We will begin 2015 Forest Service sponsored Wildflower Walks Saturday, June 6th. We’re expecting an extraordinary year of wildflowers with the spring rains that have drenched the Sandia Mountains. Meet your guide in front of the Sandia Ranger Station in Tijeras no later than 9AM any Saturday beginning June 6th through August 29th. We will then carpool to the trail from there.
Here is a sneak peek of this Saturday's Otero Canyon Hike. These pictures were taken June 3rd of the same trail we will be doing Saturday, June 6th.
|Penstemon and Santa Fe Phlox|
|New Mexico Groundsel|
|New Mexico Thistle|
|Stemless Evening Primrose|
|Sweet smelling Wood's Rose|
|Mari Draper and Jean Payne, Wildflower Guides, enjoying the view at Otero Canyon|
Your Wildflower Guides for this summer will be (subject to change):
June 6 Vicki Farrar & Jean Payne - Otero Canyon Nature Trail
June 13 Vicki Farrar & Mari Draper - Cienega Canyon Trail
June 20 Mari Draper & Jean Payne - Tree Spring Trail
June 27 Dick Frederiksen & Jean Payne - Capulin Spring Trail
July 4 Mari Draper & Jean Payne - Tecolote Trail
July 11 Dick Frederiksen & Larry Littlefield - Balsam Glade
July 18 Mari Draper & Vicki Farrar - 10K South Trail
July 25 Marge Patrick & Chris Husted
August 1 Marge Patrick & Chris Husted
August 8 Dick Frederiksen & Larry Littlefield
August 15 Marge Patrick & Chris Husted
August 22 Dick Frederiksen & Larry Littlefield
August 29 Marge Patrick & Chris Husted
In addition, there will be a Sunday morning walk led by Larry Littlefield in Elena Gallegos Open Space (Albuqerque east of Tramway) June 7th at 9AM. Meet at the upper east parking lot – (not at the Kiwanis shelter parking lot). There is a parking fee of $2/car charged at Elena Gallegos Open Space.