Border BioBlitz documents Santa Ana wildlife in binational science effort

ALAMO — Looking to preserve the biodiversity of the Rio Grande Valley, volunteers from both sides of the border have been working to document...

Garden View: Holiday gifts from the farm

BY BARBARA STORZFarmers markets are a great source to seek a range of gifts originating from area farms. The Growing Growers Farmers Market in...

Identifying birds in the Valley not always easy

Identifying birds isn’t always easy in the Rio Grande Valley. Young birds don’t always come into their adult markings until they are a year or...

Garden View: Chives: Easy to grow and healthy, too

Chives are a perennial member of the Onion family and are native to North America and Eurasia. Onion chives, which have tubular leaves similar...

Garden View: Create a rain garden

BY BARBARA STORZRain gardens offer a way to reduce rainwater runoff, which contributes to flooding. These gardens filter the runoff and lessen the amount...

Palm trees beneficial to bats

ANITA WESTERVELT | SPECIAL TO THE MONITOR Torrents of rain come to the Rio Grande Valley once or twice a year. After a few days, hordes...

Garden View: Celebrate National Nutrition Month at the farmers market

BARBARA STORZ | SPECIAL TO MONITOR March is National Nutrition Month and the Growing Growers Farmers Market is celebrating in a special way. In the...

Hobbies in nature series at Quinta Mazatlan

BY SPECIAL TO THE MONITORGet ready for the most colorful migration of the year with Quinta Mazatlan’s “Spring Songbirds, Colorful Travelers” from 3 to...

Garden View: Poinsettia selection and care

Garden View: You may have already picked up a view of these beauties for the holiday season.

Garden View: There are many reasons to garden

Gardening is a great way to connect with nature and to unwind and relax. It can also be enjoyed alone or with family. Research...