Monthly Archives: October 2011

Autumn Reflections

Autumn, always my favorite season in New Mexico, is now close to reaching its peak, as the cottonwoods, aspen, and chamisa take on their golden glow accented by purple asters everywhere.  The butterflies have started disappearing and the birds going … Continue reading


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Meeting Mr. Butterfly

For years, I’ve been meaning to visit the Randall Davey Audubon Center just outside of Santa Fe but never quite got around to it until last week’s Thursday Birder trip. Before heading off on our bird walk, Rebecca had arranged … Continue reading

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Maples and Melrose

Following up on last week’s amazing display of glowing aspens up in the Sandias, the next Thursday Birder outing was to Fourth of July Campground in the Manzano Mountains for a look at about the only place in the state … Continue reading

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Early Fall Surprises

Last week’s Thursday Birder trip went first to Turtle Bay on the New Mexico Tech campus, where a few of us got a look at a Scarlet Tanager, which is a fairly rare bird for this area.  Afterward, we spent … Continue reading

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