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December 2022

Luminaria Making Event

December 10 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Make wildlife and plant inspired luminarias for our December 16 event on the Refuge. All are welcome to participate- and we could use your help! Stop by the Visitor Center and stay as long as you'd like.

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Luminaria Walk & TAAS Star Party

December 16 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Valle de Oro National Wildlife Refuge, 7851 2nd Street SW
Albuquerque, NM 87102 United States
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Join us for a luminaria walk around the Visitor Center and enjoy snacks, hot chocolate, music, and a story time! Afterwards, look at the stars in the night sky with The Albuquerque Astronomical Society from 7PM to 9PM. The Nature Store will be open for the duration of the event for some holiday shopping.

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Mural Loop Guided Walk

December 17 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Valle de Oro National Wildlife Refuge, 7851 2nd Street SW
Albuquerque, NM 87102 United States
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Meet at the Visitor Center amphitheater for an easy one mile guided walk along the refuge's Mural Loop Trail with Park Ranger Dakota.  Program will end back at the visitor center by 11 AM

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Visitor Center Closed- December 20 & 21

December 20 - December 21

The Visitor Center will also be closed on December 20 & 21 for water line work. At this time, there will be no running water on the Refuge.  Bathrooms will be closed. Visitors are still welcome to enjoy the trails.

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Christmas Bird Count

December 30
Valle de Oro National Wildlife Refuge, 7851 2nd Street SW
Albuquerque, NM 87102 United States
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Come to Valle de Oro National Wildlife Refuge for this annual tradition- the Christmas Bird Count! The fun starts at 7am. Email valledeoro@fws.org to sign up. And yes, Laurel with be there!

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Photo Contest- Submissions Due

December 31

Submit your entries for the Valle de Oro photo contest! Entries are due at midnight. Email valledeoro@fws.org for more details.

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February 2023

Annual Member Meeting

February 4, 2023
Valle de Oro National Wildlife Refuge, 7851 2nd Street SW
Albuquerque, NM 87102 United States
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Details coming soon! For now, please save the date for our Annual Member Meeting.

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