New Mexico Magazine6 min de lectureCookbooks, 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
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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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From Our Readers
As an out-of-state subscriber, I wanted to let you know that since COVID-19 I’ve only been able to visit through your magazine. The January/February issue was beautiful, with pictures of the New Mexico Magazine Photo Contest winners. Until I can visi
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Your Monthly Guide to NM Culture: Drink It In
Entombed in an earthen room at Pueblo Bonito in Chaco Canyon, these black-and-white cylindrical vases were revered in Ancestral Puebloan culture. But in AD 1100, the Chacoans lit a fire under the shelf where they were stored, destroying many of the v
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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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Bull’s-eye
Here’s the legend: In 1961, characters from the short-lived Little Beaver Town adventure park, in Tijeras Canyon, shot a huge bow and landed a giant arrow in a base of fresh cement where Albuquerque’s Carlisle Boulevard roars past Indian School Road.
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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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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
New Mexico Magazine1 min de lectureFashion
Rail Line
Fred Harvey never got to fully realize his jewelry line. When the hotelier and entrepreneur died, in 1901, he had only recently embarked on a turquoise jewelry line that carried his name throughout the West. Harvey already had trackside restaurants,
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The Turning Pointe
The image feels like a dreamscape. Atop the undulating dunes of White Sands National Park, ballet dancers turn, plié, and seemingly float beneath a stunning blue sky. Their bare feet paint brushstrokes in the sugary gypsum. Isaac Garcia stretches int
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Palm
The big name in birds packs its app with more than 800 North American species, 3,000 photos, range maps, interesting facts, and more than eight hours of song and call audio clips. Best feature: “It allows people to get involved in conserving birds by
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Yes, It’s State. No Passport Required.
E. SHANE SCANTLEBURY lived in New Mexico for 10 years before moving to Benson, Arizona, where he noticed something odd about the signs on eastbound I-10. “The entire state of New Mexico is missing,” he said. “All the signs outside of Tucson indicate
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Benefits Plans
Peter Dodds had some pretty specific ideas about his ideal retirement destination. The former Army officer had lived in Mainz, Germany, and South Korea before landing in Olympia, Washington, where he took a post in the Washington State Legislature’s
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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
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Palm Pilots
The big name in birds packs its app with more than 800 North American species, 3,000 photos, range maps, interesting facts, and more than eight hours of song and call audio clips. Best feature: “It allows people to get involved in conserving birds by
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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
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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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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
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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 de lectureRegional & 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
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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
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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
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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
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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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