Will be seen at our 2014 Dragonfly Festival, Saturday, September 6. Call us at (575) 910-1276 for reservations at this free Event!
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.
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From Reptiles at Sunset to Nighttime Stars!September 05, 2014
Presentations - on September 5th. Bitter Lake National Wildlife Refuge will
host a special presentation at 6:30 pm on reptiles with Jerry Tuttle and Scott
Bulgrin. The presentation will be held in the refuge's Visitor Center
auditorium. Following the presentation will be a Star Gazing Activity! All
Free of charge. For information, call (575) 910-1276.
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
Celebrate With Us!
TEMPORARY, ALTERNATE TELEPHONE NUMBER TO CALL: (575) 910-1276 for
Bitter Lake National Wildlife Refuge's 2014 Dragonfly Festival Reservations.
The Schedule and Description of Events is now available! All the Events are
free and offered to the entire family, but reservations are required for
Tours. Telephone (575) 910-1276 TODAY to reserve your space for our
Dragonfly, Birding, and/or Wildlife Tours. Discovery Activities will be
offered for Kids (and their adults) with a guided tour presented by wildlife
biologists. For additional details go to: www.friendsofbitterlake.com. The
Festival provides a full day of earthling Fun for Everyone! Open the link
below to view the Schedule. See you in Roswell, New Mexico at Bitter Lake
National Wildlife Refuge, the first weekend in September! 2014 Dragonfly Festival Events
- September 06, 2014
Join us Saturday,
September 6 in our refuge Visitor Center auditorium for various presenters
hosting specialty programs for our annual Dragonfly Festival. 9:00 am - Bill
Lindemann speaking on Hummingbirds. 10:00 am - Jerry Tuttle and Scott Bulgrin presenting Poisonous Lizards of the United States of America. 11:00 am -
Debbie Pike presents Monarch Butterflies. 1:00 pm - Karen Gaines, Dragonflies of
the Southwest. 2:00 pm - Jerry Holmes on Landscape Photography.
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, 2014 Dragonfly Festival Poster / Artist, 4th Grader Amelia Tenorio ©, Visitor Center's back window view / B. Madison, USFWS, Dragonfly species / USFWS, All photos courtesy of USFWS unless otherwise noted.
Last Updated: Aug 17, 2014