Nature walk

Had a great walk today at the Rio Grande Nature Center!  Not only is there a walk on location, but the trails go into the Bosque as well (from Wikipedia: A bosque is a gallery forest found along the riparian flood plains of stream and river banks in the southwestern United States).  While walking along the trails, I saw a lot of cool things – including a Cooper’s Hawk family and their nest!  The newly hatched eggs were on the forest floor.  A fledgling was in the  trees near and at the nest (there were two that I could see), and a parent was in a nearby tree.

Turtles were sitting on logs in the Rio Grande river.  Dragonflies buzzed about.  I believe the first picture is of a Common Green Darner Dragonfly.  I think  the second picture is of some kind of “white tailed” dragonfly, but an not sure.   So if anyone knows, please let me  know!

If you are in the area, I recommend checking out the Rio Grande Nature Center!

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