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22 Events in November
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Friday, November 1
06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Cerrillos Hills
Moon Hike
On this guided hike, you will learn interesting lunar facts and folklore and view the moon through our spotting scope.
Fees: $5 per vehicle
Contact: park staff 505-474-0196




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Saturday, November 2
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: Visitor Center 505-344-7240




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Saturday, November 2
08:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Rio Grande Nature Ctr.
Bird Walk
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. 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 2-Sunday, November 3
06:00 AM - 03:00 PM
Ute Lake
New Mexico Walleye Association
New Mexico Walleye Association First Annual Fall Classic Walleye Tournament is a 2 day tournament plus 5 alive per boat each day of the event. All boats will be inspected, must be 18 years of age, must have New Mexico fishing license and obey all New Mexico state laws.
Fees: Regular Entrance Fee
Contact: Rick Martin (575) 487-2284




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Sunday, November 3
08:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Rio Grande Nature Ctr.
Bird Walk
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. 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 9
08:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Rio Grande Nature Ctr.
Bird Walk
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. 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 9
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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Sunday, November 10
08:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Rio Grande Nature Ctr.
Bird Walk
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. 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 16
05:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Leasburg Dam
Night Skies of 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, November 16
08:00 AM - 03:00 PM
Oasis
Annual Kids Fishin' Clinic CANCELED
**THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELED** Oasis State Park with support from the Friends of Oasis will hold their 27th Annual Kids Fishin' Clinic on November 16, 2019 from 8 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: Oasis State Park 575-356-5331




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Saturday, November 16
08:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Rio Grande Nature Ctr.
Bird Walk
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. 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 17
08:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Rio Grande Nature Ctr.
Bird Walk
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. 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 22
08:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Ute Lake
New Mexico Boating Basics Class
8 Hour FREE Class To register, you can call 575-487-2284 (Ute Lake visitor center), or sign-up at Logan School Office, 301 N. 2nd Street, Logan, NM.
Fees: Regular Entrance Fee
Contact: Laken Humble (575) 487-2284




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Saturday, November 23
04:45 PM - 08:00 PM
Oliver Lee
Cygnus & Lyra
Join Oliver Lee Memorial State Park and the Amateur Astronomers Group for a star party featuring Venus and Jupiter. They will share our western sky just after sunset. Come see a conjunction of the two brightest planets in the evening sky. Hear stories from Greek mythology to modern scientific discoveries. Other deep sky objects will be visible through telescopes. Arrive early to enjoy a Dog Canyon sunset.
Fees: Regular Entrance Fee
Contact: Kate German (575) 437-8284




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Saturday, November 23
08:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Rio Grande Nature Ctr.
Bird Walk
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. 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 23
08:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Rio Grande Nature Ctr.
Bird Walk
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. 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 24
08:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Rio Grande Nature Ctr.
Bird Walk
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. 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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Thursday, November 28
07:15 AM - 09:00 AM
Ute Lake
Turkey Trot
5K Walk/Run sponsored by Logan School's Honor Society. Register at 7:30am. Race starts at 8:00am at Ute Lake’s Visitor Center. $20 Entry Fee. T-shirts for the first 30 Entries. Pre-Entry - call Logan Schools at (575)487-2252. $5 Regular day-use fees apply.
Fees: Regular Entrance Fee
Contact: Dallas Valentine (575) 487-2252




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Saturday, November 30
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 30
10:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Rio Grande Nature Ctr.
Holiday Wild at Wildlife Rescue
Avoid the crowds and do your shopping at Holiday Wild 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, and raffle prizes. Meet the education birds too! (bring your camera) Please park in the main lot of the Rio Grande Nature Center State Park. $3 Day Use Fee.
Fees: Regular Entrance Fee
Contact: Wildlife Rescue, Inc 505-344-2500




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Saturday, November 30
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Rio Grande Nature Ctr.
Mistletoes of New Mexico
Mistletoe may be best known for its use to inspire romantic feelings during the Holiday season. Botanically, mistletoes comprise an interesting and rather unique group of flowering plants, with several species occurring in New Mexico. These occur exclusively as parasites on trees and other woody plants and can become very damaging to their host trees. Conversely, mistletoes play a significant role in the ecology of forests and provide food and/or habitat for various insects, birds, and mammals. Join Dave Conklin, recently retired USDA Forest Service plant pathologist for a presentation on these fascinating plants. 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: Visitor Center 505-344-7240




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Saturday, November 30
08:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Rio Grande Nature Ctr.
Bird Walk
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. 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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