Happy New Year!

Happy New Year everyone! Hope 2013 is a good one. I’m hoping to make it a good one here. I have big plans for the Accord for this coming year. I hope to have it in the condition I want in by the end of the year. It may seem like a long time, but I’m one to modify slowly by watching the budget. NOTHING is going on a credit card.

My way home from Chirstmas visits with family, I stopped in the Ladd S Gordon Waterflow Complex which is a wildlife management area for the Valencia and Socorro County in New Mexico. This particular sector I visited was La Joya which is the largest out of the three areas this waterflow complex has. The La Joya Unit covers 3,500 acres which have many ponds for shorebirds and various species from the southern New Mexico desert. Sadly, this time of year I was unable to catch any wildlife activity but seeing the area was quite impressive. It was eerily quiet besides the gentle trickling of water through the tall golden grass. I also had plans to visit the The Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge which is just south of Socorro, NM, but it was getting too dark by that time. This is more impressive and it contains many bird species such as cranes, Arctic geese and many more. Wikipedia says tens of thousands of birds are found here during the autumn and winter months.

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2 thoughts on “Happy New Year!

  1. tysonhugie says:

    Looks like a fun little side trip, Jason! Would be fun to go back there and see all the wildlife. How far did you take the Accord down that dirt road? Were there any other visitors to the management area? Looks like it was really quiet.

    • pawela says:

      Hey Tyson. I didn’t go the whole way since I was running out of daylight. I went maybe 5-6 miles on that dirt road. No one else was there so yes, it was very quiet. Actually felt creepy!

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