This afternoon we visited the Santa Ana National Wildlife Refuge along the Rio Grande River a few miles
south of here. This is a 20000+ acre preserve in a riparian thorn forest which was purchased by the US and established as a preserve in 1943. It is home to many sorts of wildlife, including over 400 avian species. We had a very enjoyable walk observing flora with which we are not familiar and a diverse display of fauna, mostly birds on this day.