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Bullsnakes (Pituophis catenifer sayi) are large, heavy-bodied, nonvenomous snakes found throughout North America from southern Canada into Mexico. Bullsnakes are probably the most … more
The image shown here is of two emission nebulae in the constellation Serpens Cauda (The Serpent's Tail). The larger one, which … more
Everywhere you go this summer in Taos, people are talking about bug bites. Whether you are working outside, gardening, farming, fishing, camping or hiking, this has been a … more
If you love to explore remote areas in nature but don't care for sleeping on the ground or otherwise roughing it, glamping may be for you. more
Public land trails need upkeep and public land agencies don't have enough staff to get the job done. So the agencies rely heavily on trail volunteers. Recently, the Bureau of Land Management and … more
The Río Grande del Norte National Monument is home to breathtaking hikes down into the gorge of the Río Grande and up to mountain tops. Its unique volcanic geology, rich cultural … more
A favorite getaway in Colorado for Taoseños is the Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve, a little over 100 miles from town. Now there's yet another reason to visit: the park has been … more
It really is going to warm up soon around Northern New Mexico (recent snowstorm not withstanding) into perfect hiking, biking, trail-running and horseback riding weather. So what should you keep in … more
Aside from predators and the natural risks of making such a journey, migratory birds also face a growing threat that's impacting bird populations worldwide: plastic pollution. more
Mountain biking is a unique combination of communing with nature and experiencing the adrenaline rush of riding down a rocky mountain trail as quickly and skillfully as … more
The large reddish blob you see in the center of this image is M86 (the 86th object in Charles Messier's famous list of deep space objects). It is one of the largest in the Virgo Super Cluster of … more
This image of our sun was taken with the new solar telescope at the Girl Scouts of New Mexico Trails camp Elliott Barker near Angel Fire, New Mexico. The grainy orange peel-like texture of the … more
The secrets of the Río Grande are revealed to those who paddle its waterways. more
This "hamburger" is a Whopper of galactic proportions. more
If you want to experience the outdoors at a slightly slower pace, consider snowshoeing and cross-country skiing. Both are great ways to get some exercise and enjoy the beauty and solitude of the forests that surround Taos. more
More than 500 bills have been filed in the current session of the New Mexico Legislature, and quite a few have potential impacts on outdoor recreation, wildlife, land management and water. One … more
When you look up in a dark sky location, you see a cosmic quilt of stars. But did you know that some of them come in bunches known as open star clusters? In fact, most stars begin their lives in open … more
If you're like me, a world without polar bears would be pretty lame. Right now these big animals are in danger from climate change, aka global warming. more
Garbology is the study of garbage. Where does all of our garbage go after we throw it away? more
Some of the rise in water is caused by glaciers melting. Glaciers are melting faster because the atmosphere is getting hotter and hotter from the greenhouse gas emissions. This is mostly humans' fault. more
About once a month, snow rangers hike, ski and snowshoe their way to the tops of the mountains in Northern New Mexico. They have a … more
With all the beautiful lands around Taos, the possibilities are almost endless for hiking all year-round. Where will you go? Here are 10 great hikes to do in 2019, some familiar, some lesser known. more
Lunar eclipses are like fine wines. They are to be appreciated slowly and enjoyed for their color and "taste." The Full Super Wolf Blood Moon of Jan. 20 was one to be savored for its beauty and stature. more
After a succession of snowstorms blanketed Taos County and much of New Mexico, dozens headed to U.S. Hill and Sipapu Ski Resort over the weekend to make the most of the snowfall.  more
Hunting and sharing the harvest is a tradition that runs deep in Northern New Mexico. more
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