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New Mexico wildflowers abound New Mexico's high country

During the summer months, the mountains around Taos explode with colorful wildflowers. As you hike along the trails, you may see yellow, purple and pink blooms in an amazing range of shapes and sizes. If you really slow down and look, you may notice even more flowers and learn something about nature, too. more

Solar eclipse countdown

A total solar eclipse is coming up next month. I am really, really thrilled. Here's why. more

Mountain bikers take over Angel Fire slopes

Charging down the mountain on two-wheeled beasts, armored up in full-body pads and covered in mud are downhill riders from Angel Fire’s biking trails. When the snow melts and the … more

Who maintains 613 miles of trails in the Carson National Forest?

In June, Taoseño Tom Mavilia assisted Craig Saum and Ian Barbosa, both Carson National Forest rangers, with a group of volunteers who came to Taos from many towns and cities around New Mexico to spend their weekend maintaining the hiking trails that are such an integral part of life up here in Northern New Mexico. more

Summer hiking: Trampas Lakes

To wake up on a sunny morning at Trampas Lakes is to start the day amid some of the most glorious natural beauty in Northern New Mexico. The two lakes sit at the base of the towering Truchas Peaks, which extend beyond 13,000 feet in elevation. more

Eclipse countdown

A total solar eclipse is coming up next month.I am really, really thrilled. Here's why. During a solar eclipse, the moon maneuvers between Earth and the sun, throwing a band of shadow, the umbra, onto Earth's surface. For the lucky folks in the direct path of the eclipse -- the path of totality -- it's sure to be an awe-inspiring and otherworldly event. The sun will appear as a black disk and it'll be dark enough to see the stars. more

Reel Talk

NEW MEXICO FISHING REPORT This fishing report, provided by Bill Dunn and the Department of Game and Fish, has been generated from the best information available from area officers and anglers. Conditions encountered after the report is compiled may … more

Getting to know Cancer the crab

With the summer season officially upon us, there's no better time than now to take a look at Cancer the crab. more

Healthy forests are better for wildlife

Note: This is a continuation of the previous edition of "Natural Resources Notebook." Can productive, extractive management be made compatible with wildlife in achieving sustainability? The term "sustainable productive forest management" implies that … more

Enchanting burrowing owls make home in Taos

Taos birdwatchers eagerly await John Lay's email missives. "Both owls on burrow," he wrote in early April. Like expectant parents, we're wondering if there will be … more
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