Bosque del Apache is still a magical place to visit and to volunteer. We miss several long-time volunteers who have retired from volunteer retirement, but are happy to see many others who have returned this year, and we are meeting and becoming acquainted with other new volunteers. But all-in-all it’s about the wildlife and the birds. So this installment of our travels will be mostly pictures of the wonderful things we have seen here on the refuge, with a short intermission to recap our family trip to Santa Fe.
2021-09-10 Great Blue HeronAbout the middle of September we had an EXCEPTIONAL day. We saw the bull elk, which we had seen only once before in our four seasons at BdA! Then we saw a mountain lion!
But we saw some other good stuff that day as well…
Judith’s niece, Kajsa, and her son Anders, came to New Mexico for a mother/son vacation. We joined them for a couple days in Santa Fe while they visited with Beau and Luc y. We saw the sights, went to many restaurants, and visited a fun playground.
We visited the Folk Art Museum and the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture.
2021-10-11 Masks – Folk Art Museum
Then they all came to visit the refuge with Beau and Lucy sleeping in a tent near our rig. When the 2 AM train came through, Lucy was certain that it was running right through their tent!
A few days later we had a coyote visit our campsite! The neighbors dog knew better than to go outside while she was there!
We saw a Bobcat who had just taken a shortcut through a pond. She was dripping wet!
It is the middle of October, and the Cranes have arrived!
We suspect that we have an issue with the frame of our 5th wheel, so we have not been making outings and taking the rig… but we have been enjoying the refuge!
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