Saturday, September 7, 2019 at 7:30 AM to Sunday, September 8, 2019 at 8:30 AM.
Location: Leonora Curtin Wetland Preserve. Limited parking available. See below for parking and shuttle information.
Cost: FREE

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First Annual, 24-Hour Bio Reverie!

Funded by Dancing Star Foundation

Help our docents and volunteer scientists identify as many species as possible within 24 hours at the Leonora Curtin Wetland Preserve! Techniques will range from live insect trapping to eye-shine surveys to pond dipping. Activities for kids and adults of all ages will happen throughout the entire 24 hour period. 

Event Details & Helpful Information:

Parking & Location

The Bio Reverie will be held at the Leonora Curtin Wetland Preserve. Parking is limited. If the lot at Leonora Curtin Wetland Preserve is full, please park at El Rancho de las Golondrinas. Shuttles will run from las Golondrinas to the Preserve every 20 minutes. 

El Rancho de Las Golondrinas
334 Los Pinos Rd, Santa Fe, NM 87507
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Schedule of Events

Be sure to download the iNaturalist App to participate!

September 7, 2019

7:30 AM-8:30 AM: Bird Walk w/ Rocky Tucker
A guided bird walk with a local expert. Registration link coming soon.

9:00 AM – 10:00 AM: South Path Walk
A guided walk with experts to identify species on the south side of the Preserve. Registration link coming soon.

10:00 AM – 11:00 AM: North Path Walk
A guided walk with experts to identify species on the north side of the Preserve. Registration link coming soon.

11:00 AM – 12:00 PM: Insect Netting and Scat ID
A guided walk with an insect and scat expert to explore insect traps, netting, and tree beating. Registration link coming soon.

12:00 PM – 1:00PM: Fungus Foray
A guided walk to learn about local mushrooms and uses from a local expert. Registration link coming soon.

12:30 PM – 2:00 PM: Biodiversity Festival – NO REGISTRATION REQUIRED.
Hands‐on educational stations with experts: Plants, birds, bats, insects, aquatic invertebrates, fungi, and amphibians/reptiles.

1:00 PM – 3:00 PM: Pond Dipping
An exploration into what species live in the pond. Guided by local experts. Registration link coming soon.

2:00 PM – 3:00 PM: Bee Survey
A guided walk to find local bees by a local expert. Registration link coming soon.

3:00 PM – 4:00 PM: Butterfly Walk
A guided walk to find butterflies and their habitats. Registration link coming soon.

4:00 PM – 5:00 PM: Dragonfly Identification at the Pond
A guided tour to our diverse dragonfly population. Registration link coming soon.

5:00 PM – 6:00 PM: Off Trail Perimeter Hike
An off-trail, guided walk to identify species following the perimeter of the Preserve. Please wear close-toed shoes. Registration link coming soon.

7:00 PM – 8:00 PM: Evening Bird Hike
The last public event of the day! A guided bird walk to see the evening birds. Registration link coming soon.

September 8, 2019

7:00 AM – 8:00AM: Bird Survey
A guided walk to identify birds by a local expert. Registration link coming soon.

8:00 AM – 8:30 AM: Closing Ceremony!

If you are interested in participating in events between 8pm and 7am, please contact Zac Carlson,

Why We Need a Bio Reverie: 
We want to study the biodiversity of our region and improve our Citizen Science endeavors in Northern New Mexico. Improving biodiversity information and studies allows for more and more accurate research studies to be conducted. 

Cienegas are unique and rare in the Southwest, and are disappearing due to misuse and invasive species. We are extremely lucky to have a cienega near Santa Fe and it is our duty to preserve this unique resource for our local flora and fauna. There are species that are found in cienegas that are not found elsewhere in the Santa Fe region – dragonflies, unique birds, invertebrates, and unique vegetation. 

About Dancing Star Foundation: 
Dancing Star Foundation studies biodiversity all over the world and is involved in active ecological restoration efforts and environmental research. Their goal is to sensitize people around the world to the importance of biodiversity around the world. To learn more, visit their website.

Leonora Curtin Wetland Preserve

Leonora Curtin Wetland Preserve