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Friday, November 2
09:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Living Desert
Pre-School StoryTime
Living Desert Zoo and Gardens State Park hosts Pre-School StoryTime in the Visitor Center every Friday at 9:30 a.m. when school is in session. The story for November 2nd: “Giving Thanks” by Jonathan London. While a boy and his father go on a walk, the father teaches his son about thanking the sun, moon, and the animals they meet. Open to children ages infant through 5 years accompanied by an adult, the program starts with songs and a story followed by an activity and a short walk through the zoo (weather permitting). There is no fee for the program in the Visitor Center; however, regular entrance fees apply to enter the zoo (children 6 and under are free, 7-12 $3.00, 13 and up $5.00). This is a great time to purchase a membership for Friends of the Living Desert, which covers your entrance fees for an entire year! For additional information, please call the park at (575) 887-5516.
Fees: Program Free; Zoo Admission
Contact: Allison Leimer 575-887-5516



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Saturday, November 3
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Cerrillos Hills
Amigos Hike
Crisp autumn mornings create a delightful experience hiking in the park.This volunteer-led guided is hosted by the Amigos, the park friends group
Fees: $5 per vehicle
Contact: park staff 5054740196



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Saturday, November 3
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Hyde Memorial
A Tree-Mendous Hike
On this guided hike, you will get to know the needles, bark, cones, shape, color and habitat preferences of the seven or so evergreen tree species that make up the fragrant mixed-conifer forest. The hike will be moderately easy, cover about 2-4 miles of trail and will be held unless there's a giant blizzard. The weather will be cold, so dress accordingly.
Fees: Regular Entrance Fee
Contact: Hyde Park Staff 505-983-7175



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Saturday, November 3
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Hyde Memorial
A Tree-Mendous Hike
On this guided hike, you will get to know the needles, bark, cones, shape, color and habitat preferences of the seven or so evergreen tree species that make up the fragrant mixed-conifer forest. The hike will be moderately easy, cover about 2-4 miles of trail and will be held unless there's a giant blizzard. The weather will be cold, so dress accordingly.
Fees: Regular Entrance Fee
Contact: Hyde Park Staff 505-983-7175



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Saturday, November 3
05:30 PM - 08:30 PM
Leasburg Dam
November Skies at Leasburg Dam SP
Leasburg Dam State Park is an area considered to be a "quality night sky" by astronomers. Come out and join us for a Monthly Night Sky program. Several telescopes will be available for the public to observe planets, stars, nebulae etc. Weather permitting, the observatory and it's 16 inch research grade telescope will also be available for you to look through. Volunteers from the ASLC - Astronomical Society of Las Cruces will be on hand to assist visitors with the telescopes and answer questions. Regular Park Day Use or Camping Fees will apply. Genre and musical performer TBA closer to date.
Fees: Regular Entrance Fee
Contact: Alex Mares 575-524-4068



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Saturday, November 3-Sunday, November 4
09:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Living Desert
Unique Arts & Crafts Show
Living Desert Zoo and Gardens State Park is hosting the second annual Unique Art and Craft Show Saturday, November 3rd – Sunday, November 4th. The event will start at 9 a.m. and end at 4 p.m. each day. Come get an early start on holiday shopping! All arts and crafts are handmade. If you are a vendor and would like a booth, the deadline to reserve a spot is October 16th. Please call the zoo for more information or come pick up a form. There is no fee to attend the Unique Art and Craft Show in the Visitor Center, but regular admission fees will apply for those wishing to enter the zoo (children 6 and under are free, 7-12 $3, 13 and up $5). For more information call the park at (575) 887-5516.
Fees: VC Free; Regular Entrance Fee
Contact: Allison Leimer 575-887-5515



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Saturday, November 3
08:00 AM - 03:00 PM
Oasis
Annual Kids Fishin' Clinic
Oasis State Park with support from the Friends of Oasis will hold their 25th Annual Kids Fishin' Clinic on November 3, 2018 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Kids 6-17 years of age and their parent/adult are invited to attend. Each participant MUST pre-register with Oasis by calling 575-356-5331. Information needed will be the child's name, age, adult's name and telephone number. Register early as there are a limited number of slots available. The event is free with the appropriate entrance or camping fees. Starting at 9 a.m. the clinic will run through 8-10 stations of learning and at noon lunch will be served by the Community Services Center, Retired Senior Volunteer Program of Portales. Following lunch, every registered child will be eligible for a door prize!! Please dress appropriately for the weather that day. Please be reminded that those 12 years of age and older must have a valid NM fishing license.
Fees: Regular Entrance Fee
Contact: Valerie Russ 575-356-5331



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Saturday, November 3-Sunday, November 4
10:00 AM - 03:00 PM
Oliver Lee
Oliver Lee's Dog Canyon Ranch
This weekend Oliver Lee's Dog Canyon Ranch and house will be open for regular hours. In the early 19th century, Oliver Lee was a prominent rancher and politician: serving as a senator and state representative. The reconstructed house, originally built in 1893, features furnishings and displays that provide a window into the history or early ranching in the Tularosa Basin. Take a self-guided tour through the house and walk part of the ranch. A volunteer is on site to answer questions.
Fees: Regular Entrance Fee
Contact: Kate German (575) 437-8284



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Saturday, November 3
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Oliver Lee
Oliver Lee Ranch House Tour
In the early 19th century, Oliver Lee was a prominent rancher and politician: serving as a senator and state representative. The reconstructed house, originally built in 1893, features furnishings and displays that provide a window into the history or early ranching in the Tularosa Basin. Meet at the visitor center. You will drive your own vehicle, following a staff member to the Ranch House about 1.25 miles away.
Fees: Regular Entrance Fee
Contact: Kate German (575) 437-8284



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Saturday, November 3
07:30 PM - 08:45 PM
Pancho Villa
Star Party
Enjoy the dark sky of Pancho Villa State Park in Columbus, NM. A star party is scheduled for Saturday, November 3, 2018 on Cootes Hill (near the parking area by the park office) at 7:25 p.m. until 8:55 p.m. Enjoy a laser guided constellation tour and telescope observations.
Fees: Regular Entrance Fee
Contact: John Read 575-531-2711



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Saturday, November 3
08:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Rio Grande Nature Ctr.
Bird Walk
8:30 am Join us for a guided Bird Walk at the Rio Grande Nature Center State Park. Volunteer Naturalists will lead you as you discover the amazing birds at the park. Bring your binoculars for a close-up view. Participants are asked to whisper during the walk. Meet your guide at the northeast corner of the parking lot, near the viewing wall. Groups, please contact the park. Individual registration is not required. Park day use fee ($3) or display of valid park pass applies. Call for additional information.
Fees: Regular Entrance Fee
Contact: Front Desk (505)344-7240



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Saturday, November 3
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Rio Grande Nature Ctr.
Storytelling under the Cottonwood
This program is presented by Dianne Rossbach, Nature Center Volunteer and Storyteller. Dianne’s interpretive style includes participative stories and songs, which are especially enjoyed by those aged 5 to 10 years old. This series offers multi-cultural natural history stories adapted for the tall and the small. Children should always bring their own adult, so they can enjoy the fun, too! Storytelling under the Cottonwood Tree will be offered at 10:30 am on the first Saturday of each month (weather permitting) in the Main Garden, Outdoor Classroom (set of benches) Aside from the Park Day-Use Fee, there is no additional charge for this program. The Park Day-Use Fee is $3.00 per vehicle exact cash or check (Friends of the RGNC permit holders and NM State Parks annual permit holders enter free with valid permit displayed).
Fees: Regular Entrance Fee
Contact: Front Desk 505-344-7240



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Sunday, November 4
10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Leasburg Dam
From Mammoths to Mescaleros
Meet at Leasburg Dam State Park Visitor Center for a ranger guided tour of exhibits and a 2.5mi hike, and learn about the Native American inhabitants of the area from the present to the Pleistocene! Bring at least 2qts.of water person, and good hiking shoes. Event is Free with paid Day Use or camping permit.
Fees: Regular Entrance Fee
Contact: Alex Mares 575-524-4068



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Sunday, November 4
08:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Rio Grande Nature Ctr.
Bird Walk
8:30 am Join us for a guided Bird Walk at the Rio Grande Nature Center State Park. Volunteer Naturalists will lead you as you discover the amazing birds at the park. Bring your binoculars for a close-up view. Participants are asked to whisper during the walk. Meet your guide at the northeast corner of the parking lot, near the viewing wall. Groups, please contact the park. Individual registration is not required. Park day use fee ($3) or display of valid park pass applies. Call for additional information.
Fees: Regular Entrance Fee
Contact: Front Desk (505)344-7240



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Friday, November 9
09:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Living Desert
Pre-School StoryTime
Living Desert Zoo and Gardens State Park hosts Pre-School StoryTime in the Visitor Center every Friday at 9:30 a.m. when school is in session. The story for November 9th: “Soft Child: How Rattlesnake Got its Fangs” by Joe Hayes. Great Spirit gave animals special skills. The rabbit and skunk picked on the snake, so the Great Spirit gave the snake fangs and poison but told him to rattle a warning first. Open to children ages infant through 5 years accompanied by an adult, the program starts with songs and a story followed by an activity and a short walk through the zoo (weather permitting). There is no fee for the program in the Visitor Center; however, regular entrance fees apply to enter the zoo (children 6 and under are free, 7-12 $3.00, 13 and up $5.00). This is a great time to purchase a membership for Friends of the Living Desert, which covers your entrance fees for an entire year! For additional information, please call the park at (575) 887-5516.
Fees: Program Free; Zoo Admission
Contact: Allison Leimer 575-887-5516



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Saturday, November 10
10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Leasburg Dam
Celebrate Native American Month
Meet at Leasburg Dam State Park Visitor Center for a ranger guided tour of exhibits and a 2.5mi hike, and learn about the Native American inhabitants of the area from the present to the Pleistocene! Bring at least 2qts.of water person, and good hiking shoes. Event is Free with paid Day Use or camping permit.
Fees: Regular Entrance Fee
Contact: Alex Mares 575-524-4068



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Saturday, November 10
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Oliver Lee
Oliver Lee Ranch House Tour
In the early 19th century, Oliver Lee was a prominent rancher and politician: serving as a senator and state representative. The reconstructed house, originally built in 1893, features furnishings and displays that provide a window into the history or early ranching in the Tularosa Basin. Meet at the visitor center. You will drive your own vehicle, following a staff member to the Ranch House about 1.25 miles away.
Fees: Regular Entrance Fee
Contact: Kate German (575) 437-8284



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Saturday, November 10
05:00 PM - 08:30 PM
Oliver Lee
Queen Cassiopeia
The AAG will be hosting a tour of the northern constellation Cassiopeia. In Greek mythology, Cassiopeia was the queen of Aethiopia who boasted about her unrivaled beauty and how Jupiter punished her by placing her in the sky. Learn about Cassiopeia's daughter Andromeda and see our large neighboring galaxy by the same name. See several colorful double stars along with the lovely Double Cluster. A slim waxing Moon will grace our western sky shortly after sunset.
Fees: Regular Entrance Fee
Contact: Kate German (575) 437-8284



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Saturday, November 10
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Rio Grande Nature Ctr.
Nature Walk to the Rio Grande
Enjoy a leisurely exploration of the Middle Rio Grande Bosque ecosystem with one of the RGNC volunteer naturalists. Search for signs of animal life and discover how the Bosque and the Rio Grande provide habitat. The walk is about 1 1/2 hours long; the mostly flat, sandy trail is just under 1 mile. We recommend that you wear a hat and sunscreen and bring a water bottle. This walk is appropriate for adults and children. Meet your guide just west of the RGNCSP parking lot at the bench and bulletin board. Aside from the Park Day-Use Fee, there is no additional charge for this walk. The Park Day-Use Fee is $3.00 per vehicle exact cash or check (Friends of the RGNC permit holders and NM State Parks annual permit holders enter free with valid permit displayed). If you are interested in bringing a group, please contact the Park Instructional Coordinator to get a Group Registration Form.
Fees: Regular Entrance Fee
Contact: Front Desk 505 344-7240



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Saturday, November 10
08:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Rio Grande Nature Ctr.
Bird Walk
8:30 am Join us for a guided Bird Walk at the Rio Grande Nature Center State Park. Volunteer Naturalists will lead you as you discover the amazing birds at the park. Bring your binoculars for a close-up view. Participants are asked to whisper during the walk. Meet your guide at the northeast corner of the parking lot, near the viewing wall. Groups, please contact the park. Individual registration is not required. Park day use fee ($3) or display of valid park pass applies. Call for additional information.
Fees: Regular Entrance Fee
Contact: Front Desk (505)344-7240



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Saturday, November 10
08:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Rio Grande Nature Ctr.
Feathered Dreams - Poetry Reading
From grasshopper sparrows to resplendent quetzals, local ornithologist, poet, and artist Janet Ruth offers a selection from her new book, dedicated in 2018, to the Year of the Bird. Book sale and signing will follow the program. (cash or check only please) Day-Use Fee: Cost $3.00 per vehicle (exact cash or check) Friends of the RGNC permit holders and NM State Parks annual permit holders enter free with valid permit displayed
Fees: Regular Entrance Fee
Contact: Tanja George 505-344-7240



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Saturday, November 10
01:00 PM - 02:30 PM
Rio Grande Nature Ctr.
Feathered Dreams – poetry reading
From grasshopper sparrows to resplendent quetzals, local ornithologist, poet, and artist Janet Ruth offers a selection from her new book, dedicated in 2018, to the Year of the Bird. Book sale and signing will follow the program. (cash or check only please) Day-Use Fee: Cost $3.00 per vehicle (exact cash or check) Friends of the RGNC permit holders and NM State Parks annual permit holders enter free with valid permit displayed
Fees: Regular Entrance Fee
Contact: Front Desk 505-344-7240



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Sunday, November 11
08:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Rio Grande Nature Ctr.
Bird Walk
8:30 am Join us for a guided Bird Walk at the Rio Grande Nature Center State Park. Volunteer Naturalists will lead you as you discover the amazing birds at the park. Bring your binoculars for a close-up view. Participants are asked to whisper during the walk. Meet your guide at the northeast corner of the parking lot, near the viewing wall. Groups, please contact the park. Individual registration is not required. Park day use fee ($3) or display of valid park pass applies. Call for additional information.
Fees: Regular Entrance Fee
Contact: Front Desk (505)344-7240



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Friday, November 16
09:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Living Desert
Pre-School StoryTime
Living Desert Zoo and Gardens State Park hosts Pre-School StoryTime in the Visitor Center every Friday at 9:30 a.m. when school is in session. The story for November 16th: “Albuquerque Turkey” by B.G. Ford. A man and his pet turkey go everywhere together. The turkey was afraid he was going to be eaten for Thanksgiving dinner, but he gets a pleasant surprise! Open to children ages infant through 5 years accompanied by an adult, the program starts with songs and a story followed by an activity and a short walk through the zoo (weather permitting). There is no fee for the program in the Visitor Center; however, regular entrance fees apply to enter the zoo (children 6 and under are free, 7-12 $3.00, 13 and up $5.00). This is a great time to purchase a membership for Friends of the Living Desert, which covers your entrance fees for an entire year! For additional information, please call the park at (575) 887-5516.
Fees: Program Free; Zoo Admission
Contact: Allison Leimer 575-887-5516



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Saturday, November 17
11:00 AM - 01:00 PM
Cerrillos Hills
Donkey Hike
Donkeys played an important role in the mining history of the Cerrillos Hills. Come walk the trail with live Donkeys and see the tack and gear they wore and learn how they helped miners.
Fees: $5 per vehicle
Contact: park staff 505-474-0196



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Saturday, November 17
08:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Heron Lake
Boating Safety Education Courses
This free course provides students the opportunity to interact with an experienced boating instructor. All motorboat, personal watercraft and sailboat operators born on or after January 1, 1989, must complete a boating safety course to operate on New Mexico waters. (This means operators - even those 13 years and younger being supervised by an adult on board.) Students must score 80 percent on the closed book exam to receive their Boater Education Card. For information or reservations, call (575) 588-7470- ask for Officer Sedillo.
Fees: Regular Entrance Fee
Contact: Park Office 575 588 7470



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Saturday, November 17
08:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Rio Grande Nature Ctr.
Bird Walk
8:30 am Join us for a guided Bird Walk at the Rio Grande Nature Center State Park. Volunteer Naturalists will lead you as you discover the amazing birds at the park. Bring your binoculars for a close-up view. Participants are asked to whisper during the walk. Meet your guide at the northeast corner of the parking lot, near the viewing wall. Groups, please contact the park. Individual registration is not required. Park day use fee ($3) or display of valid park pass applies. Call for additional information.
Fees: Regular Entrance Fee
Contact: Front Desk (505)344-7240



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Sunday, November 18
03:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Oliver Lee
Oliver Lee Ranch House Tour
In the early 19th century, Oliver Lee was a prominent rancher and politician: serving as a senator and state representative. The reconstructed house, originally built in 1893, features furnishings and displays that provide a window into the history or early ranching in the Tularosa Basin. Meet at the visitor center. You will drive your own vehicle, following a staff member to the Ranch House about 1.25 miles away.
Fees: Regular Entrance Fee
Contact: Kate German (575) 437-8284



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Sunday, November 18
08:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Rio Grande Nature Ctr.
Bird Walk
8:30 am Join us for a guided Bird Walk at the Rio Grande Nature Center State Park. Volunteer Naturalists will lead you as you discover the amazing birds at the park. Bring your binoculars for a close-up view. Participants are asked to whisper during the walk. Meet your guide at the northeast corner of the parking lot, near the viewing wall. Groups, please contact the park. Individual registration is not required. Park day use fee ($3) or display of valid park pass applies. Call for additional information.
Fees: Regular Entrance Fee
Contact: Front Desk (505)344-7240



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Friday, November 23
10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Leasburg Dam
From Jornada to Hot Springs
Come out and join a ranger led hike at Leasburg Dam State Park and learn about the unique geology, hydrology and geothermal activity along this stretch of the Rio Grande. Hike is easy to moderate, approximately 2.5 mile round trip with an elevation gain/drop of about 200ft from campground down to riverbed. Find out about what the Rio Grande and the Mesilla Valley have in common with only 4 other river valleys in the world. Fall color change and foliage should peak early in month.
Fees: Regular Entrance Fee
Contact: Alex Mares 575-524-4068



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Friday, November 23
09:00 AM - 03:30 PM
Living Desert
Opt Outside
Living Desert Zoo and Gardens State Park, along with the 33 other New Mexico State Parks, is proudly joining other states by waiving fees on Black Friday. This special event is in support of retailer REI and a growing number of other organizations who are inspiring people to spend more time outdoors. Living Desert Zoo and Gardens State Park will be waiving all day-use fees on Friday, November 23, 2018. REI’s efforts in #OptOutside is encouraging everyone to appreciate the outdoors by getting outside to enjoy the fresh air, warm sun and get some physical exercise in the day after Thanksgiving. The Living Desert Zoo & Gardens State Park is a great place to #OptOutside and spend time with family while walking the 1.3 mile trail to experience the flora and fauna of the Chihuahuan Desert. For more information, call the park at (575) 887- 5516.
Fees: Regular Entrance Fee
Contact: Allison Leimer 575-887-5516



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Friday, November 23
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Rio Grande Nature Ctr.
#OptOutside Nature Walk to the Rio
Enjoy a leisurely exploration of the Middle Rio Grande Bosque ecosystem with one of the RGNC volunteer naturalists. Search for signs of animal life and discover how the Bosque and the Rio Grande provide habitat. The walk is about 1 1/2 hours long; the mostly flat, sandy trail is just under 1 mile. We recommend that you wear a hat and sunscreen and bring a water bottle. This walk is appropriate for adults and children. Meet your guide just west of the RGNCSP parking lot at the bench and bulletin board. Park Day-Use Fee is waived for Nov 23 #OptOutside day; no cost to visit the Park on Nov 23, 2018.
Fees: free
Contact: Front Desk 505.344.7240



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Saturday, November 24
11:00 AM - 01:00 PM
Cerrillos Hills
Stuffing Strut
Join our annual post-holiday ramble along the trails. Strut your stuff and leave those turkeys behind!
Fees: $5 per vehicle
Contact: park staff 505-474-0196



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Saturday, November 24
08:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Leasburg Dam
Monthly Bird ID Walking Tour
Meet Volunteer Guide - CJ Goin at Leasburg Dam State Park Visitor Center at 8am. Be prepared to take an easy to moderate hike and see and learn how to identify various bird species. Over 200 different bird species have been identified and recorded at Leasburg Dam State Park. Fall and Spring Migration are best times to see a wider range of birds. Due to the excellent birding found here - National Audubon has designated this park as an a IBA - Important Birding Area! Event is FREE with paid day use or camping permit.
Fees: Regular Entrance Fee
Contact: Alex Mares 575-524-4068



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Saturday, November 24
10:00 AM - 03:00 PM
Oliver Lee
Open House @ the Ranch
This weekend Oliver Lee's Dog Canyon Ranch and house will be open for regular hours. In the early 19th century, Oliver Lee was a prominent rancher and politician: serving as a senator and state representative. The reconstructed house, originally built in 1893, features furnishings and displays that provide a window into the history or early ranching in the Tularosa Basin. Take a self-guided tour through the house and walk part of the ranch. A volunteer is on site to answer questions.
Fees: Regular Entrance Fee
Contact: Kate German (575) 437-8284



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Saturday, November 24
08:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Rio Grande Nature Ctr.
Bird Walk
8:30 am Join us for a guided Bird Walk at the Rio Grande Nature Center State Park. Volunteer Naturalists will lead you as you discover the amazing birds at the park. Bring your binoculars for a close-up view. Participants are asked to whisper during the walk. Meet your guide at the northeast corner of the parking lot, near the viewing wall. Groups, please contact the park. Individual registration is not required. Park day use fee ($3) or display of valid park pass applies. Call for additional information.
Fees: Regular Entrance Fee
Contact: Front Desk (505)344-7240



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Saturday, November 24
10:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Rio Grande Nature Ctr.
Holiday Wild!
Avoid the crowds and do your shopping at Wildlife Rescue Inc. of New Mexico. Your purchases help to feed and house rescued wildlife. There will be . . . All kinds of goodies and gift items for sale Free hot beverages Fun activities for kids Enter to win a special raffle item (Enter to win a balloon ride for two, courtesy of Sweet Escapes Ballooning) Face painting for kids Owls! Hawks! Falcons! Meet Wildlife Rescue’s Educational Birds (bring your camera) Wildlife Rescue Clinic is located in the Rio Grande Nature Center State Park at 2901 Candelaria Road NW Park Day Use Fee is $3 per car (cash or check) Need more information? Call Wildlife Rescue Inc. (505) 344-2500
Fees: Regular Entrance Fee
Contact: Tanja George 505-344-7240



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Sunday, November 25
10:00 AM - 03:00 PM
Oliver Lee
Open House @ the Ranch
This weekend Oliver Lee's Dog Canyon Ranch and house will be open for regular hours. In the early 19th century, Oliver Lee was a prominent rancher and politician: serving as a senator and state representative. The reconstructed house, originally built in 1893, features furnishings and displays that provide a window into the history or early ranching in the Tularosa Basin. Take a self-guided tour through the house and walk part of the ranch. A volunteer is on site to answer questions.
Fees: Regular Entrance Fee
Contact: Kate German (575) 437-8284



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Sunday, November 25
03:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Oliver Lee
Oliver Lee Ranch House Tour
In the early 19th century, Oliver Lee was a prominent rancher and politician: serving as a senator and state representative. The reconstructed house, originally built in 1893, features furnishings and displays that provide a window into the history or early ranching in the Tularosa Basin. Meet at the visitor center. You will drive your own vehicle, following a staff member to the Ranch House about 1.25 miles away.
Fees: Regular Entrance Fee
Contact: Kate German (575) 437-8284



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Sunday, November 25
08:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Rio Grande Nature Ctr.
Bird Walk
8:30 am Join us for a guided Bird Walk at the Rio Grande Nature Center State Park. Volunteer Naturalists will lead you as you discover the amazing birds at the park. Bring your binoculars for a close-up view. Participants are asked to whisper during the walk. Meet your guide at the northeast corner of the parking lot, near the viewing wall. Groups, please contact the park. Individual registration is not required. Park day use fee ($3) or display of valid park pass applies. Call for additional information.
Fees: Regular Entrance Fee
Contact: Front Desk (505)344-7240



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Friday, November 30
09:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Living Desert
Pre-School StoryTime
Living Desert Zoo and Gardens State Park hosts Pre-School StoryTime in the Visitor Center every Friday at 9:30 a.m. when school is in session. The story for November 30th: “The Eyes of Gray Wolf” by Jonathan London. Gray Wolf is restless and lonely. We will “follow” him on his journey until he meets a new pack! Open to children ages infant through 5 years accompanied by an adult, the program starts with songs and a story followed by an activity and a short walk through the zoo (weather permitting). There is no fee for the program in the Visitor Center; however, regular entrance fees apply to enter the zoo (children 6 and under are free, 7-12 $3.00, 13 and up $5.00). This is a great time to purchase a membership for Friends of the Living Desert, which covers your entrance fees for an entire year! For additional information, please call the park at (575) 887-5516.
Fees: Program Free; Zoo Admission
Contact: Allison Leimer 575-887-5516



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