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6 Events in May at Rio Grande Nature Ctr.
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Saturday, May 6
08:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Rio Grande Nature Ctr.
NM Boating Safety Course
FREE 8 hour Boating Safety Course offered by the New Mexico State Parks Division. There is no fee to take this course. Registration is required. Class size limited to 20 students Register on website: BoatNM.com Contact Christopher Bolen, Boating Education Coordinator, for more information. 575-373-5562 Everyone is encouraged to take a boating education course. Anyone born on or after January 1st, 1989 who intends to operate a motorboat must successfully complete a state certified boating education course. Upon passing the course, you will receive a certificate of completion.
Fees: Regular Entrance Fee
Contact: Christopher Bolen 575-373-5562



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Sunday, May 7
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. 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 applies($3) or display of valid park permit. Call for additional information.
Fees: Regular Entrance Fee
Contact: Front Desk (505)344-7240



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Saturday, May 13-Sunday, May 14
08:30 AM - 04:00 PM
Rio Grande Nature Ctr.
Herbfest
The Friends of the Rio Grande Nature Center State Park present Herbfest: Where Nature and Music Merge Herbs, wildflowers and native plants for sale. Arts and crafts for sale. Live birds with Wildlife Rescue Inc. Bird ID with the Central NM Audubon Society. Arts and crafts for kids. Exciting raffle. Live Music. Saturday: 8:30 and 9:00 Guided Bird Walks 10:00 Music from Cheap Shots 10:30 Guided Nature Walk 11:00 Music from Dog Star 12:00 Dr.Olivia Messinger-Carril, "Bees in the Backyard" 1:00 Wes Brittenham of Plants of the Southwest, "Attracting Pollinators to Your Garden" 1:00 Guided Nature Walk 2:00 Music from Lady Fingers 3:00 Music from Eagle's Whistle Sunday: 8:30 and 9:00 Guided Bird Walk 10:00 Music from Music for All Seasons 10:30 Guided Nature Walk 11:00 Music from The Adobe Brothers 12:00 George Miller of the New Mexico Native Plant Society, "ABCs of Pollinator Habitat Gardens" 1:00 Michael Halverson, Manager of Santa Ana Native Plants Nursery, "Native Pla
Fees: Regular Entrance Fee
Contact: Front Desk (505)344-7240



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Sunday, May 21
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. 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 permit applies. Call for additional information.
Fees: Regular Entrance Fee
Contact: Front Desk (505)344-7240



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Saturday, May 27
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. 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, May 28
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. 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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