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 can 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 crown 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.
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