Have you ever seen the cranes?
This year, the festival will also feature the even rarer appearance of deceased conservationist Aldo Leopold; writer and recording artist Richard Bodmer, one of two keynote speakers, will portray the legendary naturalist and ecologist. Other activities include talks by Mike Phillips, executive director of the Turner Endangered Species Fund, as well as biologist-led tours of the refuge, photo-graphy and birdwatching workshops, and displays of work from artists inspired by the refuge's wildlife.
The festival takes place at the Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge, Nov. 19-24. For more information, call 505/835-2077 or visit www.friendsofthebosque.org/crane.