Herbal Tales from The Chihuahua Desert

Herbal Tales from The Chihuahua Desert

Herbal Tales from The Chihuahua Desert: The northern Chihuahua Desert is a striking land filled with surprises of all sizes from an unending and humbling skyscape to the plethora of small flowers obscured by the grandeur of the place. Even in the springtime one feels...
Herbalism in the Crossroads of the Southwest

Herbalism in the Crossroads of the Southwest

Herbalism in the Crossroads of the Southwest: Welcoming in another new year often involves reflecting on the past and considering where we would like to go in the coming year. This post reveals those reflections and illuminates the background for the endeavors I am...
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....
Seri Plant Ways from Sonora Mexico

Seri Plant Ways from Sonora Mexico

Seri Plant Ways from Sonora Mexico: The Seris, or Comcaac, are a group of hunter-gatherer people from the coastal region of Sonora Mexico. They have lived in close relationship to both the desert and sea while remaining largely independent and traditional in their...
Prickly Pears ~ Autumn’s Harvest

Prickly Pears ~ Autumn’s Harvest

Prickly Pears, Autumn’s Harvest: Autumn is a time of changes, of honoring the seasonal cycles taking place in the wild and within ourselves. I have found the ritual of picking prickly pears to be one that invites mindful acceptance of these transformations and...