• Upcoming Events

    • 17th Annual Dragonfly Festival

      Painted damsel male / M. Weisenberger, USFWS
      17th ANNUAL DRAGONFLY FESTIVAL at Bitter Lake National Wildlife Refuge is on Saturday, September 8th this year!  Bitter Lake National Wildlife Refuge and Friends of Bitter Lake National Wildlife Refuge host this unique, fun for all - Annual Dragonfly Festival!  RESERVATION PHONE LINES FOR THE VARIOUS GUIDED TOURS, OPEN WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 1st!  Reservations can be taken at:  575-625-4011.  Schedule of the various Tours is linked below! Learn More
    • Festival's Friday Evening Presentation

      Stargazing clipart image
      The Dragonfly Festival weekend Events, begin Friday, September 7 at 6:30 pm, with a live bird presentation and wildlife conservation talk by:  New Mexico Raptors.  Then Stargazing at 7:30 pm,with the Roswell Astronomy Club.  RESERVATIONS ARE REQUIRED, FOR THIS FREE EVENT, TO ASSURE YOU A PLACE.  Call: 575-625-4011 to make Reservations. Learn More
    • Festival's Wildlife Shows

      Great horned owl photograph
      This year's Dragonfly Festival presents two Live Wildlife Shows. At 11:00 am Birds of Prey will be presented by Laura McCain. Then, at 1:00 pm Reptiles of Arizona, Texas and New Mexico, by Scott Bulgrin will be presented. Learn More
    • 2018 Festival Exclusive Event

      Drawing of Monarch butterfly wings
      The Refuge will present, at this year's Dragonfly Festival, an amazing Monarch Butterfly Release! RESERVATIONS ARE REQUIRED FOR THIS FREE EVENT. Please call: 575-625-4011 to make your reservations for this exclusive Event at 12:00 pm (noon), Saturday, September 8th. Learn More