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The Cone-Nose and Chagas Disease: West Texas Realities to Reckon With

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. This week, a question from Rachel Monroe of Marfa. Monroe was preparing recently … Continue reading

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The Rough-Footed Mud Turtle: A Water-Lover in a Parched Land

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. What kinds of turtles live around Marfa? The question comes from Nathan Stueve. … Continue reading

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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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