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...

McAllen Nature Center, Yoga a perfect pairing

The Adventures of Team Peter Parker — Yoga under the oaksI opened my eyes while I lay under an oak tree to see the...

Super healthy vegetables for Sunday’s big game

BARBARA STORZ | SPECIAL TO THE MONITOR Fresh vegetable trays are a great way to ensure healthy snacks and a way to keep our health...

Garden View: McAllen farmers market offers variety of produce and goods

The Growing Growers Farmers Market, located in McAllen’s Firemen’s Park, is celebrating its 12th birthday today. That may not seem very long ago, but I...

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...

Vida Outdoors: Colorful flowers bring a rainbow of butterflies

BY ANITA WESTERVELTSeptember’s rains provided a tremendous favor for our fall kaleidoscope of butterflies.What’s rain got to do with it? It created a burst...

Garden View: Planting seeds with your child

BARBARA STORZ | SPECIAL TO THE MONITOR Gardening with a child is a great way to plant the seeds of knowledge. When you plant seeds...

Garden tips as the temperatures begin to rise

BY JOHN BRUSHWe are about to begin our “warm season” in the Rio Grande Valley. Plants may begin to grow as early as February,...

Garden View: Petunias are a colorful addition to your home

BARBARA STORZ | SPECIAL TO THE MONITOR Petunias have long been a mainstay in summer gardens north of the Rio Grande Valley. In our climate,...

Garden View: Moringa plants offer a variety of health benefits

The moringa tree, moringa oleifera, originates from tropical and sub-tropical areas of southern Asia, especially India. Moringa has been utilized as a medicinal herb...