Tag Archives: Orilla Verde

Earth Day and Spring Flower Bonanza, April 22, 2017

It’s Earth Day today, and I visited two of my favorite spots. The first was the Orilla Verde Recreation Area, along the Rio Grande upstream of Pilar, NM, and the second was what I call Rinconada Canyon, for lack of … Continue reading

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Rio Grande del Norte National Monument. Scenes, 1-28-2017

PLEASE TAKE NOTE: Members of Congress and the Trump administration would like to reverse the Obama administration’s declaration of this and other national monuments. Let’s oppose this action!

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Rio Grande del Norte National Monument. Views, 1-22 & 26, 2017

The dirt road that climbs from Taos Junction Bridge to the rim of the Rio Grande Gorge provides great views of the Sangre de Cristo mountains north and east of Taos, and the Picuris mountains south of Taos. The road through the … Continue reading

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Springtime Nature – April 2016, #2

As I have done most afternoons lately, I drove up to Orilla Verde, to see what was going on. I had my fly rod and tackle in the van, but didn’t think it likely that I would go fishing, since the … Continue reading

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Spring Wildflowers #6 – and more, Rio Grande, NM

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A Weedy Summer for the Rio Grande

There is a water weed (that I have yet to identify – maybe Hydrilla?)) that has overtaken the Rio Grande. Only channels of the fastest water are free of this weed. Elsewhere, it has grown to the surface in water … Continue reading

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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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