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Beyond Rock Art: Discovering Daily Life in Prehistory at Hueco Tanks

Hueco Tanks State Park, east of El Paso, contains an ancient rock art legacy unlike any in West Texas, or in North America. Thousands of painted images on stone outcroppings suggest this was a place of tremendous importance, of sacred … Continue reading

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Horned Lizards – The Travails of a Texas Icon

For this episode, Nature Notes is teaming up with “West Texas Wonders” – a new reporting series where listeners ask questions and Marfa Public Radio finds answers. JD DiFabbio of Marfa asks, “What’s the current population of horny toads in … Continue reading

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In “Bedrock Features,” West Texas Prehistory Is Etched in Stone

Often overlooked, they’re among the most abundant signs of our region’s ancient human past. To encounter one in a remote corner of West Texas – the caprock canyons, the Devils River, the Big Bend desert – is to be reminded … Continue reading

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West Texas “Water Shrine”: Encountering An Ancient Desert Civilization at Hueco Tanks State Park

What’s now West Texas was home to nomadic societies for more than 10,000 years. But, about 1,500 years ago, some Chihuahuan Desert peoples began to adopt a different way of life. They embraced agriculture – farming corn, beans and squash … Continue reading

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Where the West Winds Blow: What Causes the West Texas Windy Season?

For this episode, Nature Notes is teaming up with “West Texas Wonders” – a new reporting series, where listeners ask questions and Marfa Public Radio finds answers. Adele Powers lives in Marfa. “Windy season is the bane of my existence,” … Continue reading

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