Although the Valle de Oro National Wildlife Refuge is still in it's infancy, it is definitely worth visiting. You'll see wide open spaces occupied by seasonal wildlife, including migrating and nesting birds, coyotes,.and smaller critters like toads and lizards. The 570 acres will continue being farmed until the design plans are finalized. Construction is expected to begin in early 2016.
The gates are open from 8:00 to 5:00. You are welcome to drive or ride your bike along the farm roads, walk through the fields or ride your horse along the back ditch bank. At the southwest corner of the property you can access the bosque and walk all the way to the river.
Feel free to stop by the temporary Visitor's Center and possibly meet some of the Refuge Volunteers who are beginning the work of making the old farm house into a place where you can find information about the Refuge and it's Wildlife.
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