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Viva Natura: The revival of a Mexican field guide classic David Kimball

Petr Myska probably didn't think that the book he was writing would be threatened with extinction even before some of the species that were featured in his publication. Myska's work was published in 2007 as A Field Guide to the Amphibians, Reptiles, Birds and Mammals of Western Mexico. In short form, it is known as "Viva Natura." Only 2000 copies were published... read more

Mexico's San Felipe: A living desert museum Bruce F. Barber

San Felipe is the center of a living museum that has witnessed the passage of a continuum of men, women and children for the past 2- to 3,000 years. Whereas evidence of their existence remains in most ... read more

Photographer Janelle Lynch launches book contemplating Mexico's nature in repose Dean Gallagher

New Yorker Janelle Lynch, at a relatively young age, has garnered international recognition over the last decade for her large-format photographs of urban and rural landscapes in which the human form i... read more

Going native: gardens in Mexico become more Mexican Jeffrey R. Bacon

As the world's environment deteriorates, some of Mexico's streets and plazas are stepping back toward better ecosystems by going native. Curiously, most ornamental plant species in many Mexican cities... read more

Moonflower, bishop's egg and maritime pine: ornamental plants and flowers of tropical Mexico Linda Abbott Trapp

Common names, scientific names, use and care, cultivation and propagation tips, flowering habits, history and little-known facts for the curious tourist or resident read more

The poinsettia, Mexico's Christmas gift to the world Diodora Bucur

Holiday poinsettias are as much a part of the Christmas fabric as the Nativity scene or the traditional wreaths. Native to Mexico, poinsettias are classic winter bloomers. Commonly known here as flore... read more

How the Mexican fire plant became the poinsettia Maggie Van Ostrand

Once upon a time in Mexico, a little boy was walking to church to see the Nativity scene. He thought hard about a gift to bring the Christ child, but had no money to buy one. Jesus will understand, thought the little boy stopping to gather a few bare weedy branches lying at the side of the dusty road, because my gift will be given with love.... read more

Desert rose, dracaena and pothos: ornamental plants and flowers of tropical Mexico Linda Abbott Trapp

Three beautiful options for your tropical garden in Mexico are the desert rose, dracaena and pothos. read more

Ponytail palm, croton and dwarf poinciana: ornamental plants and flowers of tropical Mexico Linda Abbott Trapp

Three beautiful options for your tropical garden in Mexico are the ponytail palm, croton and dwarf poinciana. read more

Did you know? ´╗┐The first scientific account of Lake Chapala comes from 1839 Tony Burton

The first detailed scientific account of Lake Chapala was written by Henri Guillaume Galeotti. It was based on a visit to Chapala in February-March 1837. The article was published first in French in 18... read more

Crossandra, mango and jellybean plant: ornamental plants and flowers of tropical Mexico Linda Abbott Trapp

Three beautiful options for your tropical garden in Mexico are the crossandra, mango and jellybean plant. read more

Coffee, swamp lily and heliconia: ornamental plants and flowers of tropical Mexico Linda Abbott Trapp

Three beautiful options for your tropical garden in Mexico are the coffee tree, swamp lily and heliconia. read more

Did you know? Many common garden flowers originated in Mexico. Tony Burton

Many common garden flowers were developed from samples collected in Mexico by a German botanist financed by Britain's Horticultural Society. Karl Theodor Hartweg (1812-1871) came from a long line of g... read more

Celosia, century plant and coconut palm: ornamental plants and flowers of tropical Mexico Linda Abbott Trapp

Three beautiful options for your tropical garden in Mexico are the celosia, century plant and coconut palm. read more

Wildflower hunting in Durango Jeffrey R. Bacon

Driving across the state of Durango, flowers paint each region's landscapes with local colors. Wildflower lovers enjoy Durangan flowers nearly all year long because a few hardy species tough out the re... read more
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