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About two weeks ago my wife and I met Wilderness Ranger Atieno Ouma on the Santa Barbara Trail in the Pecos Wilderness. She is a cheery, young woman with whom we had a friendly chat. We … more
LOS ALAMOS -- The sweet sounds of songbirds are sliding toward silence following a massive piñon tree die-off on a local, high-altitude shelf of land. more
Enjoy phenomenal star watching and deep sky viewing at the amateur astronomy night in the Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve from 8:30 p.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday, (Sept. 8). It's a short … more
Hiking to the top of Wheeler Peak (elevation 13,167') is epic. It's New Mexico's highest peak and overlooks the vast Wheeler Peak Wilderness Area. The hike usually encompasses the full Wheeler Peak … more
I always enjoy writing about the annual Perseid (PURR-see-ID) meteor shower. It’s one of the most reliable and relatively prolific meteor showers of them all. more
In the rocky crags above Williams Lake, three intrepid birder-scientists confirmed the presence of a bird species not observed breeding in New Mexico for nearly 30 years.Luke … more
With the return of the rain, the forests are vibrantly green and full of life. The Carson National Forest reopened July 10 and hikers are out in the backcountry again. The monsoon rains … more
Rufous hummingbirds are back! These orange-colored, bossy hummingbirds migrate north through California in the spring to their nesting grounds in the Pacific Northwest up to … more
Curious about astrology and the zodiac? Check out this series about the 12 signs, with a Taos flare. more
Get your fishing poles and get up to Questa for the Second Annual Questa Fishing Derby. The event will take place Saturday (July 21) from 8 a.m. to noon at Eagle Rock Lake in Questa, just 1.5 … more
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