Save the Date! Bitter Lake National Wildlife Refuge and Friends of Bitter Lake will host this free, unique, fun for all ages – annual Dragonfly Festival Saturday, September 9th, 2023! Join professional dragonfly experts on a guided tour to learn about our many dragonflies and damselflies (we have over 100 different species that use the refuge!); get an up close look and learn about the many animals that call the refuge and New Mexico home; learn about bats and raptors; try your luck fishing in the fishing pool provided by NM Department of Game and Fish; look at tiny critters through a microscope, and more!
More information will follow on the Bitter Lake NWR refuge website so check back for this year’s schedule of events and various tours.
Reservations for guided tours start August 1st, call to reserve at 575-244-6256.
In addition, there will be a Friday night program (September 8th). Check back for more information! There will be a separate post for that event.
Photo: Marl Pennant dragonfly by Cliff Powell