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During May, Bernalillo County Open Space and partners are offering nature walks, geocaching, weather trainings, backyard farming and history programs. All of these events are free. Please register at www.bernco.gov/openspace (Open Space Event Registration page) or call 314-0398.

Skywarn Spotter Training at Bachechi Open Space (9521 Rio Grande Blvd. NW)

May 9 from 10 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Are you a weather watcher?  National Weather Service Albuquerque is currently recruiting volunteer SKYWARN weather spotters and volunteers for the Community Collaborative Rain, Hail and Snow Network (CoCoRaHS).  Meteorologists from the NWS will  teach the basics of severe local storms to include thunderstorms, flash floods, downburst winds, tornadoes, and more.  You will also learn important safety information and how to stay prepared. This training is free and open to the public.

 

Naturalist Series: Birds of the Bosque at Bachechi Open Space (9521 Rio Grande Blvd. NW)

May 9 from 5-7 p.m.

Andrew Johnson from the Museum of Southwestern Biology will present Birds of the Rio Grande Bosque. Participants will learn all about the natural history of birds in this area, see specimens from the Division of Birds collection and go on an early evening bird walk to the Rio Grande.

 

Backyard Farming Series at Gutiérrez-Hubbell House (6029 Isleta Blvd. SW)

May 16 from 9a.m.-12 p.m.

This workshop is part of the Landscape for Life National Program, covering the basics needed to plan, design and modify your home garden. Recycled and natural building materials in the garden will be the focus of this engaging workshop. Participants who have attended the Landscape for Life series will present their landscape plans. This is a great time to share information about your home garden and learn from others in the community.

 

Geocache Fun and Interpretive Walk at Carlito Springs Open Space (82 Carlito Springs Rd.)

May 17 starting at 9:30 a.m.

Bernalillo County opened up Carlito Springs Open Space last year. This spectacular property is a great place to explore, and there’s no better way to do that than by geocaching. Geocacher Dennis Crowther and Master Naturalist Volunteers will lead a hike through the property to discover it’s many hidden treasures. This event is ideal for both experienced and novice geocachers.

 

Bird and Nature Walk at Durand Open Space (4812 Isleta Blvd. SW)

May 23 from 9-11 a.m.

The New Mexico Ornithological Society and Master Naturalist Volunteers will lead a nature walk from Durand Open Space to the Bosque. Participants will receive a free bird guide in English or Spanish and can check out binoculars to get a close-up look at the beautiful birds that adorn our cottonwood woodlands.

 

Ranchos de Albuquerque y Los Poblanos presented by Mary Davis at Bachechi Open Space (9521 Rio Grande Blvd.)

May 28 from 7-8:30 p.m.

This workshop is part of the Stories of the Middle Rio Grande series that brings to life the rich history and cultural traditions of the Albuquerque area along the Rio Grande. May’s presentation will focus specifically on the Ranchos de Albuquerque and Los Poblanos area.

 

Please register at www.bernco.gov/openspace (Open Space Event Registration page) or call 314-0398.

 

 

Colleen Langan-McRoberts

Open Space Coordinator

505-314-0398

505-681-2605 (cell)

www.bernco.gov/openspace