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Keeping birds happy, healthy in the heat

Bird activity at local backyards has been strong this summer. Hummingbird activity in particular is off the charts right now. Here are a few mid-summer frequently … more

Growing a community farmers market

The Taos Farmers Market was one of the open-air markets that got its start in the early 1970s."The Taos market operated for the first time in 1972 and was considered successful," according to an … more

Mulling over mullein

The flowers are effective for lower respiratory inflammation and especially useful for a hot, dry cough, encouraging moist secretions and helping to relax spasms. more

Top tips for growing healthy trees in Taos

Like humans, trees can become sick. But unlike humans, trees do not have specialized cells to fight off diseases. So, it is important to do what you can to improve the health of your … more

Wildflowers of the Agua Sarca Trail

Seventeen members of the Taos Chapter of Native Plant Society of New Mexico hiked the Agua Sarca trail (near Sipapu) on July 29 and were delighted to identify more than 60 species of wildflowers and … more

Fechin Gardens: peace and tranquility in the town of Taos

Hidden behind the stately former home of artist Nicholai Fechin a beautiful new garden waits to be discovered. Water bubbles over a small boulder into a … more

Herb of the Month: Arnica

Arnica is one of the best-known medicinal herbs in the Western world with species growing in the Americas and Europe. more

Snap that plant for photo contest

The Native Plant Society of New Mexico has announced its first statewide native plant photo contest, "Snap That Plant!" The competition opened July 1 and will close Sept. 30.Do you enjoy taking … more

Fire blight bacterium affects fruit trees

With the ongoing exceptional dry conditions persisting, our trees are stressed and stress invites pests.This month's article will focus on fruit trees. Keep in mind the record-breaking climatic … 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
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