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Christina Selby
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Christina Selby

Fifteen years ago, at the end of a six-month road trip, Christina Selby visited Santa Fe and never left. In her quest to write and photograph stories that engage readers in the natural world, she has kayaked the Sea of Cortez, followed honeybees through the Himalayas, and pursued lost monkeys in the Amazon. She spent the past two years crisscrossing New Mexico in search of wildflowers for her new book, Best Wildflower Hikes New Mexico (Falcon Guides). The project took her from the coldest alpine lakes to the hottest deserts in the state and everywhere in between. “Because it was my job to hike, I did it on weekdays, when there were few others on the trails—a fact of life in New Mexico, for which I am grateful every day.”

This Biologist Buzzes for Bees

Olivia Carril has a honey of a gig. The Santa Fe Girls’ School science teacher and coauthor of The Bees in Your Backyard: A Guide to North America’s Bees (Princeton University Press) travels the state…

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Five Ways to Find Wildflowers

YOU NEVER QUITE KNOW what you might learn—or encounter—on a guided hike with a trained professional. Randy Roch, a ranger at the Río Grande del Norte National Monument, recalls one such spring trek…

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Where the Wildflowers Grow

UNDER THE YELLOW-GREEN JUNIPERS and blue-green piñons, a flush of wildflower color has arrived in the foothills of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains near Santa Fe. In mid-May, Tesuque Creek cascades down…

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Fall Color Unfolds in the Gila

On a cool October morning in southwestern New Mexico, mist from Snow Lake drifts into the golden grasses along the trail. Brushstrokes of rose and blue dance across the water, reflecting the predawn…

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Camping with Kids

Plan ahead and bring extra food to make your camping adventure a success. Photograph by Christina Selby. CHOOSE WISELY. If it’s your first time out, start close to home, advise expert family campers…

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