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Natural Happenings #4, Summer’s End, 2018

The summer of little water has come to an end. Now, birds are migrating south and the apple harvest has begun. What else? Pray for snow … and vote Blue in November!! We must rid ourselves of this anti-environment administration!

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The Salt River, AZ , Part 3, March 25-26

We started the day with Quartzite Falls Rapid. This rapid used to be called, more simply, Quartzite Falls, because it’s most notable feature was a low but gnarly falls that usually called for either a portage or lining of your boats. Why the name change? Well … Continue reading

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Rio Grande Birds, 12-15-16

A big storm is on the way, but today the high was 61 degrees. I photographed the usual culprits, but failed with the male goldeneyes, who are skittish as always. You can drive by them, but if you stop, they’re outta there.  

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Spring on the Rio Grande, NM

Spring is springing along the Rio Grande. The wintering bald eagles must have heard the predictions for an early Spring, because they up and left in the first half of March. The other winter residents – the goldeneye ducks – … Continue reading

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Rio Grande Fishing and Nature Notes

Although the river is still running relatively high (648 cfs today), it has cleared up considerably … and BWO mayflies continue to hatch. Yesterday, I located a pod of rainbows (stockers) that were rising, and fooled a couple with a … Continue reading

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