Field Trips

October 2017 Field Trip(s) 

The October field trip will be a two-part Monarch Butterfly Survey & Tagging citizens science endeavor.  Steve Cary, who presented the March monthly program on Monarchs, will lead the group, starting at Placitas Arroyo above Hatch at 4:00pm Saturday, October 7, 2017.  Participants will leave Las Cruces at 2:00pm from the northeast corner of the K-Mart parking lot off of US 70 (the end closest to the Shell Station).  Carpooling will be arranged on site with an estimated return time of 8:00pm.Group size will be the first 12 people to sign up.

Sunday’s outing will begin at 8:00am in the southern Las Cruces Dam parking lot.  The survey and tagging site is along the east side of the foot of the damn.  You can bring your own butterfly nets if you have them.  If not, some will be provided.

To sign up, please contact Mark Pendleton at mpndltn@gmail.com.  Please put MONARCHS in the email subject line.  You can also call him at (575) 635-8711.

Questions about field trips? Contact me:mpndltn@gmail.com or 575.635.8711. Mark Pendleton 

Other Birdwatching Opportunities

MVAS Beginner Bird Walks It’s been one year since we started the monthly Beginner Birdwalks at Tellbrook Park in Las Alturas.  We will be continuing the walks the third Wednesday of each month (the morning of the monthly MVAS programs).

We hope to see you there!!

Other Bird Walks
Mesilla Valley Bosque State Park, Leasburg Dam State Park, and Percha Dam State Park frequently offer free bird walks on Saturday mornings. Consult the websites http://www.emnrd.state.nm.us/SPD/ for these parks for specific dates and times.