Argent  LbNA # 65284

Placed DateJul 19 2013
LocationTingley Drive, SW, Albuquerque, NM
Found By Children of the Forest
Last Found Apr 13 2015
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The Rio Grande silvery minnow is endangered because its habitat has been disrupted by dams that have been built on the river and the irrigation that has drained the wetlands. Millions have been spent to try to protect the little guys. There's a dark-crowned heron that likes to hang around the refuge and gobble them up.


Cars: From the I-40, I-25 intersection in Albuquerque, take I-40 west and exit at the Rio Grande Blvd. exit. Take Rio Grande Blvd. south, get in the right lane and turn right on Central Ave. Get in the left lane so that when you get to Tingley Drive you can turn left. On Tingley go past the paved entrance on the right for the park train depot and pond fishing areas. At the next right turn in to the gravel parking area and park on your left immediately. Leave the car and follow the tracks to the south around the wall between you and the bike path--watch for choo-choos. From the bike path find the entrance in the fence and enter the bosque.

Bikes: From the intersection of Central and the Bosque Trail, proceed south on the Bosque Trail. Go past the train depot, go past the bike sculpture, to mile marker 1. When you see the gap-entrance in the fence on your right, dismount and enter the bosque.

All: Walk south--you should be able to see the wildlife viewing blind through the trees. Go there. From the wildlife viewling blind, 2 to the first 2i1l6o. 5w co254r.

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