our way to Arizona this winter featured the winter home of thousands of migrating birds. Sandhill cranes, several varieties of geese, ducks, and over 350 other species of bird visit this 57,331 acre (232 sq. km) refuge that includes 3,800 acres (15 sq. km) of watershed on the Rio Grande flood-plane. The refuge is managed by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Continue reading