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How to Attract Native Bees into Your Yard

Saturday, March 31 10:00am – noon Did you know there are 1100 species of native bees in New Mexico?  Come learn about these wondrous pollinators from Lu Lu Sage.   Lu Lu will help you learn to “see these bees.” … Continue reading

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Aldo Leopold Chautauqua Performance

Saturday, March 24 1:00pm – 3:30pm A “Chautauqua” presentation with Naturalist Steve Morgan. Aldo Leopold is considered the father of the national wilderness system, wildlife management, the science of ecological restoration and “The Land Ethic.” He is best known for … Continue reading

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Raised Bed Gardening and Composting

Saturday, March 24 9:30am – noon Learn the basics of home composting with an emphasis in composting in dry, desert climates. This class will also feature information about how to set up and use raised beds, a very effective method … Continue reading

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TAAS Star Party

Saturday, March 10 6:00pm – 9:00pm The Albuquerque Astronomical Society (TAAS) and the Open Space Visitor Center will co-host this popular, family-friendly annual event, which includes craft-making activities, an astronomy talk at 7pm and night sky viewing with a variety … Continue reading

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Meet a Gila Monster

Saturday, March 10 1:00pm – 3:00pm Jerry Tuttle of Zoo Crew Kids will lead a discussion on America’s most legendary lizard. The presentation will include a live demonstration of a Gila monster and a Mexican beaded lizard and will culminate … Continue reading

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Opening Receptions: Art Park 21 and Greg Analla Retrospective

Saturday, March 3 2:00pm – 4:00pm Opening Reception for Art Park 21: Groundwork The Open Space Visitor Center has invited Art Park 21 (AP21) to exhibit drawings and renderings of proposed temporary outdoor art installations consistent with the theme of … Continue reading

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Trail Watch Volunteer Training

Saturday, March 3 9:30am – Noon Join the Open Space Community and help us protect our City’s vital natural resources. Trail Watch Volunteers (TWV) are the eyes and ears of the Open Space Division, reporting wildlife and visitor activities, maintenance … Continue reading

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Compost Tea and Extracts Workshop

Saturday, February 24 1:00pm – 4:30pm Learn the basics of making and using actively aerated compost tea and compost tea extracts. The science, art, materials, methods, choices and benefits will be included. This class is offered by the Bernalillo County … Continue reading

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On the Edge: Ekphrastic Poetry

Saturday, February 10 1:00pm – 3:00pm Presented by Luna Project artist Kris Thacher. As part of the Edge Effect art exhibit currently featured in the Open Space gallery, participants will choose a favorite art work from the exhibit and write … Continue reading

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Home Composting Basics

Saturday, February 10 9:30am – noon Home composting is recycling that produces a useful soil conditioner. Basic composting science will be presented with a special focus on useful practices for a high desert climate. A variety of home composting options … Continue reading

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