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Know before you spray

Springtime and summer mean weeds. For a lot of people, that means pulling out the chemical herbicide to spray the plants into submission instead of the hard work of pulling the weeds out by the roots. But those … more

The wonders of pine cones and the trees that produce them

On June 20, the Taos Chapter of the Native Plant Society of New Mexico welcomes Renee Galeanno-Popp, founder of Project Pine Cone, as the speaker at our monthly meeting at 6 p.m. in the boardroom of … more

Native bees: In the wilds of Taos, scientific discoveries abound

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

Herb of the Month: Storksbill, Filaree

Growing throughout New Mexico, and the world for that matter, storksbill is a member of the geranium family that was likely introduced by Spanish explorers to the Southwest. more

Spring cleaning: Refreshing your home and garden

With the lengthening of days, we begin to feel more energy.The pineal gland located at the base of the brain receives more light through the retina of our eyes, which signals the human … more

Spraying pesticides for cockroaches bad for ecosystem

Someone asked me if it was okay to have the perimeter of her house sprayed with pesticides for cockroach control. more

Spring parsley springs forth

Many of you have already noticed a small, ground-hugging plant with pale purplish striped flowers that is a harbinger of early spring throughout the state. more

Upcoming agriculture events

Is your acequia looking for money to repair ditches? Worried about meeting state requirements for an audit? Check out the upcoming workshop sponsored by the New Mexico Acequia … more

Tree Talk: Planting an orchard in Taos brings community out

Taos maintains a long history of fruit orchards. Many fruit trees thrive here. And with care – and a little luck from the weather – yield copious quantities of delicious fruit for people (and some birds and bears). Besides contributing to … more

Ice-free birdbaths important in mild winters too

Although much of the late fall and early winter has been mild, the nights have been cold, below freezing, and we've seen little precipitation. As a result, birds don't have much to … more
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