Photo of Canada Geese in the Rio Grande Bosque

Saturday, January 16. Bosque by Wheelchair — see the Sandhill Cranes at Los Poblanos Fields. Open space will open area to cars. Trails are hard-packed clay.

Also to be seen are hawks, Canada geese, the occasional road runner, crows, perhaps a few song birds and coyotes. 10 a.m. Bring cameras and binoculars. Contact Colston Chandler, ccent@swcp.com, 505-343-9498.

Saturday, February 6. Poetry in the Bosque: Winter is a good time to see porcupines curled up, high in leafless trees, and bald eagles perched across the river. We might even see some coyotes hunting in the snow or great horned owls beginning to nest. On this moderate 3-mile loop, we will experience the forest in winter, with some readings of winter poems to help us appreciate this this season.

Limit 12 people. 12-2 p.m. Meeting place to be decided depending on where the owls nest. Dress for the weather. No dogs please. RSVP to M.J. Zimmerman, mjzim@hotmail.com.

Saturday, February 13: Bosque by Wheelchair: Tingley Beach to the Viewing Platforms. Explore the wetland ponds and bird viewing shelters just West of Tingley Beach. 1:30-3 p.m. RSVP: Fred Houdek, fjhoudek@gmail.com.

Sunday, February 21: Bosque on the Westside — Exploring Calabacillas Arroyo. Discover this magical part of the Bosque tucked away off Coors. See yerba mansa stands, fantastic cottonwoods, and more. 1:30 p.m. Contact: Richard Barish, richard.barish@gmail.com, 505-232-3013.

Saturday, March 26: Bosque by Wheelchair: Discover the wood carvings at Pueblo Montaño Picnic Area and Trailhead on the Westside. 1:30-3 p.m. RSVP: Billy Meyer, williammeyer4@yahoo.com.

Image by Jeff Potter

Get out to the Bosque!