No place on earth soothes my spirit and my soul quite like the Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge.
It is a place of peace and beauty and balance, where I recharge and immerse myself in a cycle of life that has been ongoing for millions of years.
It reinforces my belief that protecting and enabling the wildlife that are critical to our survival is paramount.
Considered by many to be the jewel of the National Wildlife Refuge system the Bosque del Apache is located along a beautiful stretch of the Rio Grande River Valley South of San Antonio, New Mexico.
People travel from all over the world to spend time here, and although it is a year-round home to many hundreds of bird species such as Egrets and Herons the refuge is most noted for the Sandhill Cranes and Snow Geese that winter there.
Sometimes a Single Photo is Only Worth a Couple Hundred Words and it Takes Four to Make a Thousand.Mom and Dad Watching Over the YoungsterSolitary HawkFinal Approach in FormationTakeoff!Final ApproachWhere's My Landing Spot?Pounce!CavortingFlareFemale Red-winged Blackbirds Playing in the FieldsThe GlideCommotion!Very BusyBosque Beauty!Heading OutTouchdown!Last CallA Study in Flight 1A Study in Flight 2