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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  • August 8, 2017
    This place is terrific. There is an asphalt trail for biking, walking, or hiking. There are hiking trails into the bosque that will take you directly to the Rio Grande river. There is a new ADA compli...  more »
  • August 4, 2017
    The Visitor Center provides a panoramic view of a pond through plate glass so that you can see all the birds, turtles, and insects (without having to personally experience the insects) in a comfortabl...  more »
  • July 30, 2017
    Great visitor center with a sitting room overlooking the pond which is full of turtles. Native plants are marked along a short walking path. Bisque trails get you closer to the Rio Grande. Explore roo...  more »

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