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The Sky's Eyes is a remote sensing machine that tracks animal populations and pollinator habitats to analyze change-over-time using detectors inspired by bat biosonar and butterfly and bee eyesight. A butterfly-inspired drone, MetaStitch, locates and delivers basic emergency medical treatment to wounded soldiers in combat zones. Butterfabric, is a water resistant textile based on the hydrophobic properties of butterfly wings and beeswax, used to make waterproof blankets to help the homeless and victims of natural disasters stay warm and dry.
Bee Breeder Melanie Kirby has a window art installation as part of the Annex Windows exhibit coordinated by The Paseo Project. The name of the exhibit is "Hive Mind Alchemy: 2ning in2 2morrow's Future." Kirby said she felt inspired to make her art based on bees because "it takes a community to raise bees, they need flowers and healthy landscapes. I would like to encourage folks to think about how the smallest of fuzzy beasts help to feed them and their families. And that in return, perhaps we can plant more flowers and trees for them and avoid using toxic pesticides and other applications such as fungicides that can poison pollens and nectars and hurt all of our diverse pollinators. We are all interconnected and we give and take, like the broadcaster and the receiver, exchanging energy to promote life and music for each other."
Know how they say, "One image is worth a thousand words?"
Art is the language for things too deep for words. Everybody knows bees, honey and getting stung without words. Everybody knows death, and that bees COoperate and build honeycombs. But did you know that bees excel in COmmunity-building, that they are mysterious, magical COmmunicators?
Think back to a moment when your mother or father, or maybe a loving grandparent or teacher, told you a story. Do you remember it? What feelings do you associate with it? If you're like most people, you will recall those moments with evident fondness. Why? The story itself probably had little to do with it. More likely, it was the love and attention that poured out from that caring adult that helped you feel safe and warm.
Carolina Loyola Gonzales, Age 93, of Ranchos de Taos, NM, passed away on January 18, 2020 in Albuquerque. Carolina Loyola was born in Ranchos de Taos to Ricardo Quinto and Ursulita (Sanchez) Quinto in 1927. She married Max Gonzales on 1/29/1945 in Ranchos de Taos. Carolina Loyola is preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Max Gonzales, daughter, Bernadette Gonzales and the following Siblings:
Local queen bee expert Melanie Kirby is pursuing her questions about the possible connections between New Mexico and Spanish bees by traveling to Spain. Her goal is to learn more about the science and cultural-traditional aspects of bees in order to benefit local beekeepers.
Nine-year-old Asher Dean, a student at Arroyos del Norte Elementary School north of Taos, submitted an essay to a U.S. Forest Service contest and won the honor of lighting the nation's Christmas tree on the west lawn of the U.S. Capitol Building on Dec. 3.