Sevilleta hosts pollinator coordinator for lecture
From 3 to 5 p.m., Friday, Aug. 17, Sevilleta National Wildlife Refuge hosts its monthly lecture series. This month is "Pollinators of New Mexico and their Conservation," with guest speaker Julie McIntyre, Southwest regional pollinator coordinator for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.
This special lecture series is co-sponsored by the University of New Mexico's Sevilleta Long Term Ecological Research Field Station located on Sevilleta. Call (505) 864-4021 to make reservations for this family oriented lecture.
The next lecture will be "Geology of Sevilleta National Wildlife Refuge," with guest speaker Dave Love, principal senior environmental geologist from the New Mexico Bureau of Geology & Mineral Resources to be held from 3:30 to 5 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 14. Reservations are recommended for the program.
The Sevilleta is one of the largest refuges in the National Wildlife Refuge System encompassing 228,700 acres in central New Mexico. It is unique because four biomes, the Colorado Plateau Shrub Steppe, the Chihuahuan Desert, the Short Grass Prairie and the Pinon Juniper Woodland, intersect on the refuge. In addition, the Rio Grande flows through the center of Sevilleta, providing a riparian oasis that plays a vital role in the mixed ecosystems.