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Springtime Nature – April 2016, #2

As I have done most afternoons lately, I drove up to Orilla Verde, to see what was going on. I had my fly rod and tackle in the van, but didn’t think it likely that I would go fishing, since the … Continue reading

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Spring Wildflowers #5 – Embudo, NM

The claret cup hedgehog cactuses continue to bloom – different varieties at different times. Here’s a mound claret cup that’s out in front of our house. It’s just getting started. There will be many more flowers on this guy before … Continue reading

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Spring Wildflowers #3

I’m reserving this post for one of the great desert wildflowers – the claret cup cactus flower. The claret cup is a hedgehog cactus (Echinocereus triglochidiatus) that has a number of varieties, but all with the same flower. The name … Continue reading

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The Vista Verde Hike

In the Rio Grande del Norte National Monument, the Vista Verde parking area and trail head is located part-way up the dirt road (Rt. 567) that climbs out of the Rio Grande Gorge from Taos Junction bridge to the West … Continue reading

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