Join Kyle Bality for an spring walk through the cottonwood bosque (forest) that hugs the banks of the Rio Grande River. The trail is generally level and parallels the river with short detours to overlooks along the water’s edge. This area is home to porcupines, beavers, Cooper’s hawks, and woodpeckers. It also serves as a temporary layover or seasonal home for numerous species of migratory birds. Bring your binoculars, camera, water, and clothing layers. 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.