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Management constraints impact healthy forests for wildlife

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

Taos chapter hosts state conference focused on seeds

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

Taking stock of trees

During the month of July, Taos arborists, student interns and volunteers will be traveling through the town, counting, mapping and observing the trees that occupy the town of Taos … 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

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

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

'Taos Community Tree Care Project' underway

The "Taos Community Tree Care Project" is well underway toward growing a healthier tree care program in the town of Taos. Thanks to enthusiastic participation in community meetings, the work of numerous volunteers and … more

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

Datura makes excellent companion plant

Guest speakerGeorge Miller, president of the Albuquerque chapter of the Native Plant Society of New Mexico, will be the guest speaker for our monthly meeting on May 17 at 6 p.m. in the boardroom of Kit Carson … more

Yerba del manzo: A versatile healing herb

Yerba del manzo is a plant that grows throughout the Southwestern United States in swampy areas. This is an amazing medicinal herb with many properties. First of all, it is an astringent; … more
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