New Mexico Magazine6 min gelesen
Grinding It Out
Twenty-five miles north of Las Vegas, a gentle giant of a building welcomes drivers to a pastoral valley where the present keeps close company with the past. A metal waterwheel straddles the rushing spring waters of the Mora River. Beyond it, a path
New Mexico Magazine1 min gelesenNature
Ready to Soar
Gather the right tools. Bird-watching is a pretty inexpensive activity, but you need some essential tools, including a notebook, a good set of binoculars (see p. 44), and a field guide to help identify the birds you see. Every New Mexico birder shoul
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Jenna McCullough
A third-generation birder and third-year doctoral student, Jenna McCullough spends her days sorting through cabinets of preserved birds at the University of New Mexico’s Museum of Southwestern Biology, where she studies the colorful passerines of the
New Mexico Magazine2 min gelesenRegional & Ethnic
One Hot Chef
Marc Quiñones is in it to win it. Whether he’s creating award-winning dishes, competing on Hell’s Kitchen, or training for a marathon, the Hotel Andaluz executive chef lives by this motto: “Do the work.” As a young Puerto Rican coming up in the Bronx
New Mexico Magazine6 min gelesenNature
Take Flight
Early last September, I walked up from the wetlands at Río Fernando Park and onto the streets of Taos. I’d passed the afternoon photographing a pair of Cooper’s hawks and a massive great horned owl along the banks of the little creek that cuts throug
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Desiree Loggins
When birds migrate thousands of miles, they follow rivers, flying along the water flow’s metallic gleam. As a birder and ecologist, Desiree Loggins has worked to protect those vital river and shoreline environments. A Sacramento native, Loggins lande
New Mexico Magazine2 min gelesenNature
Close Call
I was minding my own business on a sunny November afternoon when a commotion arose in the backyard. Outside the large window of my Santa Fe work-from-home setup, a bluish bird was perched in a nearby bush, squawking in my direction. “Is that a blue j
New Mexico Magazine3 min gelesen
Out of Site
The RV life is booming. At Aloha RV, in Albuquerque, owner Peter Larson estimates the dealership’s sales were up about 20 percent in 2020. “Thirty percent of those sales are new RVers,” he says. Whether you’re a newbie or a full-timer, these New Mexi
New Mexico Magazine2 min gelesen
Rule the Roost
“New Mexico is the perfect storm for birders,” says Jon Hayes, executive director of Audubon Southwest. Home to more than 500 species, New Mexico boasts environments ranging from high-elevation habitats to riparian forests, and desert scrub to rocky
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What We’re Reading
In 2018, 59-year-old Diné runner Edison Eskeets commemorated the Long Walk by running 330 miles in 16 days, from Canyon de Chelly, Arizona, to Santa Fe. Author Jim Kristofic accompanied him, and in Send a Runner: A Navajo Honors the Long Walk (UNM Pr
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New Mexico Magazine
Chief Executive OfficerEdward Graves Editor In ChiefSteve Gleydura Managing EditorKate Nelson Art & Photography DirectorJohn McCauley Assistant Art DirectorMegan Dailey Advertising & Special Projects Art DirectorTerry Smith Circulation ManagerKurt Co
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Garden Party
New Mexico is vast and ecologically diverse. The birds that frequent your Taos backyard will likely differ from those in Elephant Butte, Farmington, or Tucumcari. Still, for most fledgling birders, it’s the environment most easily observed—especially
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Item We Love
Throughout her 40 years as an artist, Jody Naranjo (Santa Clara Pueblo) has created hundreds of original designs in clay and bronze featuring whimsical creatures, adobe homes stacked Pueblo-style, and smiling Indigenous women. Now the Pueblo potter i
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Trail Feathers
Birding on the trail generally means trading longer distances and rapid heartbeats for the mindfulness of sounds and sights in the surrounding environment—a rustle in the brush, exuberant birdsong, flashy plumage. These hikes allow you to enjoy the t
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Gathering Place
It’s all about teamwork. Community science, also known as crowd-sourced science, citizen science, and volunteer monitoring, involves research and data collection conducted by folks who are not professional scientists. While the primary goal is for sc
New Mexico Magazine2 min gelesenNature
Fly Byes (and Hellos!)
Each bird species has adapted to different ecological conditions based on the best habitats for feeding, breeding, and raising offspring. When conditions in one place aren’t suitable anymore, it is time to fly the coop to a better spot. “The migratio
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Desiree Loggins
When birds migrate thousands of miles, they follow rivers, flying along the water flow’s metallic gleam. As a birder and ecologist, Desiree Loggins has worked to protect those vital river and shoreline environments. A Sacramento native, Loggins lande
New Mexico Magazine3 min gelesen
Trail Master
People didn't "hike" when William Kemsley Jr. was growing up in the 1940s. They walked, and it was just a thing he’d always done, starting with the mile-long trek to his elementary school. Kemsley was working a high-stress job in New York City and re
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Sow Good
Whether with pots of magenta geraniums or 100-pound bags of alfalfa seed, the Roswell Seed Company has been enriching southeastern New Mexico gardens and fields since 1898. Current owner Jim Gill’s great-grandfather John B. Gill, and his brother Walt
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Jenna McCullough
A third-generation birder and third-year doctoral student, Jenna McCullough spends her days sorting through cabinets of preserved birds at the University of New Mexico’s Museum of Southwestern Biology, where she studies the colorful passerines of the
New Mexico Magazine1 min gelesenNature
Ready to Soar
Gather the right tools. Bird-watching is a pretty inexpensive activity, but you need some essential tools, including a notebook, a good set of binoculars (see p. 44), and a field guide to help identify the birds you see. Every New Mexico birder shoul
New Mexico Magazine5 min gelesenFashion
Hidden Jewels
Small enough for her fingers to close over it, the pendant resting on Martha J. Egan’s palm demands a closer look. It bears an image of the Virgin Mary in absolute miniature. “In Copacabana,” she says, referencing the art form’s Brazilian artisans, “
New Mexico Magazine2 min gelesen
Rule the Roost
“New Mexico is the perfect storm for birders,” says Jon Hayes, executive director of Audubon Southwest. Home to more than 500 species, New Mexico boasts environments ranging from high-elevation habitats to riparian forests, and desert scrub to rocky
New Mexico Magazine2 min gelesen
Grant Beauprez
On the sweeping plains of eastern New Mexico, self-described wildlife and bird nut Grant Beauprez is the resident expert on the charismatic lesser prairie chicken and other grassland species. He began studying the greater prairie chicken—a once thriv
New Mexico Magazine6 min gelesenCooking, Food & Wine
Spring Feast
Spanish colonists brought domesticated sheep to New Mexico, and soon lamb found its way into Indigenous and Hispanic cuisines. Chefs throughout the world appreciate lamb for its pronounced flavor, which can stand up to strong seasoning in curries, ta
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Sweet Talk
Archaeologist Patricia L. Crown has long loved Chaco Canyon, where she camped with her father as a teenager. Those trips fortified her interest in ancient history, especially Room 28 at Pueblo Bonito (built around AD 800), where 112 rare ceramic vess
New Mexico Magazine6 min gelesenNature
Take Flight
Early last September, I walked up from the wetlands at Río Fernando Park and onto the streets of Taos. I’d passed the afternoon photographing a pair of Cooper’s hawks and a massive great horned owl along the banks of the little creek that cuts throug
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Fresh Meat
That smiling face at the Santa Fe Farmers’ Market belongs to Antonio Manzanares, of Shepherd’s Lamb. Starting with just 30 ewes when he married his wife and business partner, Molly, he has grown their ranch in Los Ojos to more than 1,000 sheep (and f
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Storytellers
TAKE FLIGHT, P. 36 “For me, birds were a gateway to understanding the world around me and my place in it,” says writer and photographer Jim O’Donnell. “As I came to comprehend the diversity of species, their extreme intelligence, and our impacts on t
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Anne Schmauss
Avian appreciation is a family affair for Anne Schmauss. She opened her Wild Birds Unlimited store in Santa Fe in the early 2000s, inspired by her sisters, Geni Krolick and Mary Schmauss, avid birders with a successful Wild Birds franchise in Albuque
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