V.26 No.6 | 02/09/2017
A Chirp Off the Old Block
Saturday, Feb 18: Birding and Breakfast
By Maggie Grimason [ Fri Feb 17 2017 10:00 AM ]
Enjoy a light breakfast followed by a tour of the refuge lead by experienced birders.
V.25 No.41 | 10/13/2016
Saturday, Oct 22: Naturalist Series: Bats Found Around the World
By Desiree Garcia [ Fri Oct 21 2016 11:00 AM ]
Dr. Ernie Valdez from the U.S. Geological Survey discusses different shapes, sizes and colors of bats that occur around the world and their unique behaviors that reflect their amazing morphology.
V.25 No.40 | 10/06/2016
Dam Dam Dam
Saturday, Oct 15: Centennial Celebration
By Joshua Lee [ Fri Oct 14 2016 10:00 AM ]
Shop a unique collection of vendors with handcrafted and vintage goods, food vendors, a beer and wine tent as well as a dedicated kid's area, yoga workshops and magic shows.
V.25 No.36 | 09/08/2016
A Beary Good Time
Sunday, Sep 18: Sandia Mountain Bear Fair
By Monica Schmitt [ Sat Sep 17 2016 10:00 AM ]
A celebration of New Mexico's state mammal including a panel discussion on bear behavior, information booths, kids' activities and live music by Paul Thompson.
Saturday, Sep 17: 10th Anniversary Celebration Of Open Space Visitor Center
By Maggie Grimason [ Fri Sep 16 2016 10:00 AM ]
Tour the Piedras Marcadas Pueblo, see Undercurrents by Bill Pentler in the gallery, enjoy live music, food, art exhibits and family friendly activities.
V.25 No.35 | 09/01/2016
The Daily Word in Slave Labor, NASA and Honeybees
By Monica Schmitt [ Tue Sep 6 2016 11:12 AM ]
A new study gives insight into treating anxiety disorders. Scientists determine that the key isn't simply lowering cortisol levels in the brain, it's lowering them in particular areas of the brain.
NASA always seems to be working on something mind-blowing and certainly larger than life. These days, it's a mission for a spacecraft called Osiris-Rex. Ever wondered what ingredients were involved in the making of the solar system? This spacecraft aims to follow a 500 meter, carbon-rich asteroid holding the answers.
Coffee is an essential component in many Americans' lives, but how much do you think about the origin of your precious roast? Not to put a damper on your beautiful, caffeinated morning but you can most likely thank slave labor for that latte.
Wake me up when the election ends.
I can almost smell musty pages and feel the buzzing yearning for knowledge from here.
In an attempt to kill mosquitoes carrying Zika virus, an aerial pesticide sprayed in South Carolina killed millions of honeybees. The sweet creatures crawled from their hives to escape the poison but died just outside the entrance.
It's bat season! Carlsbad Caverns National Park is home to hundreds of bats that head to Mexico when the weather gets chilly (so, right about now). Before you take a road trip to watch them pour out of the caves at dusk, here's some info about these little winged creatures.
Would you run 8.8 miles to school every day while barefoot? This guy would (and did). Read about the importance of education to Uganda native James Arinaitwe, who gladly took the lengthy journey to learn in his youth.
V.25 No.34 | 08/25/2016
Courtesy of Southwest Print Fiesta's Facebook
Ready, Set, Print
Saturday, Sep 3: Southwest Print Fiesta
By Megan Reneau [ Thu Sep 1 2016 10:00 AM ]
This inagural event will feature original fine art prints, letterpress creations and printed wearables. Local and regional artists and studios will be demonstrating, producing and selling their works.
Courtesy of Noah McLaurine
Reaching a Crescendo
Friday, Sep 2: [Tension-Building Music] Opening Reception
By Maggie Grimason [ Wed Aug 31 2016 10:00 AM ]
The recent work of Noah McLaurine, featuring photographs of public lands and monuments in New Mexico. Runs through 11/5.
Face the Sun
Friday, Aug 26: Mountainair Sunflower Festival
By Joshua Lee [ Thu Aug 25 2016 12:00 PM ]
Enjoy arts and crafts, a sunflower hat contest, food vendors, children's activities and juried art show. Live entertainment from Rye Creek, Erineo, The Roadrunners and Kubatana Marimba Southwest.
V.25 No.31 | 08/04/2016
The Daily Word in Altruistic Whales, Seinfeld and Old-Fashioned Bookshops
By Monica Schmitt [ Tue Aug 9 2016 11:09 AM ]
Hillary Clinton is sued after the parents of two American Benghazi victims claim that her private e-mail servers contributed to their children's deaths.
Do humpback whales practice altruism? The whales repeatedly save other species from from becoming an orca's next meal in the wild. Scientists speculate the reason behind this risky and seemingly heroic behavior.
Good luck keeping up with all the Seinfeld references in this book review. And if you think you caught them all, you should probably get the book.
Researchers in Ontario study peat moss samples and determine that the carbon-rich bogs are threatened by climate change, are more susceptible to starting forest fires and have the potential to raise the global concentration of carbon dioxide.
Don't count on using your phone as entertainment in London bookstores. Many are creating old-fashioned and tranquil atmospheres with no Wi-Fi, where shop-goers can peacefully unplug and browse.
Texas reported its first Zika-related death Tuesday morning after a baby dies shortly after birth. The infant's mother was infected with the virus while in Latin America during her pregnancy, where the fetus also contracted the virus.
This Olympian gets first place in my book. Positivity for the win.
V.25 No.30 | 07/28/2016
A Midsummer Night's Wings
Saturday, Aug 6: Summer Wings, A Festival of Flight
By Monica Schmitt [ Thu Aug 4 2016 10:00 AM ]
Bilingual, guided walks to learn about native animals. Watch a hummingbird capture, banding and release, an insect capture, indentification and release and learn about natureÂ journaling.
V.25 No.28 | 07/14/2016
The Daily Word in Wildlife, Plagiarism and Rich People
By Monica Schmitt [ Tue Jul 19 2016 10:36 AM ]
Whales everywhere rejoice after the US Navy finally stops using harmful underwater sonar.
Coincidence? I think not.
Be a mindful tourist, and not one of these people.
Jon Krakauer's book Into The Wild stirred a wanderlust-y side of many people, to the point where a strikingly large amount are attempting to follow the protagonist's journey to Fairbanks Bus 142 in Alaska.
Why anyone would live in New Mexico with no taste for hot chile peppers is beyond me, but in case the heat doesn't hurt so good (and simply hurts) try extinguishing the pain with milk, not water.
V.25 No.24 | 06/16/2016
Wednesday, Jun 29: What Are Fractals?
By Joshua Lee [ Mon Jun 27 2016 10:00 AM ]
Learn about fractals through presentations and hands-on activities.
The Daily Word in Emojis, Artful Expression and A Chicken Thief
By Monica Schmitt [ Tue Jun 21 2016 11:05 AM ]
A mama Black Bear attacked a marathon-runner at Valles Caldera National Park in defense of her cubs. The runner survived by playing dead, but the Department of Game and Fish euthanized the bear, who was part of a study and wearing a tracking device.
You may be able to purchase a semi-automatic rifle in a number of minutes, but don't count on sending a rifle emoji.
Young artist Kaylin Andres who has been diagnosed with a rare form of bone cancer expresses the realities of her illness through timeless art exhibits.
So, this is strange: In Jackson, Mississippi a 77-year-old man stole three boxes of frozen chicken before hastily riding away on a bicycle.
Looks like the Great Pyramid of Giza is a bit crooked. Ah well, we all make mistakes. Even extraterrestrials.
Anyone else growing as impatient as I am to see Steven Spielberg's rendition of Roald Dahl's fantastically imaginative book The BFG? The director and producer explains why he feels a distinct connection with the Big Friendly Giant.
In case you're looking for some fresh summer road trip jams.
V.25 No.20 | 05/19/2016
Saturday, May 28: Bees and Seeds Festival
By Maggie Grimason [ Thu May 26 2016 10:00 AM ]
Second annual fest with eco-friendly vendors, food trucks, artists and professional beekeepers. Free plants available courtesy of Red Tractor Farm.
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