Friends of Las Vegas National Wildlife Refuge
 

Calendar of Events

Late summer through early winter is a busy season for the Friends of Las vegas NWR. 

Every second Saturday (Aug 12, Sep 9, and tentatively Oct 14) we have a guided hike at Rio Mora NWR.


Visit our table at Peoples' Faire on Saturday, August 26 at Carnegie Park.


Our annual Concert for the Birds will be held on Sunday, September 24, at Las Vegas NWR.


Sundays in November are the Fall Flight Festival at Las Vegas NWR, celebrating the migration of waterfowl down the flyway east of the mountains. It's the only time of year when visitors can drive along the 4 1/2 mile back road to see sandhill cranes, snow geese, ducks of every variety, coots, grebes, mergansers, and eagles lurking nearby hoping for lunch.
We will show our support for wildlife and our local National Wildlife Refuges by entering a float in the Las Vegas Electric Light Parade in early December.
Details about these activities are shown in the events calendar below.




Upcoming events

    • 26 Aug 2017

    Visit our table at Peoples' Faire on Saturday, August 26 at Carnegie Park.

    • 09 Sep 2017
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Rio Mora NWR

    Join us for a great guided hike at Rio Mora National Wildlife Refuge!


    Saturday September 9 we will gather on Loma Parda Road at 9:00 a.m. We will hike across the short grass prairie, up a slight incline to an overlook of the Mora River canyon, along the rim and across one rock dam restoration areas. On the guided tour you will learn about the impacts of erosion in Northern New Mexico and the attempts being made to restore the prairie. Bring a snack, water, sunscreen, good hiking shoes, insect repellent and a hat. The hike is approximately 2 hours.

    For more information please call Debbie Pike at 505-425-2581 x205.


    • 12 Sep 2017
    • Las Vegas NWR

    It's almost that time of year! The monarchs are flying north and will be coming our way September 24 through October 6. Visitor Services Manager Debbie Pike has arranged to pick up our chrysalises on September 25th. She would like to schedule training for everyone that wants to participate in bringing the Monarch Program to a Las Vegas area schools on September 12th. The class is approximately 1.5 hours.

    The days we will be in the classes is September 25 through September 27, with the release time around October 4-6. Please pass this around to anyone you think would like to help with this program. It is very simple and a lot of fun.

    To volunteer or for more information, contact Debbie at 505-425-3581 x205 or debbie_pike@fws.gov.


    • 14 Oct 2017
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Rio Mora NWR

    Join us for a great guided hike at Rio Mora National Wildlife Refuge!


    Saturday October 14 (tentative) we will gather on Loma Parda Road at 9:00 a.m. We will hike across the short grass prairie, up a slight incline to an overlook of the Mora River canyon, along the rim and across one rock dam restoration areas. On the guided tour you will learn about the impacts of erosion in Northern New Mexico and the attempts being made to restore the prairie. Bring a snack, water, sunscreen, good hiking shoes, insect repellent and a hat. The hike is approximately 2 hours.

    For more information please call Debbie Pike at 505-425-2581 x205.



Friends of Las Vegas (New Mexico) National Wildlife Refuge

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