This post provides an extended list of the top-featured monthly posts. These other posts are sorted by date, with the most recent in the list being first. They can be a mix of different categories (e.g., events, field trips, or articles written by professional nature journalists, local authors, or chapter members).
Other Recent Featured Posts
- As dinosaurs morphed into birds, they shrank dramatically and adopted a more babylike skull shape. Shown left to right: Velociraptor, a dinosaur of the class that gave rise to birds; Archaeopteryx, often called the first bird; and a modern chicken and pigeon. Credit: Katherine Taylor for Quanta Magazine Modern birds appeared to emerge in… Continue Reading … » » »
- Tiny fossil reveals what happened to birds after the dinosaurs The fossils of a tiny bird found on Native American land in New Mexico are giving scientists big new ideas about what happened after most dinosaurs went extinct. The 62-million-year-old mousebird suggests that, after the great dino die-off, birds rebounded and diversified rapidly, setting the… Continue Reading … » » »
- After much persistent effort, Joe Fitzgibbon was able to acquire and contribute to the Sangre de Cristo Audubon Society website the eight-page final report for the 2016 Los Alamos Christmas Bird Count by Mouser Williams. According to Joe, Mouser Williams was the organizer, driving force, coordinator, and compiler of the Los Alamos Christmas Bird Count… Continue Reading … » » »
- The world has changed. Do we mourn? Or love what’s still here? It’s a crisp, late fall morning in Santa Fe. Larry Rasmussen, a Lutheran lay minister, and I sit side-by-side at his kitchen table. Sometimes we look at one another. But mostly we both look out the picture window. The sky is an iconic… Continue Reading … » » »
- They’re Back! Hummingbirds Return to New Mexico! This is the week when just a few reports of hummingbirds becomes a chorus of sightings. Many birders swear that hummingbirds return on April 15th, or so. It’s true that many of you see a hummingbird for the first time in the middle of April but we’ve had… Continue Reading … » » »