The blue dasher dragonfly is just one of the 100 species of dragonflies that can be found on the refuge.
For the birds...
The refuge serves an important role to thousands of migratory birds; including waterfowl, shorebirds, and songbirds.
Deer of the desert
The desert mule deer is prominent throughout New Mexico and commonly seen on the refuge. It can be identified by the black tip on its tail.
The refuge is home to some unique and colorful wild residents, including the Pecos puzzle sunflower.
Wild cats on the refuge
Look for this wild refuge resident -- the bobcat. They have "bobbed" tails and their ears resemble that of the lynx.
ATTENTION FARMERS AND GROWERS!
Apache National Wildlife Refuge seeks Agricultural Producers for a Cooperative
Agricultural Program on the refuge. Two agricultural producers will be
selected based on a sealed bid process and operate under a Forage Production
and Harvest Agreement for a period of five years. Area Meetings will be held
to provide details on the Program, including one in Roswell on Wednesday, December
17. Meeting locations and dates can be viewed below. News Release on
Cooperative Agricultural Program
Documents for the Agricultural Cooperators Meetings
Additional information and Forms for the upcoming Meetings referenced above can be found in the link below. Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge cordially invites Farmers and Growers for an opportunity to participate in our refuge's Cooperative Agricultural Program. Included is the: FORAGE PRODUCTION AND HARVEST AGREEMENT PROSPECTUS
AND INVITATION FOR APPLICATIONS and Attachment C - Wetland / Crop Rotation Map. Forage Agreement and Map Forms
About the NWRS
The National Wildlife Refuge System, within the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, manages a national network of lands and waters set aside to conserve America’s fish, wildlife, and plants.
Learn more about the NWRS
New Hunting Season Has Begun!
Enjoy Bitter Lake National Wildlife Refuge this Holiday Season! Below is a link to the month's Sunrise and Sunset times.Sunrise-Sunset Schedule
National Wildlife Refuge's 2014-2015 hunting season has begun. Running from
September 1, 2014 through February 15, 2015; specific bag limits apply for
deer, feral hog, dove, quail, rabbit, pheasant, geese, ducks, coot, and
sandhill crane. Refer to the seasonal chart linked below. For more
information, see the hunting section on our Visitor Activities page within
the Visit tab above.2014-2015 Hunting Seasons Limit Chart
More than 100 species of dragonflies and damselflies (Odonates) have been documented on Bitter Lake National Wildlife Refuge. The refuge is home to what is considered one of the most diverse populations of odonates in North America.
Page Photo Credits Bitter Lake National Wildlife Refuge's wetlands / USFWS, Male blue dasher dragonfly/USFWS, Duck floating on the water/USFWS, Mule deer buck/USFWS, Pecos puzzle sunflower/USFWS, Bobcat/USFWS, Refuge sunrise view / B. Madison, USFWS, Hunters' retrieving dog in camouflage vest / USFWS, Dragonfly species / USFWS, All photos courtesy of USFWS unless otherwise noted.
Last Updated: Dec 17, 2014