Leonora Curtin Wetland Preserve

The Leonora Curtin Wetland Preserve in La Cienega has reopened after being closed during the coronavirus pandemic.

The Santa Fe Botanical Garden reopened the Leonora Curtin Wetland Preserve to visitors Saturday.

The 35-acre nature preserve had been closed for months because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

It is on the Interstate 25 frontage road in La Cienega and contains distinct wetland, transitional and dry upland landscapes as well as a natural-spring fed pond.

"The New Mexico sunflowers are in full bloom," said Lindsay Taylor, director of institutional advancement. "It feels like a wall of sunflowers when you're walking through the main trail."

Admission is free, but a donation is suggested. Face masks are required by all visitors, and there is no potable water or public restrooms on-site.

For more information, visit santafebotanicalgarden.org.

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