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...

A paddling of ducks

ANITA WESTERVELT | SPECIAL TO THE MONITOR As we get ready for fall bird migration, a fun thing to think about is the ancient language...

Garden View: Grow a bountiful bee garden

BARBARA STORZ | SPECIAL TO THE MONITOR Plants and crops depend on bees and pollinators to reproduce. So pollinators should be an important part of...

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...

Protecting your landscape from freezing temps

BY ASHLEY GREGORYBefore we dive into protecting your landscape from the dropping temperatures and chilling wind, allow me to introduce myself.I grew up in...

Garden View: The importance of trees

Recently, I asked listeners on my radio show how we could — as individuals — reduce our carbon footprint. Our recent celebration of Earth...

Texas thistle a valuable Valley native

BY ANITA WESTERVELTSpring is here. I know because I saw an American robin — harbinger of spring in the Midwest — hopping around the...

McAllen Marathon logistics require ‘massive undertaking’

BENJAMIN TREVIÑO | STAFF WRITER In the early morning hours, well before the first runners cross the starting line of the McAllen Marathon Scott Crane...

Garden View: Artemisia — A silver jewel in the garden

BY BARBARA STORZLooking for silver foliage plants to fill in or to highlight the showy blooming plants in the garden? Artemisia Powis Castle is...

Garden View: Artemisia — A silver jewel in the garden

BY BARBARA STORZLooking for silver foliage plants to fill in or to highlight the showy blooming plants in the garden? Artemisia Powis Castle is...