The Bosque Ponds behind Tingley Beach are man-made wildlife refuges and wetlands created by the Army Corps of Engineers. They are havens for a wide assortment of birds and other creatures. The hike will be a mostly flat 2 to 2.5-mile hike through the Bosque beginning at the north Tingley Beach parking lot. Wear comfortable walking shoes, bring insect repellent, a hat, and water. Limited enrollment.

Kyle Bality is Open Space Division education coordinator and holds a degree in environmental planning and design. He is well versed in the ecosystems and biomes of central New Mexico, historical land uses, and timeline of peoples and cultures utilizing them.