Cardinal Flower – A Toxic Beauty

There is always a first for everyone and this flower was a first for me. Discovered at Sitting Bull Falls in the Lincoln National Forest, New Mexico this bright red flower can stand out in any landscape. According to the literature, Lobelia cardinalis has been a heavily picked flower for years. The careless taking makes…

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Experiencing New Mexico’s Newest National Wildlife Refuge

Small road-trips can often lead to the best discoveries and first-time memories. A recent quick trip trip to Las Vegas, New Mexico turned out to be a treat in many ways for my friend, Ginny and I. We were meeting with the Friends of Las Vegas National Wildlife Refuge to prepare for a grant I’m…

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