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Full Moon Nights at White Sands

A Full Moon Night at White Sands is the kind of experience that everyone should have at least once in their lifetime. The magic and beauty of the white sand dunes in the last light of day and under the bright full moon inspire a powerful sense of communion with …

New Mexico has more species of butterflies than almost every other state in the United States; only Texas and Arizona have more (which they probably borrowed from us, anyway). You can find over 300 different species of butterfly here, particularly in the spring and summer months. Like bees, butterflies are …
Top Ten Hot Springs

Contrary to popular belief, New Mexico is NOT just a giant swath of dry desert. It's actually home to some of the most unique and beautiful hot springs in the country. Don't believe us? Well, let's see how you feel after the article! Here are our top ten hot springs in ...
november in new mexico

Are you  wondering what to do in November in New Mexico? There is no shortage of events, from the last of the Día de los Muertos celebrations to the return of the sandhill cranes and two circuses opening up for Thanksgiving weekend. There’s a lot going on this month, and …
fall colors in new mexico

If you haven’t gotten out to view the fall colors in New Mexico, yet, you’ll want to do it soon! The leaves start changing color in September and reach their peak by mid-October. Of course, the fall colors in New Mexico will continue into November, and the lower elevations won’t …

The Maxwell National Wildlife Refuge in New Mexico is a large collection of habitats for various animals and migratory birds to feed, live, and rest. It is on nearly 3,700 acres of land in northeast New Mexico near the Sangre de Cristo Mountains. The habitats include lakes, wetlands, woodlots, and …

I can’t find the reference now, but I remember its essence.  Look upon the land and hold it in your heart for when it is taken away its memory remains. The speaker I do remember was a Lakota Sioux to his people at the onset of white encroachment and Indian …

We hope you are enjoying summer in New Mexico with your family and friends! We’ve been sharing a lot of information about the best places to go camping, the more remote camping destinations for nature lovers, and how to stay safe while hiking in New Mexico. We want to give …
New Mexico camping Bluewater Lake

If you are looking forward to a New Mexico camping trip, you need to know where the best campgrounds in the state are located. Check out these four amazing camping locations before the summer is out! Your Navajo State Park New Mexico Camping Trip Navajo Lake State Park is one …

We were a group of writers at a University of New Mexico workshop in Santa Fe.  Ten of us poured over xerox copies and computers; the workshop leader, a faint redhead who looked vaguely like a recreational hiker–khaki shorts and pale checked shirt–shared our reading of the day: “Raptorous” by …