Back by popular demand! Stroll through the Rio Grande Nature Center’s Native Plants Garden with Ron Friederich, as he identifies and discusses the plants and trees. The 1.5-acre garden area contains more than 200 labelled plants to help you appreciate the diversity in the Bosque. Time permitting, we’ll visit the Visitor Center exhibits. Note: There is a $3 entrance/parking fee. Sun protection and a water bottle are advised. Restrooms are available. Limited enrollment.

Ron Friederich, a retired physician, has given various tours for Oasis of the BioPark and the UNM Campus trees. He authored a photo guidebook of the Botanic Garden for the BioPark docents. In 1991, he received the Martin Luther King Human Rights Award for establishing the first Eye Clinic at Healthcare for the Homeless, where he volunteered for 26 years.