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The northern flicker is the only woodpecker to regularly feed on the ground. It has a long, barbed tongue that it uses to dig in the dirt to lap up ants. Don't be surprised to scare up a flicker or two while strolling in the woods or along wooded edges. more
Over the past half-century, North America has lost almost 30 percent of its bird population, or around 3 billion birds, according to a new study published last month. more
Green darner dragonfly, an ancient predatorThe common, but beautiful green darner dragonfly (Anax junius) migrates from the northern United States down into Texas, Mexico and Central America, … more
Chamiso (Spanish) - also chamiso pardo or chamiso hediondo Sagebrush, desert sage, big sagebrushFamily: AsteraceaGenus and species: Artemisia tridentataChamiso is abundant in Northern New Mexico as … more
Rounding a corner of the El Nogal Nature Trail, William Kemsley - better known as "Backpacker Bill" - steadies himself with his hiking poles, taking care to … more
Our earliest ancestors relied on native plants for their existence: for food, medicine, shelter and other daily uses. Many healers from different indigenous groups investigated local herbal plants … more
Story and photos by Ellen Miller GoinsThe skies threaten afternoon rain and Moreno Valley wind gusts hard when I pull up to the Wildflower Bed-and-Breakfast to collect Henrik and Lone Krarup for an … more
The green heron (Butorides virescens) is small and winters in southern New Mexico and appears throughout the state during migration to eastern breeding grounds. The green heron feeds on aquatic prey … more
A day spent trekking with llamas through the woods resets the rhythm of the body to a more ancient and natural pace. Under a blue sky in the quiet forest, distractions fade and the pace … more
We not only enjoy observing wildlife and benefit from those that provide food and other resources, but we depend on a healthy, diverse wildlife community in other ways, as well. more
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