This weekend was Herb Fest at Rio Grande Nature Center and it was filled with wonderful volunteers who make a difference in Albuquerque and the state of New Mexico. I spoke to several volunteers with Wildlife Rescue, Inc. of New Mexico. The volunteers were handling beautiful education birds and informing the public of what to do in the event that they find an injured animal. Today, there were a few owls out meeting the public. These owls had been injured by vehicles and have been educating the public for 3-7 years now. These birds had personality and they were a hoot (sorry, but I couldn't resist this pun).
Today the weather was just perfect. It was sunny with a nice, cool, non-dusty breeze to keep us from getting too warm. The weather begged us to have a picnic, so we stopped by our local co-op and picked up some delicious goodies. After a drive to the other side of Sandia and back to town, it was time to stop by the Rio Grande Nature Center and Los Poblanos Ranch.
This weekend was filled with lots of local fun in the city of Albuquerque. On Saturday, my husband and I went to the May Day Celebration at Skarsgard Farms to swing on giant two seater swings, eat local food and buy organic and locally grown plants for our porch. On Sunday, we went to the opening day of the Rail Yard Market in Albuquerque. It's very exciting for our city to open up a new large scale market in the heart of downtown. What makes it so very unique is the location. It is located in one of the old rail yard buildings. It was a packed market filled with local growers, art vendors, and musicians. I hope that this market continues to grow and becomes a major attractions to visitors to our cities as well as continuing to draw in the local crowd. .
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