• 2017 Dragonfly Festival

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    Name: 2017 Dragonfly Festival
    Date: September 9, 2017 - September 10, 2017
    Event Description:
    Reservations start August 1st
    2017 Dragonfly Festival September 9th and 10th, 2017
    • Dragonfly tour, join professional dragonfly experts and see some of over ninety species of dragonflies and damselflies that inhabit the Refuge.  Capturing wild specimens, the guide will give you an up-close experience with these fascinating insects.
    • Birding tour, join some local bird experts and discover some of over three hundred and fifty bird species that visit the Refuge.  Named as "Wetlands of International Importance," Bitter Lake National Wildlife Refuge provides an outstanding bird watching opportunity for both beginning and experienced bird watchers.
    • Refuge Wildlife tour, join wildlife biologist on the hands on tour and experience where many wildlife species call home.  Visitors will be led to a variety of wildlife field stations where they will observe some of the unique wildlife that inhabit the Refuge.  Stations include bird banding, fish trapping, and dragonfly capturing.                                                                                     GREAT FAMILY FUN!                                                                   Kids Fishing Pool, Photography Workshop, Live Wildlife Exhibits, Arts & Crafts, Guest Speakers
    Roswell New Mexico
    Bitter Lake National Wildlife Refuge
    Date/Time Information:
    Tour Schedule
    Saturday, September 9
    Early Bird Tour: 6:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
    Dragon Fly Tours
      8:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
      9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
    10:30 a.m. - 12:30 a.m.
      1:30 p.m. -   3:30 p.m.
      2:30 p.m. -   4:30 p.m.
    Wildlife Tours
      8:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
    10:00 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.
      1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
      3:00 p.m. -  5:00 p.m.
    Sunday, September 10
    Dragonfly Tours

      9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
    10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
    12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
    Contact Information:
    www.fws.gov/refuge/bitter_lake/ or call 575-625-4011
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