WELCOME! We are a non-profit group that was organized in 1993 to support the Bosque del Apache National
Wildlife Refuge and to promote appreciation and conservation of wildlife and habitat through environmental education and natural history experiences.
We have some great resources on our site for you, including visitor information; hiking trail descriptions; points of interest; bird lists; and maps.
We'd love to have you as our Friend! Please consider Joining Us or making a tax-deductible DONATION to support this jewel in the New Mexico desert!
Our 26th Annual Festival of The Cranes
on Nov 19-24, 2013, is six great days of workshops, tours, lectures, hikes and special activities,
our popular Fine Art Show (now in Socorro)
and Wildlife Exhibitions (snakes, wolves, raptors and more!)This is going to be the YEAR OF PHOTOGRAPHY, so don't miss out!
We invite you to our great Refuge educational events that include workshops,
programs, seminars, classes and lectures, and more.
Most of the workshops and events are free.
Our Bosque Nature Store Online and at the Refuge supports all the Friends' important Educational and Refuge projects.
Everything you purchase helps our efforts. We have t-shirts, hats, denim shirts, books and special gifts, and Festival merchandise when available - all Bosque-exclusive.
The new Habitat! for 2014 is now available online!! Now there's more trip planning information for your Bosque del Apache NWR adventures!
Get Your Goose On! Rally Towels
Be a part of the national movement to support our National Wildlife Refuges! Get Your Goose On (GYGO) is calling on you to hike, birdwatch, fish, photograph, and otherwise experience with childlike wonder America's great outdoors at National Wildlife Refuges across America!!!
To learn more about the fun, please visit The Official GYGO Website! See the pictures we've received so far!! Towels available online or at the Bosque Nature Store.
Have you seen our new educational crane videos? Brush up on your knowledge of sandhill crane behavior, migration, feeding, dancing, and more! Go to our Video Page!
We are currently seeking applications for our juried Fine Art Show. For this year's show we have removed the "wildlife" theme restriction and there is a new, spacious venue in Socorro near the Macey Center.
Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge is now on Facebook!
E.C.O.L.A.B. (Every Child Outside Learning About Bosque)-
We are partnering with Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge and
San Antonio Elementary for this intensive environmental education program!
Don't miss the adorable video of our mountain lion cubs from last year!