November 24, 2012 · 10:00 AM
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FOR THOSE WHO WANT TO CARPOOL, MEET AT THE IHOP at 2020 Buena Vista SE ON GIBSON AND i25 AT 10:00 A.M.
THERE ARE SO MANY MEMBERS ATTENDING FROM TWO MEETUPS, AND I AM AFRAID OF NO-SHOWS, THAT I AM GOING TO GET A LIST OF RESTAURANTS AND PASS OUT COPIES AND EACH CARLOAD CAN DECIDE WHERE AND IF THEY WANT TO EAT.
This place is amazing during the annual migration of Sandhill Cranes and Snow Geese in November. The sights and sounds of tens of thousands of birds as they "blast-off" - well what can I say? Incredible!
Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge
Bosque del Apache, which means "woods of the Apache", was named for the people who often camped in the riverside forest. Today it is known as one of the most spectacular Refuges in North America.
This 57,331 acre refuge straddles the Rio Grande Valley in Socorro County, New Mexico. It ranges in elevation from 4,500 to 6,195 feet above sea level. It receives approximately 8 inches of precipitation each year. Within the refuge borders lie three wilderness areas totaling approximately 30,850 acres and five research natural areas totaling 18,500 acres.