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Rio Grande Nature Center State Park, Albuquerque

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Rio Grande Nature Center State Park is a state park of New Mexico, USA, located on the Rio Grande in Albuquerque. A visitor center designed by architect Antoine Predock in 1982 contains exhibits on the area's riparian environment and a glass-walled library that overlooks a wildlife pond. Two trails lead into the cottonwood forest (or Bosque) from the visitor center.Some of the species that reside in the park, temporarily or year-round, include turtles, toads, lizards, bullsnakes, dragonflies, beavers, muskrats, cottontail rabbits, pocket gophers, rock squirrel, coyotes, and numerous birds including Cooper's hawks, great horned owls, American coots, Canada geese, ring-necked pheasants, mallards, wood ducks, black-capped chickadees, great blue herons, northern flickers and woodpeckers.
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  • This place never fails to amaze us with the amount of bird life. There are hummingbird feeders throughout the park, and the birds often whiz by your head if you are anywhere near them. There are obser...  more »
  • I was told recently about the new gardens at the a Rio Grande Nature Center. What a wonderful addition to the Center! The variety of flowers in various stages of blooming was truly beautiful, and it w...  more »
  • A canopy of green in the spring/summer and gold in the fall...Beautiful for walks, nature hikes and appreciating our beautiful Rio Grande river!  more »