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The sun was still a ways below the eastern horizon when a small gathering of people — mostly scientists and game warden types — gathered at the snowy, silent edge of the Río Grande Gorge. Day began to break. Definition returned to the landscape … more
Last weekend was the start to three “Christmas Bird Count” events in the Taos County area. Local bird-watchers are invited to participate in the counts, and the counts are open to birders of all skill levels. The Christmas Bird Count (CBC) is … more
Hillsides of bare aspen trees, with their alabaster trunks and rocky cliffs shining silent in the sun, mark the coming of late fall to Taos. With many sunny days ahead, this is a good time to visit the forest. Hopewell Lake Trail is located about … more
Have we forever lost our forests to intense mega wildfires like the Las Conchas? Nature works on a different time frame than humans. “Forever” in nature is a really long time, like thousands or even millions of years. Our northeastern forests … more
Solitary is one of the few good ways to describe Chaco in November. Two years ago, I made my first trip to Chaco Culture National Historical Park. It was autumn then, too, and just as empty then as it was during a recent visit, when the … more
Taos-area residents will have another chance to weigh in on regional trail and conservation plans for the area next week. The Taos Land Trust and the Trust for Public Land are hosting the last in a series of meetings to gather community input on … more
The Camino Real Ranger District of the Carson National Forest is embarking on three Taos-area prescribed pile burns.  Officials said they plan to take advantage of favorable fall weather conditions to conduct the burns.   "These pile burns … more
The Valle Vidal, or “valley of life,” is an expansive, rolling area of wide meadows, hillsides and rocky cliffs surrounding creeks and canyons located northeast of Taos. In mid-October, the aspen leaves are still turning, giving the area a … more
If you have ever been out on a trail in the wilderness and thought — “this would be a good place for a trail sign” — you can now help make that happen. This summer, community volunteers joined members of the Carson National Forest (CNF) … more
When the 1955 sci-fi flick “Tarantula” went to the big screens, the creators banked on the fear of spiders that pumps through the veins of the American temperament like venom from a black widow. In the movie, spiders were cast as 100-foot-tall … more
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