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Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge, located in central New Mexico, is a captivating sanctuary that celebrates the wonder of the natural world. Spanning over 57,000 acres, this refuge is a haven for migratory birds, offering a mesmerizing spectacle for birdwatchers and nature enthusiasts.

The refuge's name, which means "woods of the Apache," pays homage to the rich cultural heritage of the region. Its diverse ecosystems, including wetlands, riparian areas, and desert uplands, provide a critical habitat for a vast array of bird species. Every year, from late fall to early spring, thousands of sandhill cranes, snow geese, and various waterfowl make their annual journey to the refuge, creating a symphony of sights and sounds that is nothing short of breathtaking.

Beyond the avian wonders, Bosque del Apache offers a rich tapestry of flora and fauna. Visitors can spot deer, coyotes, bobcats, and a variety of reptiles and amphibians, adding an element of surprise and discovery to their exploration. The refuge's scenic landscapes, dotted with cottonwood trees and framed by the rugged Sierra Ladrones and San Pascual Mountains, create a picturesque backdrop that enhances the sense of tranquility and connection to nature.

Art by: Great River Arts

Bosque Del Apache National Wildlife Refuge

  • This vintage-style sign is available in multiple different sizes in your choice of wood or metal.

    Wood signs come in four different sizes, are affixed with a picture-hanger on the back, and are recommended for indoors or outdoors under an eave. Extra Large wooden signs (48x65, 35x82, 48x82, and 47x47) ship disassembled.

    Metal signs come in three different sizes, are embellished with corner grommets for hanging, and are recommended for indoor or outdoor use.

    Materials: Locally-sourced plywood or galvanized steel.

    Disclaimer: Maps are intended for decoration only, may contain erroneous information, and may not be used for navigation. All geography changes over time. Lake depths not only change over the years, but season-to-season as well. And ocean depths, of course, change with the tides.

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