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The adobe architecture of Taos is what gives the area its visual charm. Imagine Taos without the Pueblo, the church in Ranchos and the Plaza - where would the enchantment be? more
Every semester, John Ubelaker, a professor, guides a group of students from the main Dallas campus of Southern Methodist University through a botany project at SMU-in Taos at Fort Burgwin. more
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
The chapter in Taos of the Native Plant Society of New Mexico is hosting the annual state conference Sept. 14-17. “The Seed: Past, Present and Future” is the theme of the … more
Taos residents love quaking aspen trees (Populus tremuloides). Their care can be challenging during the heat and dryness of the summer. Let’s start with the aspen tree profile. Aspen … more
Spanish: estafiate English: sacred sage, South Dakota sage, man sage, silver wormwood, prairie sage Family: Asteraceae Genus and species: Artemisia ludoviciana Estafiate is common … more
Retired editor and Taos resident Michael Burwell has been wearing a hearing aid since 1998. He had long established a routine in which he removed his hearing aid before going to sleep, after which he … more
Propolis is a dark brown to red sticky resin that honeybees collect from a variety of trees - including cottonwood, aspen and birch - for use in the beehive. It used to be thought that this resin was used just to seal the cracks and … more
Imposing constraints on specific operations of forest treatment to make it compatible with wildlife and other uses can be costly.So, to what extent can constraints be imposed on forest treatment without ending up with an economically unviable … more
Members of the Taos chapter of the Native Plant Society of New Mexico are excited to be hosting their third state conference since the chapter was created in 1999. The conference, scheduled Sept. 14-17, will be based at the Fort Burgwin campus of … more
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