Category: Albuquerque

Ocotillo Blossoms

Ocotillo Blossoms

While ocotillos aren’t native to central New Mexico, they bloomed quite spectacularly here this year anyway.

On the Cusp of Spring

Bosque Pond on the Cusp of Spring

Budding cottonwoods line a bosque pond beneath a glowering sky that makes spring feel like it’s still winter.

Porcupine in the Bosque

Porcupine in a Tree

Porcupines may be in Albuquerque’s bosque all the time, but I notice them only in the winter. That’s because they’re almost always high up in a tree and, except in winter, the leaves provide great camouflage for them. It’s true that porcupines look a bit prickly but I think they’re extremely cute nonetheless.

Wood Duck at Tingley Beach

Wood Duck at Tingley Beach

Wood ducks are my favorites, especially at this time of the year, when color in the middle Rio Grande Valley is noticeably lacking.

Albuquerque Petroglyphs

Petroglyphs, West Side of Albuquerque

Albuquerque’s west side features numerous petroglyphs pecked into basalt by ancient Puebloans hundreds of years ago. Many, such as these, are officially part of the Petroglyph National Monument; others are protected by the city.

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