Interesting Nature Facts #38 – Guadalupe Mountains

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Interesting Nature Facts #38 – Guadalupe Mountains

Guadalupe Mountains! Welcome to the next installment of a new series of nature photos that will be short & sweet, and all about the native and naturalized wildlife that is all around us with just one or two interesting nature facts that you might not know about. If you want to find out even more,

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The Chisos Mountains of Old West Texas

The Chisos Mountains are old. REALLY old for the Southern United States. These mountains were pushed up to elevations of more than 5,000 feet above sea level by a great deformation during the Cenozoic era (66 million years ago to present). Other geological uplifts during the older Cretaceous period (66 million to 144 million years ago) were also pushed up, and

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El Capitan, West Texas – Ancient America

This is my fourth entry into my new series, Ancient America which features a minimalistic, raw and unpolished look at black and white landscape photography from around North America from the viewpoint of what it would have looked like before people arrived.  El Capitan, West Texas El Capitan in West Texas’ Guadalupe Mountains (100 miles east of

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Chocolate Daisy!

Recently passing through Western Texas and Southern New Mexico, I by chance ran into a fellow Master Naturalist based near Albuquerque who told me all about the chocolate daisy (Berlandiera lyrata) a member of the aster family of native North Americans wildflowers. I was thrilled to have someone to talk shop with outside and under the bright New Mexican

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