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UNM-Taos students sample water from the Rio Fernando de Taos watershed as part of a project for Amigos Bravos & Water Sentinels

It’s Water-Monitoring Season: You Can Help!

by Eric Patterson- Adapted from Rio Grande Sierran Water Sentinels—Rios de Taos will start the 2018 water-monitoring  season with a training session and first monitoring shortly after Memorial Day, a second in early July and a third in early September.  Each requires a morning’s effort and is usually finished by noon.  If you are interested […]

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The Taos Lilac Festival is blooming in Taos, NM!

Come Celebrate the Heritage of Lilacs! The Grand Festival Weekend, May 18-20, 2018 will include a pet parade and costume contest; live entertainment; children’s carousel; food and crafts vendor and many family friendly activities. Lilacs flourish abundantly in Taos and peak the last two weeks of May. There will also be an air expo, Taos Lilac […]

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The skeleton during excavation. Some of the bones were damaged from exposure to the elements. CreditRick Hunter

An Ancient Horse Is Unearthed in a Utah Backyard

Paleontologists recently determined that a skeleton discovered during a landscaping project belonged to a horse from the Pleistocene Era. By Laura M. Holson The horse had arthritis when it died. It is possible, too, that it had bone cancer in one ankle. That can happen to any horse once it gets to be a certain […]

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Field Trip to Rio Mora National Wildlife Refuge

Time to get outside and enjoy nature! This field trip on Saturday, May 19th will focus on breeding & late-migrant birds at Rio Mora National Wildlife Refuge—a restricted access NWR site managed in conjunction with the Denver Zoo Foundation. We will be exploring breeding birds in Riparian, Grassland, Ponderosa forest and Pinõn-Juniper woodland ecosystems – […]

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