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One generation plants trees...another gets the shade. ~Chinese Proverb

Cottonwood Tree

Posted August 21, 2013. Photo courtesy of ABQ BioPark.

A green stream of Rio Grande cottonwoods (Populus deltoides ssp. wislizeni) stretches from Española to Belen. This bosque is home to a rich mosaic of wildlife, from beetles to coyotes. Discover the diverse and natural beauty of the Cottonwood Gallery, a restored section of the bosque at the Botanic Garden.

Cottonwoods grow along the Rio Grande and provide habitat, reduce noise pollution and clean the air. Their signature heart-shaped leaves decorate Albuquerque and shade picnickers and walkers.

Join us opening day, on August 30, for a hike through ABQ BioPark’s newest exhibit. Learn about the bosque’s historical significance and how you can preserve its future. Native wildlife, thriving wetlands and magnificent 100-foot cottonwood trees await your exploration.

When's the last time you went to the bosque? Join the conversation on Facebook.

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