One of my biggest concerns about moving to New Mexico was the fear that the options for nature exploration would be limited. I was excited to learn about a new climate and habitats, but thought I might have to really dig deep, and lay down in the dirt, to find the diversity we were used to in the wet and wild northern forests.
When the idea of moving was first proposed my only request was that we live near water. I have always lived within a few stones throw of the ocean and know myself well enough to know that water is life for me. A river would have to do in this case. I was game.
While the guide books told us what we might find here I was not prepared for it all to be so close and accessible. Even right in our own backyard in some cases.
I have been pleasantly surprise by the diversity and how the river brings this corridor of Northern New Mexico to life.
The River walk downtown is an amazing peek at just a few of the species making their way through town on any given day...
And so many more...
All because a river runs through it...
Right in our own backyard we have also spotted eagles, hawks, wild turkey, Canada geese, doves, flickers, and plenty of other birds we have yet to identify, along with the deer that make their daily jaunt through the fields.
This late winter nature goodness has been a wonderful introduction to this new habitat... now the kids are really looking forward to the heat that will bring out the lizards!
Thank you to all who stopped by to check out the new Action Pack and to those who commented for a chance to win.
The randomly chosen winner is...
Tamara who wrote:
Congratulations on this edition of Action pack! I remember the solstice party and you two working on that rocket! We can't wait to try it out at the park nearby - once the weather is better up here - haha!
I will let Kathreen know and you will get your copy of Action Pack as soon as she can get to her next Internet connection. As you know she is spending the year camping around Australia!