Monthly Archives: February 2011

The Splendid Ocotillo

One of the most common plants in our area is the Ocotillo. We love its odd growth habit and beautiful red flowers in the spring, so much so that it has become a common landscaping plant throughout the Southwest. But … Continue reading

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Lechuguilla: Short Plant with a Long History

The Agave Lechuguilla is the smallest agave growing in the Trans-Pecos area of the Chihuahuan Desert. Its leaves are usually less than an inch wide and the plant ranges from 12 to 18 inches in height. Though sometimes listed as … Continue reading

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Visiting the Chihuahuan Desert

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Photography in the Chihuahuan Desert

Every ecosystem presents nature photographers with unique challenges. If the number of photographers who focus exclusively on West Texas is any indication, the Chihuahuan Desert may fairly be said to present more than its share. Though the largest desert in … Continue reading

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