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"If we are to achieve long-term stability in our agricultural systems, it may be advantageous for us to start emulating the composting actives of nature and our ancestors," said David C. Johnson, the creator of a new way to compost. more
Retired editor and Taos resident Michael Burwell has been wearing a hearing aid since 1998. He had long established a routine in which he removed his hearing aid before going to sleep, after which he … more
The chapter in Taos of the Native Plant Society of New Mexico is hosting the annual state conference Sept. 14-17. “The Seed: Past, Present and Future” is the theme of the … more
The scope of what isn't known to science about native bees is far vaster than what is. Over the next several years, one scientist is slowly but surely collecting, pinning, labeling and identifying the little critters in the first major survey of native bees in Northern New Mexico. more
The adobe architecture of Taos is what gives the area its visual charm. Imagine Taos without the Pueblo, the church in Ranchos and the Plaza - where would the enchantment be? more
Every semester, John Ubelaker, a professor, guides a group of students from the main Dallas campus of Southern Methodist University through a botany project at SMU-in Taos at Fort Burgwin. more
Spanish: estafiate English: sacred sage, South Dakota sage, man sage, silver wormwood, prairie sage Family: Asteraceae Genus and species: Artemisia ludoviciana Estafiate is common … more
This fall has been a terrific time for watching backyard birds. Not only are we seeing a large number of birds, but the variety has been wonderful. In the fall we normally see more jays, juncos, … more
Do you find that you are sometimes unable to see the forest for the trees? At the Oct. 18 meeting of the local chapter of the Native Plant Society of New Mexico, Toby Gass will present "Spruce-fir: Another Kind of Forest." more
Plant blindness is the inability to see or notice the plants in one's own environment, leading to the inability to recognize the importance of plants in the biosphere and in human affairs. more
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