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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

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

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

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

Bullock's orioles help usher in spring migration

Color has returned to Northern New Mexico. Bullock's orioles are beginning to show up. This bright orange and black-colored bird is a member of the Icteridae family … more

Buckwheats gone wild

Have you ever eaten American buckwheat pancakes, kasha, Japanese soba noodles, Russian blinis, French galettes (savory crêpes) and wondered, "What is this ingredient buckwheat anyway?!"Despite … more

Taos Valley farms break new (and old) ground

The land and water of Taos Valley have been sustaining human life for more than 10,000 years since the first nomadic people came here. As corn became a bigger part of their diet, the Native people … more

Herb ofthe Month: Whitetop, Hoary cress, Wild broccoli

In Northern New Mexico, you will see this noticeable member of the mustard family blooming in the spring months of April and May. more

Spring parsley springs forth

Many of you have already noticed a small, ground-hugging plant with pale purplish striped flowers that is a harbinger of early spring throughout the state. more

Herb of the Month: Storksbill, Filaree

Growing throughout New Mexico, and the world for that matter, storksbill is a member of the geranium family that was likely introduced by Spanish explorers to the Southwest. more
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