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15 Events in February
Saturday, January 2-Monday, June 6 Add to Itinerary
08:00 AM - 09:00 AM
Mesilla Valley Bosque
Saturday Morning Bird Walks
Join a park staff member or volunteer on Saturday mornings to learn a bit about the birds that visit the park and the habitat that supports their existence.
Fees: Regular Entrance Fee
Contact: Park Staff 575-523-4398

Saturday, January 2-Tuesday, March 1 Add to Itinerary
08:00 AM - 09:00 AM
Mesilla Valley Bosque
Yoga in the Park!!
Join Ranger Kari in the park for meditation in motion in the outdoors. This course is suitable for all ages and fitness levels and incorporates elements from TaiChi, Qigong and Yoga fused together. Laughing and smiling encouraged. Please call to confirm.
Fees: Regular Entrance Fee
Contact: Jan Kirwan 575-523-4398

Monday, January 4-Friday, May 6 Add to Itinerary
09:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Mesilla Valley Bosque
Fitness walk with a Ranger
Walk towards your health! A fun way to get some exercise and some time in nature! Join us every Monday and Friday morning at 9am for a Fitness Walk with a Ranger. The walks may range between 1-2 miles long. You can go at your own pace, or the pace of the Ranger, you can also head back to the Visitor Center at any point. No pressure, no hassle just enjoy walking in the beautiful setting of Mesilla Valley Bosque State Park. We will also offer the option of tracking your days and miles to be added to the Walkers Wall of Fame, where your name and miles walked may be listed. Be sure to wear comfortable clothes, sturdy shoes and bring a water bottle.
Fees: Regular Entrance Fee
Contact: Jan Kirwan 575-523-4398

Friday, January 8-Friday, May 6 Add to Itinerary
09:30 AM - 10:30 PM
Living Desert
PreSchool Story Time
Every Friday that school is in session: Songs, a story, short walk through park and crafts. There is no fee for activities in the Visitor Center, but regular entrance fees apply to enter the zoo.
Fees: Regular Entrance Fee
Contact: Kathryn Law (575) 887-5516

Saturday, January 30-Saturday, March 12 Add to Itinerary
09:00 AM - 02:30 PM
Rio Grande Nature Ctr.
Volunteer Training
Training for people interested in becoming a volunteer at the Rio Grande Nature Center State Park
Fees: Regular Entrance Fee
Contact: Tanja George 505-344-7240

Thursday, February 4-Thursday, March 24 Add to Itinerary
09:00 AM - 02:00 PM
Living Desert
Docent Training
Learn about the Chihuahuan Desert and become a volunteer teacher and tour guide. This class begins on Thursday, February 4, and continues for eight consecutive Thursdays. A variety of topics are covered, including geology, plants, reptiles and amphibians, birds, mammals, invertebrates, and interpretation. Bring a sack lunch along. The fee of $35.00 includes a polo shirt, a Docent Manual and a one-year membership to Friends of the Living Desert.
Fees: $35.00
Contact: Kathryn Law (575) 887-5516

Saturday, February 6 Add to Itinerary
02:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Cerrillos Hills
Bats
With more than 1,000 species spanning the globe, bats comprise 1/4 of the world’s mammal population. Even though they are the only mammal that flies, these creatures have more in common with us than the mice they resemble. Come learn about their life cycle, feeding strategies and behaviors.
Fees: Donations welcome
Contact: Park Staff 505-474-0196

Saturday, February 6 Add to Itinerary
06:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Leasburg Dam
Star Gazing
Event is FREE with PAID Camping or Day Use fees.We invite the public to come out for our Monthly Dark Sky Observing at Leasburg Dam State Park's outdoor observatory. Volunteers from the Astronomical Society of Las Cruces will be on hand with various telescopes - including a 16" research grade telescope to assist the public in viewing star clusters, nebulae and galaxies. Family friendly event. Dress warm and bring a folding chair.
Fees: Regular Entrance Fee
Contact: Alex Mares 1-575-524-4068

Saturday, February 6 Add to Itinerary
02:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Living Desert
Sweetheart Serenade
As a special treat before Valentine's Day, bring your mother, wife, or sweetheart to this performance of sentimental favorites sung by the Cavernaires Barbershop Chorus.
Fees: No Fee
Contact: Kathryn Law (575) 887-5516

Saturday, February 6 Add to Itinerary
05:30 PM - 07:00 PM
Rockhound
Star Party
Canopus transits in the south during the program, Andromeda Galaxy is low in the west while Orion rises in the east. John Gilikison presenting.
Fees: Regular Entrance Fee
Contact: Robert V. Apodaca 575-546-6182

Friday, February 12 Add to Itinerary
06:00 PM - 07:00 PM
Living Desert
Star Party
Look at wonders of the night sky through large telescopes. We will look at the crescent moon as well as star clusters and nebulae. There will also be a laser light tour of the winter constellations at 7:00 p.m.
Fees: No fee
Contact: Kathryn Law (575) 887-5516

Saturday, February 13 Add to Itinerary
11:00 AM - 01:00 PM
Cerrillos Hills
Animal Love Lives
For humans Valentine’s Day means flowers, chocolates and romantic candle lit dinners. In the animal kingdom most anything goes! On this guided hike we will learn about mating and reproductive behaviors of local wildlife - a new twist on the old birds and bees!
Fees: $5 per vehicle
Contact: park staff 505-474-0196

Saturday, February 27 Add to Itinerary
08:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Percha Dam
Bird Tour and Photo Workshop
Join us for a guided hike along the Rio Grande River trail in search of birds and wildlife photographic opportunities. You will be able to practice your birding and photography skills while receiving one-on-one photography instruction in the field by the tour leader. Attendees are invited to stay for a pot luck meal at the large picnic area for socializing and sharing photos. MEET AT THE PERCHA PARK ENTRANCE
Fees: Regular Entrance Fee
Contact: any park staff 575-743-3942

Sunday, February 28 Add to Itinerary
08:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Caballo Lake
Bird Tour and Photo Workshop
Join us for a guided hike along the Rio Grande River trail in search of birds and wildlife photographic opportunities. You will be able to practice your birding and photography skills while receiving one-on-one photography instruction in the field by the tour leader. Attendees are invited to stay for a pot luck meal at the large picnic area for socializing and sharing photos. MEET AT RIVERSIDE PARK ENTRANCE.
Fees: Regular Entrance Fee
Contact: any park staff 575-743-3942

Sunday, February 28 Add to Itinerary
02:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Cerrillos Hills
Design Workshop
We are beginning to plan how the open space in front of the visitor center is landscaped. The Amigos de Cerrillos Hills State Park is hosting a design workshop and you are invited! Join us and share your ideas.
Fees: free
Contact: park staff 505-474-0196

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