Riverside Nature Center
We are CLOSED until further notice beginning
Tuesday, March 17, 2020.
Observe birds and animals from large windows overlooking a wetland where food and water attract wildlife. Exhibits feature the plants and animals of the riverside with emphasis on historic uses and ecosystems. Outside herb and xeriscape demonstration gardens are located adjacent to the facility. The Center’s hours vary by season and event.
Riverside Nature Center Wetlands
The Nature Center was originally designed to overlook a wetlands of one of the oxbows which once existed along the Animas River. The wetlands were constructed and the wildlife have inhabited it. The wetlands serve as a refuge for wildlife and provides people an unique viewing opportunity from the Nature Center and specific points on the trail. Come and enjoy this wonderful hideaway in Animas Park
While visiting the Nature Center, don't forget to visit the Herb and Xeriscape Gardens.
Join Education Specialist Donna Thatcher and the Tuesday Birders for a guided bird walk through Animas and Berg parks. Plan for a leisurely stroll of one to two miles and don’t forget your binoculars. Come early for coffee or stay late and bring food for lunch in the observation room.
Tuesdays from 9:00 - 11:00 a.m. October through March and 8:00 – 10:00 a.m. April through September. Join Donna Thatcher, Education Specialist, and other birders for bird watching from the Riverside Nature Center and a leisurely walk of 1 to 2 miles in Animas and Berg Parks. Info: (505) 599-1422
BROWN BAG BIRDING
Wednesdays at 12:00 – 1:00 p.m., bring your lunch and join Riverside Nature Center staff and volunteers in the observation room to watch wildlife as we eat. Info: (505) 599-1422