Tuesday, October 19, 2010

The Festival of Cranes!

.... it was a flock of snow geese -
I held my breath as we do
sometimes to stop time
when something wonderful
has touched us

Mary Oliver

I had to post an announcement for a very special upcoming event.........the annual "Southing" of many winged tribes.

For those who may be in New Mexico in November, one of the most wonderful things to do is to visit the Bosque del Apache migratory wetlands 2010 Festival of the Cranes on November 16-21.

The Bosque, adjacent to the Rio Grande in central New Mexico is nature's airport for flocks of migrating birds, including the gorgeous cranes. To watch flight after flight of Canada or Snow Geese arrive in their "V" formation, announcing their descent in "honk language".........is so exciting! This year's Keynote Speaker is Joel Sartore, a world famous naturalist, photographer, and author.

For very little money, many workshops such as "Nature Journaling: Painting Your Field Notes" and "Birds of the Bosque" are offered, along with hikes, a side trip to the VLA ("Very Large Array") as well as an arts show inspired by this famous wildlife refuge.

I look forward as ever!

"In the universe, there are things that are known, and
things that are unknown, and in between, there are doors"

William Blake


Trish and Rob MacGregor said...

It sounds wonderful!

Gail said...

Please keep posting wonderful opportunities like this. Maybe one day I will be able to join you on one of these adventures. Blessed Be!!! Gail