This past weekend Bosque Bill and I decided to go to Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge. We had heard that the fall colors were beautiful and that winter migrants were beginning to arrive. We left town early and arrived at Bosque del Apache happily anticipating seeing gorgeous fall color and lovely birds.
When we arrived at the entrance, the attendant asked if we would like to have a copy of the new Habitat publication, which is the official yearly publication of Bosque del Apache that has maps and information about the wildlife refuge. I was trying to affix the pass to the windshield and handed the magazine to Bill without looking at it. Bill looked at the magazine and said, “That’s me!” And surely enough it was.
Earlier in the year Bill and I had taken a photo workshop at the wildlife refuge, and I had sent the some photos to the Executive Director of the Friends of the Bosque del Apache NWR. Imagine our surprise when we saw my photo of Bill right in the center of the cover.
We were pleased to discover that this publication would be used at Bosque del Apache during all of 2012.
This is the original of the photo:
You might also enjoy reading the blog post about our day with the Harris Hawks, Bosque Bill and the Bird.
We had a lovely day at the wildlife refuge, enjoying the spectacular scenery and photographing birds.
Later in the day, I was able to persuade Bill to pose with a copy of the magazine. You can see the man behind the camera!
We saw some lovely birds that day as well, which I will write about in a blog post later this week.