1 Jan 2014
If you have a detectable pulse and enjoy bird life,
then make haste to Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge. Anyone possessed of
those two faculties cannot fail to love Bosque.
Unlike every other wildlife refuge in this great
nation, the public area at Bosque is off limits to hunting. It is a true refuge for
wildlife, not a killing field in disguise. Instead of fleeing in terror at the sight
of you, birds at Bosque are all around. Watch as thousands of Sandhill
Cranes and tens of thousands of ducks and Snow Geese go nonchalantly about their daily
lives. You are not their mortal enemy here.
Bosque is most alive at dawn & dusk. The
air resonates with honking and crying and quacking the likes of which you will not
experience anywhere else.