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Bees: Messengers of love

"For bees, the flower is the fountain of life;For flowers, the bee is the messenger of love."- Kahlil Gibran, poetThe relationship that bees have with flowers is very much like the … more

Getting acquainted with 'terror of the earth'

Terror of the earth, goat's head sticker, puncture vine (English)Tríbulo (Spanish)Tribulus terrestris (genus/species)Zygophyllaceae (family)You might think that you don't know Tribulus terrestris, a flat-ground-hugging little plant with yellow … more

The roots of greatness: Four tree-mendous giants hold national crown for size

More than a century ago, about the time New Mexico became a state, a Goodding black willow sapling emerged naturally — or was planted by a resident — along an earthen irrigation ditch near the center of Taos. It survived through drought, … more

Local expert provides tips on using feng shui

Are you feeling stressed or overwhelmed? Your surroundings, particularly your home, may have something to do with it. Feng shui consultant Sheryl Bhame talks about how this traditional Chinese art of harmonious … more

Herb of the Month: Yerba del Buey

English: Gumweed, Spanish: Yerba del Buey. Yerba del Buey is in bloom throughout August in Northern New Mexico and … more

Taking care of your trees in drought conditions

It is essential to care for your trees, especially under the harsh conditions that Taos is currently weathering. Trees provide habitat for wildlife, help support other plants, cool the environment … more

Bison Star Naturals: In harmony with nature

Bison Star Naturals has been making their fragrant and sustainable products since 2013 in Taos. The company's beautiful soaps in the shapes of shells, hearts and buffalos are available … more

You can attain a certified wildlife garden habitat

The National Wildlife Federation offers a “Garden for Wildlife” program. If the criteria exist in your backyard or farm, you can get your yard certified through a simple application process and it can become an educational tool. A plaque placed … more

Know before you spray

Springtime and summer mean weeds. For a lot of people, that means pulling out the chemical herbicide to spray the plants into submission instead of the hard work of pulling the weeds out by the roots. But those … more

The wonders of pine cones and the trees that produce them

On June 20, the Taos Chapter of the Native Plant Society of New Mexico welcomes Renee Galeanno-Popp, founder of Project Pine Cone, as the speaker at our monthly meeting at 6 p.m. in the boardroom of … more
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