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Friday, February 1
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 February 1st is “Porcupining: A Prickly Love Story” by Lisa Wheeler. Cushion is a porcupine who is very lonely. He lives in a petting zoo, but no one can pet him. He decides to find a friend, and is just about to give up, when he meets Barb, a hedgehog. 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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Friday, February 1
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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Saturday, February 2
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Caballo Lake
World Wetlands Day
Meet at the Percha Dam State Park Visitor Center. Join us for a ranger presentation on one of our countries most precious natural resources and what you can do to help save our wetlands.
Fees: Regular Entrance Fee
Contact: any staff 575-743-3942



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Saturday, February 2
10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Leasburg Dam
Buffalo Soldiers,Outlaws and Apache
Meet at Leasburg Dam State Park Visitor center for a ranger guided tour of exhibits and a 2.5mi hike, and learn about the African American history of the present to the Buffalo Soldiers of the 1800's. Perhaps, visit adjacent Ft. Selden and tour museum and ruins afterwards. Bring at least quarts of water per person, good hiking shoes. There is a $5 per vehicle Day Use Fee upon entry. Event is free with paid paid camping permit.
Fees: Regular Entrance Fee
Contact: Alex Mares 575 524-4068



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Saturday, February 2
11:00 AM - 03:00 PM
Oliver Lee
Open House @ the Ranch
Today 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, February 2
10:00 AM - 11:00 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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Saturday, February 2
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Percha Dam
World Wetlands Day
Meet at the Percha Dam State Park Visitor Center. Join us for a ranger presentation on one of our countries most precious natural resources and what you can do to help save our wetlands.
Fees: Regular Entrance Fee
Contact: any staff 575-743-3942



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Sunday, February 3
10:00 AM - 10:00 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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Wednesday, February 6
09:00 AM - 02:00 PM
Living Desert
Docent Training
Learn about the Chihuahuan Desert and become a volunteer teacher and guide by attending Docent Training at the Living Desert Zoo & Gardens State Park. This year’s training is scheduled for eight Wednesdays beginning February 6, 2019 and continuing through March 27. Training begins at 9 a.m. and goes until 2 p.m. with a half hour for lunch (bring your own lunch). Topics include: History of the Living Desert Zoo and Gardens State Park, Birds, Mammals, Reptiles/Amphibians, Invertebrates, Geology, and zoo veterinary care. The fee for the training is $35.00, which includes the docent manual, polo shirt, and name tag. Bilingual Docents are especially needed. The only prerequisites are that you love animals, enjoy talking to people, and are 16 years of age or older.
Fees: Regular Entrance Fee
Contact: Allison Leimer 575-887-5516



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Wednesday, February 6
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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Friday, February 8
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 February 8th is “Hokey Pokey: Another Prickly Love Story” by Lisa Wheeler. Cushion wants to learn how to dance because Barb loves to dance, but he keeps having ‘accidents’ when he tries to learn how to do the bunny hop, fox trot, and funky chicken. 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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Friday, February 8
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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Saturday, February 9
08:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Brantley Lake
Sweetheart Fun Run
Friends of Brantley Lake State Park will host a 5K Sweetheart Fun Run on Saturday, February 9, 2019. Early registration is available until February 3rd. The early registration fee is $25; runners can register here: https://symc.ly/2sGRryI. Registering early guarantees the runners will receive a t-shirt of their size. Late registration will be accepted from February 4th to the morning of the event. Late registration is $30; however, a t-shirt is not guaranteed with late registration. Race check-in will begin at 8:00 a.m. with the run starting at 9:00 a.m. There will be a costume contest and prizes! The day use park fees will be waived for runners. Regular park fees will apply for those attending the event. For more information, call the park at (575) 457-2384.
Fees: Runners: Free
Contact: Leila Haver 575-457-2384



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Saturday, February 9
11:00 AM - 01:00 PM
Cerrillos Hills
Winter Hike
Mild daytime temperatures and soft light make it the perfect time to explore the park on this guided hike.
Fees: $5 per vehicle
Contact: park staff 505-474-0196



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Saturday, February 9
10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Leasburg Dam
Celebrate Black History 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 African American history of the present to the Buffalo Soldiers of the 1800's. Perhaps, visit adjacent Ft. Selden and tour museum and ruins afterwards. Bring at least quarts of water per person, good hiking shoes. There is a $5 per vehicle Day Use Fee upon entry. Event is free with paid paid camping permit.
Fees: Regular Entrance Fee
Contact: Alex Mares 575 524-4068



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Saturday, February 9
11:00 AM - 03:00 PM
Oliver Lee
Open House @ the Ranch
Today 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, February 9
05:30 PM - 08:00 PM
Oliver Lee
Star Factory
Oliver Lee Memorial State Park and the Amateur Astronomers Group host a star party highlighting the Orion nebula. Hear the myths of the great hunter and how ancient cultures emulated the stellar patterns into architecture. The Orion nebula is the brightest star-forming region in the northern winter sky and it gives us insight to how stars and planetary systems are formed from collapsing clouds of gas and dust. A 4-day old crescent Moon will grace the western sky. Enjoy hot coffee and cocoa courtsey of the AAG. Dress warmly come early and witness a beautiful Dog Canyon sunset.
Fees: Regular Entrance Fee
Contact: Kate German (575) 437-8284



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Saturday, February 9
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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Sunday, February 10
02:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Cerrillos Hills
Amigos Annual Meeting
The Amigos are the park friends group. Partners and sponsors of park-related community events, hikes and educational programs, the Amigos seek to improve the visitor experience. Attend this important meeting and get involved. Your Amigos membership includes a park pass, an opportunity to join the collaboration. Share your input and help guide the course for future events, improvements and goals.
Fees: donations welcome
Contact: park staff 505-474-0196



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Sunday, February 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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Wednesday, February 13
09:00 AM - 02:00 PM
Living Desert
Docent Training
Learn about the Chihuahuan Desert and become a volunteer teacher and guide by attending Docent Training at the Living Desert Zoo & Gardens State Park. This year’s training is scheduled for eight Wednesdays beginning February 6, 2019 and continuing through March 27. Training begins at 9 a.m. and goes until 2 p.m. with a half hour for lunch (bring your own lunch). Topics include: History of the Living Desert Zoo and Gardens State Park, Birds, Mammals, Reptiles/Amphibians, Invertebrates, Geology, and zoo veterinary care. The fee for the training is $35.00, which includes the docent manual, polo shirt, and name tag. Bilingual Docents are especially needed. The only prerequisites are that you love animals, enjoy talking to people, and are 16 years of age or older.
Fees: Regular Entrance Fee
Contact: Allison Leimer 575-887-5516



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Wednesday, February 13
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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Thursday, February 14
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Navajo Lake
Polar Bear Plunge - Lover's Leap
Bearoon Plunge aka lovers leap (polar bear plunge) at Navajo Lake State Park! Join us on February 14th, 2019 at 11:00am at the Navajo Lake Boat Ramp. To pre-register call 505-917-0533 $10.00 pre-registration fee $15.00 registration fee day of event. Coffee, donuts, and hot chocolate will be available for the participants.
Fees: waived for participants
Contact: John Patton (505) 917-0533



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Friday, February 15
10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Leasburg Dam
Buffalo Soldiers,Outlaws and Apache
Meet at Leasburg Dam State Park Visitor center for a ranger guided tour of exhibits and a 2.5mi hike, and learn about the African American history of the present to the Buffalo Soldiers of the 1800's. Perhaps, visit adjacent Ft. Selden and tour museum and ruins afterwards. Bring at least quarts of water per person, good hiking shoes. There is a $5 per vehicle Day Use Fee upon entry. Event is free with paid paid camping permit.
Fees: Regular Entrance Fee
Contact: Alex Mares 575 524-4068



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Friday, February 15
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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Saturday, February 16
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, February 16
11:00 AM - 03:00 PM
Oliver Lee
Open House @ the Ranch
Today 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, February 17
02:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Cerrillos Hills
NM's African-American Legacy
Guest Speaker Brenda Ballou Dabney will help you learn about African-American presence in New Mexico from 1870-1930. Oral histories, as told by decendents of early settlers, will be shared along with books, photographs and documents. Co-sponsored by the New Mexico Humanities Council & the Department of Cultural Affairs, this program is made possible by the generous support of The Amigos de Cerrillos Hills State Park.
Fees: Donations welcome
Contact: park staff 505-474-0196



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Sunday, February 17
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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Wednesday, February 20
09:00 AM - 02:00 PM
Living Desert
Docent Training
Learn about the Chihuahuan Desert and become a volunteer teacher and guide by attending Docent Training at the Living Desert Zoo & Gardens State Park. This year’s training is scheduled for eight Wednesdays beginning February 6, 2019 and continuing through March 27. Training begins at 9 a.m. and goes until 2 p.m. with a half hour for lunch (bring your own lunch). Topics include: History of the Living Desert Zoo and Gardens State Park, Birds, Mammals, Reptiles/Amphibians, Invertebrates, Geology, and zoo veterinary care. The fee for the training is $35.00, which includes the docent manual, polo shirt, and name tag. Bilingual Docents are especially needed. The only prerequisites are that you love animals, enjoy talking to people, and are 16 years of age or older.
Fees: Regular Entrance Fee
Contact: Allison Leimer 575-887-5516



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Wednesday, February 20
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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Friday, February 22
10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Leasburg Dam
Celebrate Black History 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 African American history of the present to the Buffalo Soldiers of the 1800's. Perhaps, visit adjacent Ft. Selden and tour museum and ruins afterwards. Bring at least quarts of water per person, good hiking shoes. There is a $5 per vehicle Day Use Fee upon entry. Event is free with paid paid camping permit.
Fees: Regular Entrance Fee
Contact: Alex Mares 575 524-4068



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Friday, February 22
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 February 22nd is “Guess How Much I Love You” by Sam McBratney. A little hare tells his father how much he loves him, and the father shows him he loves him more. 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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Friday, February 22
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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Saturday, February 23
04:00 PM - 05:00 PM
Brantley Lake
Live Raptor Presentation
Brantley Lake State Park will be hosting a free live raptor presentation on Saturday, February 23rd at 4 p.m. at the campground. This special opportunity is provided by Laura McCann of the non-profit New Mexico Raptors organization. Come see native birds of prey such as hawks and owls up close! Learn about these amazing creatures as well as their important role in our unique desert environment. New Mexico Raptors is a non-profit organization started in 2006 that presents live bird educational programs all over the state using three non-releasable presentation birds: a Red-tailed Hawk, a Turkey Vulture, and a Great Horned Owl. There is no fee for this program other than the $5.00 per vehicle day-use fee or camping fees for those who are staying at the park. For more information, call the park at (575) 457-2384. Alternate contact: Allison Leimer at (575) 887-5516.
Fees: Runners: Free
Contact: Leila Haver 575-457-2384



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Saturday, February 23
05:30 PM - 07:30 PM
Leasburg Dam
Orion in the Night at Leasburg Dam
Come out and Discover the quality night sky of Leasburg Dam State Park. In addition to seeing the Milky Way, Orion and Casseiopia with your bare eyes, observe through telescopes various planets and nebulae. Look through our 16 inch research grade telescope within our observatory and ask questions of our volunteers from the Astronomical Society of Las Cruces. Dress warm and bring a folding chair. $5 per car Day Use Fee required. FREE for paid overnight campers.
Fees: Regular Entrance Fee
Contact: Alex Mares 575-524-4068



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Saturday, February 23
12:00 PM - 01:00 PM
Living Desert
Live Raptor Presentation
Living Desert Zoo and Gardens State Park will be hosting a free live bird presentation on Saturday, February 23rd at 12 p.m. in the Visitor Center. This special opportunity is provided by Laura McCann of the non-profit New Mexico Raptors organization. Come see native birds of prey such as hawks and owls up close! Learn about these amazing creatures as well as their important role in our unique desert environment. New Mexico Raptors is a non-profit organization started in 2006 that presents live bird educational programs all over the state using three non-releasable presentation birds: a Red-tailed Hawk, a Turkey Vulture, and a Great Horned Owl. There is no fee for programs in the Visitor Center; however, regular entrance fees apply for those who wish to enter the zoo. For more information, call the park at (575) 887-5516.
Fees: Regular Entrance Fee
Contact: Allison Leimer 575-887-5516



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Saturday, February 23
11:00 AM - 03:00 PM
Oliver Lee
Open House @ the Ranch
Today 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, February 23
11:00 AM - 03:00 PM
Oliver Lee
Open House @ the Ranch
Today 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, February 23
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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Sunday, February 24
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Bottomless Lakes
Live Raptor Presentation
Bottomless Lakes State Park will be hosting a free live raptor presentation on Sunday, February 24th at 11 a.m. at Lea Lake Pavilion. This special opportunity is provided by Laura McCann of the non-profit New Mexico Raptors organization. Come see native birds of prey such as hawks and owls up close! Learn about these amazing creatures as well as their important role in our unique desert environment. New Mexico Raptors is a non-profit organization started in 2006 that presents live bird educational programs all over the state using three non-releasable presentation birds: a Red-tailed Hawk, a Turkey Vulture, and a Great Horned Owl. There is no fee for this program other than the $5.00 per vehicle day-use fee or camping fees for those who are staying at the park. For more information, call the park at (575) 457-2384 or Allison Leimer at (575)-887-5516.
Fees: Program Free; Day Use Fee
Contact: Allison Leimer 575-887-5516



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Sunday, February 24
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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Wednesday, February 27
09:00 AM - 02:00 PM
Living Desert
Docent Training
Learn about the Chihuahuan Desert and become a volunteer teacher and guide by attending Docent Training at the Living Desert Zoo & Gardens State Park. This year’s training is scheduled for eight Wednesdays beginning February 6, 2019 and continuing through March 27. Training begins at 9 a.m. and goes until 2 p.m. with a half hour for lunch (bring your own lunch). Topics include: History of the Living Desert Zoo and Gardens State Park, Birds, Mammals, Reptiles/Amphibians, Invertebrates, Geology, and zoo veterinary care. The fee for the training is $35.00, which includes the docent manual, polo shirt, and name tag. Bilingual Docents are especially needed. The only prerequisites are that you love animals, enjoy talking to people, and are 16 years of age or older.
Fees: Regular Entrance Fee
Contact: Allison Leimer 575-887-5516



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Wednesday, February 27
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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