May 8 – Bosque Exploratory Hike
Sunday May 8, 1:30 to 3:30. Call for directions.
This outing will explore a little-visited part of the Bosque around the outfall of the South Diversion Channel, south of Rio Bravo. This is often a good area for birds, and migration should be in full swing, so bring your binoculars. We’ll check out what the Corps of Engineers has been up to in this area in terms of restoration projects and otherwise. Please RSVP to Richard by email or or phone.
May 14 – Bosque Restoration Field Day
Saturday May 14, 10 am to 1 pm
This event is an opportunity to show the Bosque some love through habitat restoration and increasing native plant biodiversity. We will be removing invasive non-native Ravenna grass and preparing areas for replanting natives. This event is open to everyone, including kids, so bring your family and friends. Wear long sleeved clothing to protect yourself from scratches and bring lots of water and snacks. You can also bring your own work gloves and shovels or mattocks, if you have them. Open Space will provide gloves and tools for anyone who does not have their own. Find out more about this project at: http://albuquerqueherbalism.com/yerba-mansa-project/.
Meet at the parking lot located along Tingley Drive, which is 0.8 miles south of Central and marked with the sign ‘Bob Gerding Catch and Release Pond.’ It is at the southern end of all the fishing ponds.
RSVP so we know how many volunteers to expect to Dara Saville.
May 15 – Spring at the Oxbow
Sunday May 15th 10 am to 12:30pm
We’ll meet at the Open Space parking lot at the southeast corner of Montaño and Coors. From there we will enjoy a leisurely hike to the Oxbow where we will discuss the recently completed restoration work by the Army Corp of Engineers.
Bring good shoes, camera, water, sunscreen and snacks.
Contact: Peter Kelling