Event Descriptions

Upcoming Events

August

August 1, 8:00-10:00 AM, Mesilla Valley Bosque State Park.  1st Monday of the month bird walk.  Meet at the visitors center. Walk leader will be Mark Pendleton. Contact Mark at mpndltn@gmail.com (please put 1st Monday bird walk in the subject line) or call 575.635.8711 by the preceding Friday to let him know you are coming.

August 13, 8:00-10:00 AM, Sagecrest Park / East of Las Cruces Dam: .  2nd Saturday of the month bird walk.  Group leader:  Joel Gilb.  Meet at Sagecrest Park by the MVAS “Keep the Park Beautiful” sign. The group will proceed to the trail leading west. 

August 17, 7:45-10:00 AM Tellbrook Park: Third Wednesday of the month bird walk.  Group Leader:  Wayne Treers,  substituting for Mark Pendleton. Please contact Wayne by telephone (575-528-8696) at least 2 days before the walk to be sure there are still spaces available.  Meet at the park entrance. 

August 21, 2022, 8:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m.  Keep Las Cruces Beautiful (for the birds!) Adopt A Spot Cleanup | Sagecrest Park.  Trish Cutler is clean up leader. Meet at the entrance on Frontier. Grabbers and trash bags provided. **see insert below**

 

August 27, 8:00-10:00 AM, Leasburg Dam State Park.  Last Saturday of the month bird walk.  Group leader: CJ Goin.  Meet at the park visitor’s Center at 8:00 AM and plan to carpool to the picnic area on the Rio Grande.  Walk the Mogollon Trail for approximately one mile.  Return to picnic area via upper road or trail. 

 

September

September 5, 8:00-10:00 AM, Mesilla Valley Bosque State Park:   1st Monday of the month bird walk.  Meet at the visitors center. Walk leader will be Wayne Treers, substituting for Mark Pendleton. Please contact Wayne by telephone (575-528-8696) at least 2 days before the walk to be sure there are still spaces available. 

September 10, 8:00-10:00 AM, Sagecrest Park / East of Las Cruces Dam:  2nd Saturday of the month bird walk.  Group leader:  Joel Gilb.  Meet at Sagecrest Park by the MVAS “Keep the Park Beautiful” sign. The group will proceed to the trail leading west.

 

September 21, 7:45-10:00 AM Tellbrook Park: Third Wednesday of the month bird walk.  Group Leader:  Wayne Treers, substituting for Mark Pendleton.  Meet at the park entrance. Please contact Wayne by telephone (575-528-8696) at least 2 days before the walk to be sure there are still spaces available. 

September 30, 8:00-10:00 AM, Leasburg Dam State Park.  Last Saturday of the month bird walk.  Group leader: CJ Goin.  Meet at the park visitor’s Center at 8:00 AM and plan to carpool to the picnic area on the Rio Grande.  Walk the Mogollon Trail for approximately one mile.  Return to picnic area via upper road or trail. 

October

October 2, 2022, 8:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m.  Keep Las Cruces Beautiful (for the birds!) Adopt A Spot Cleanup | Sagecrest Park.  Trish Cutler is clean up leader. Meet at the entrance on Frontier. Grabbers and trash bags provided. **See insert below**

 

October 3, 8:00-10:00 AM, Mesilla Valley Bosque State Park: 1st Monday of the month bird walk.  Meet at the visitors center. Walk leader will be Mark Pendleton. Contact Mark at mpndltn@gmail.com (please put 1st Monday bird walk in the subject line) or call 575.635.8711 by the preceding Friday to let him know you are coming.

October 8, 8:00-10:00 AM, Sagecrest Park / East of Las Cruces Dam:  2nd Saturday of the month bird walk.  Group leader:  Joel Gilb.  Meet at Sagecrest Park by the MVAS “Keep the Park Beautiful” sign. The group will proceed to the trail leading west. 

October 19, 7:45-10:00 AM Tellbrook Park: Third Wednesday of the month bird walk.  Group Leader:  Mark Pendleton.  Meet at the park entrance. Contact Mark at mpndltn@gmail.com (please put 3rd Wednesday bird walk in the subject line) or call 575.635.8711 at lest 3 days before the event to let him know you are coming.

October 29, 8:00-10:00 AM, Leasburg Dam State Park.  Last Saturday of the month bird walk.  Group leader: CJ Goin.  Meet at the park visitor’s Center at 8:00 AM and plan to carpool to the picnic area on the Rio Grande.  Walk the Mogollon Trail for approximately one mile.  Return to picnic area via upper road or trail. 

***Keep Las Cruces Beautiful, Adopt-A-Spot***

Initiated in July, 2020, “Keep Las Cruces Beautiful, Adopt a Spot is continuing at 6 week intervals on Sunday mornings, beginning at 8:00 AM at Sagecrest Park. It began with Mesilla Valley Audubon Society volunteering to work with the Parks Department of the City of Las Cruces to help with their Keep Las Cruces Beautiful program.  It provides us with an opportunity to help with community efforts at a regular interval and to show our appreciation for all the work that our civic employees do.  After cleaning up the park (usually it is easily completed), participants frequently extend their stay with an informal group bird walk at the same location.  

Sagecrest Park is located at 601 N. Roadrunner Parkway at the intersection of Roadrunner and Frontier Drive.