Going Deeper with Yerba Mansa

Going Deeper with Yerba Mansa

Going Deeper with Yerba Mansa: I will never forget the moment I realized that The Rio Grande Bosque and I were one in the same. Walking along on a lovely Autumn day, the scent of Yerba Mansa filled the air and the muted light brought out all the yellow pigments from...
Herbal Shorts from the Rio Grande Bosque

Herbal Shorts from the Rio Grande Bosque

Herbal Shorts from the Rio Grande Bosque: If you haven’t figured out that I love the Rio Grande Bosque by now, you are falling behind. I’ve already written about lovely Yerba Mansa and her companion Cottonwood, but what about all those other plants hiding...
Rio Grande Cottonwood ~ Matriarch of the Bosque

Rio Grande Cottonwood ~ Matriarch of the Bosque

Rio Grande Cottonwood, Matriarch of the Bosque: The Cottonwood tree (Populus deltoides wislizenii) is the deeply rooted and life-sustaining matriarch of the Rio Grande Bosque. Our Bosque is a riparian woodland ecosystem with its origins dating back millions of years....
Yerba Mansa ~ Medicine of the Bosque

Yerba Mansa ~ Medicine of the Bosque

Yerba Mansa, Medicine of the Bosque: Fall has always been my favorite season. As a child, it represented a steady string of family birthday celebrations, pumpkin carving, and mascarading. Adding to that now is the seasonal song of the migrating sandhill cranes, the...