“On the road again -
Goin' places that I've never been.
Seein' things that I may never see again
On the road again -
And our way is on the road again.


All our lives we have visited and driven by the Bosque del Apache National Wild life Center, and for the last 25 years have known of the annual Festival of the Cranes, but we'd never attended the Festival. In a photographical blog that I watch daily called the 'Ugle Hedge Hog" there was a great report on the photgraphical opportunties at the Festival.. So I signed up and attneded. Let me tell you about the Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge operated by the National Park service. It was established in 1939 and there are 57,000 acres in the refuge. It is a managed refuge as it is irrigated and cropped. The Refuge management has entered in to contacts with locl farmers who grow crops like alfapha which they harvest, and their agreement is to also plant and grow crops such as sorgumes and corn which they leave for feed on the Refuge. It is the largest Managed Park in the wildlife system.

The main attracting in wild life is the major sand hill crane, and the the snow geese.

































Come on Willie sing us another verse, and we’ll move on down the road. 

Dl & NR 2013

Norm & Dottie