Albuquerque bosque

Explore the Durand Open Space Bosque
Sunday, July 9, 5:30 to 8:30 pm
Leader: Richard Barish

The Bosque Action Plan, the City plan governing the bosque, designated the southernmost part of the Rio Grande Valley State Park as a “Wildlife Preserve.”  The County created the Durand Open Space on the west side in the far South Valley, giving access to the Wildlife Preserve area.  The residents of the far South Valley now have local access to lovely bosque trails, but at the expense of chipping away at the wildlife preserve area.  Is this a good thing or a bad thing?  I don’t have an easy answer to that question, but since it is there, we will explore it.

Meet at the Durand Open Space. Take Rio Bravo to Isleta, then 1.6 miles south on Isleta. There will likely be mosquitoes, so long pants and long sleeves and/or repellant are highly recommended.  Bring binoculars if you have them so we can check out any birds we encounter.

RSVP to richard.barish@gmail.com or 232-3023.

Medicinal and Edible Plants of the Bosque
Sunday, July 30, 5:30 pm
Leader: Dara Saville

Take a walk with Herbalist and Geographer, Dara Saville of Albuquerque Herbalism to discover the edible and medicinal plants of our Bosque.  We’ll explore the multitude of useful plants that are commonly used in natural healthcare practices and sample a few herbal remedies from the Bosque.  Along the way, we’ll also discuss how these wild plant populations are changing and what that means for the health of our riparian ecosystems.

Meet at 5:15pm at the Westside Community Center (1250 Isleta Blvd SW, south of Bridge) for a short carpool to the trail head.

RSVP to Dara at albuquerqueherbalism@gmail. com


Summer Bosque Outings