There is not a dull page in this book and it reminded me of some of the best natural history books that I’ve read over the years.
Prof. Mancuso’s Botanical Believe-It-Or-Not
Some plants distribute their seeds by hitching rides on motor vehicles.
The Orange That Isn’t One
As impressive as the fruits are, they’re inedible. They are filled with the milky sap called latex, similar to what’s in rubber trees and milkweed plants.
Fall in the South Valley of Albuquerque
On my 5.5-mile walk Sunday morning, here’s what I encountered. At the top, a cottonwood against the fall sky.
Hummingbirds in New Mexico
In more than forty years of bird watching in Albuquerque, I’ve only seen the Rufous one time, and it was busy chasing other hummingbirds away from trumpetvine flowers.