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Getting to know Aries

Days are getting longer. Winds are picking up. Green shoots and buds unfurl from earth and branch. Spring, tentative though it may be in the high deserts … more

Rare birds still make appearance

We've heard many reports of evening grosbeaks in and around Santa Fe lately.These striking, stocky members of the finch family are year-round in much of New Mexico, … more

Río Grande del Norte celebrates 5th anniversary

The Río Grande del Norte National Monument is turning five years old and the RGDN Coalition that helped win the federal designation is celebrating. The 242,555-acre monument was designated by … more

The Monkey Head Nebula

Here’s a deep space object that is worthy of its name, The Monkey Head Nebula (NGC 2174). Unlike the famous Great Orion Nebula, NGC 2174 shines primarily in hydrogen alpha  light. This … more

Tres Piedras Ranger District: Mosaic Rock

One of the wonders of northern New Mexico is the variety of landscapes in every direction. One day you can ski or snowshoe in the Sangre de Cristo Mountains and the next be walking on the desert mesa … more

Thor’s Helmet

This is far from being a star nursery although it may someday contribute to one. Rather, it’s a shout out to the surrounding universe that this is a star gone wild. The perpetrator of this … more

Trekking the Taos Valley Overlook

In the winter, the wide, sage-covered mesa is quiet and windswept, allowing the echoes of the past to be heard.The land now known as the Taos Valley Overlook area south of town holds a network of … more

Getting to know Pisces

When our movements are slow and the space around us so big that the swimming descent seems infinite, it must be Pisces season. more

The power of powder

A weekend of clear skies -- no, a whole season free of storms, clouds and snow -- finally gave way to winter Saturday night (Jan. 20). By the time folks in Northern New Mexico woke up on Sunday, the … more

Getting to Know Aquarius

Let's put aside 1960s musicals for the time being but still celebrate the short, monthlong "age of Aquarius" that started last weekend. To all the folks … more
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