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Audubon Birdwalk at Richly Varied Río Laja Site

Common Raven

Green San Miguel By Signe Hammer, photos by Bob Graham Audubon leads a birdwalk on the third Sunday of every month—this month, that’s the 19th, the day after tomorrow. With leader Mike Wheatcroft, we’ll bird along the Río Laja, near the bridge on the new road to Guanajuato. The varied habitat includes open farmland, big [...]

Outlying Communities Offer Untapped Tourism Opportunities

San Miguel de Allende Green Via Organica

By Azucena Cabrera On September 27, in celebration of International Tourism Day, the Municipality of San Miguel de Allende and the Technological University of San Miguel Allende (UTSMA) hosted an event focusing on tourism and community development in Parque Juárez. Inspired by San Miguel’s booming tourism industry, students and teachers of the UTSMA identified opportunities [...]

Hummingbird Festival Family Fun at El Charco

GREEN Audubon

By Sheridan Sansegundo A scavenger hunt, a puppet show by the edge of the Presa, making origami hummingbirds—these are just a sampling of the events at the Kids + Nature Family Day, part of the second annual Hummingbird Festival, hosted by Audubon of Mexico. ids + Nature Family Day Festival Internacional de Colibrí (Oct 9-11) [...]

Aquifer Depletion and Pollution —a Red Flag

GREEN OCAS Irrifation system

Patricia Carmona If the annual loss of groundwater is similar to the size of the Presa Allende, and its recharge of that groundwater is currently only 25 percent of what is extracted, the actions of non-profits, government, and academic institutions are signaling the need for a paradigm shift, which includes the absolute necessity of re-introducing [...]

Por qué pulque: Why Pulque Is the Quintessential Slow Food of Mexico


By Griffin Klement Unlike the dead and flavorless lagers most commonly associated with Mexico today, pulque is a living, complex brew that, despite a nearly 2,000-year history of production in Mexico, has resisted all attempts at bottling and large-scale commercialization. It was pulque’s unique fermentation process, and the simple fact that it tastes better fresh, [...]

Audubon Birdwalk along the Río Laja

By Signe Hammer Audubon leads a birdwalk on the third Sunday of every month—this month, that’s the 21st, the day after tomorrow. With leader Norman Besman, we’ll head to the bridge over the Rio Laja at Montecillo de Nieto, just past the back road into Atotonilco. Audubon Birdwalk Sun, Sep 21, 7:45am-noon Meets in front [...]

NAFTA After 20 Years: “Celebrating” Mexico’s Dependence on Foreign Corn

By Ercilia Sahores In early September, hundreds of people gathered in Mexico City, defying rain and the long commute to the UNAM campus to participate in The International Conference on Mexico’s Dependency on the United States Under NAFTA (Seminario Internacional Subordinación de México bajo Estados Unidos en el marco del Tratado de libre Comercio). The [...]

Regenerative Agriculture: Sowing Health, Sustainability, and Climate Stability

Green VO

Green San Miguel By Rachel Kastner It’s time we acknowledged the disastrous effects industrial farming systems have on our health and the environment. The destructive practices of industrial farming include pollution, chemical residues in our food, exploitation of water, soil erosion, destruction of local ecologies, and more. Agricultural production is one of the most environmentally [...]

A Chance to See the Great Raptor Migration

San Miguel de Allende GREEN Audubon

By Colleen Besman Audubon is offering another trip to see the annual raptor migration in Veracruz from September 23 to 28〞a veritable aerial river of hawks, kites, ospreys, peregrines, kestrels, merlins, and turkey vultures. Audubon Eco Journeys by Travelian Veracruz: Raptor Migration, Archeology, and Botanical Delights Sept 23-28 US$1,175 Colleen Besman at 152 3644 The [...]

A High-Protein Solution to Global Warming and Agricultural Pollution

San Miguel de Allende GREEN Vía organica

By Griffin Klement Some 49 million years ago, large blooms of azolla, a tiny aquatic plant, covered a majority of the Antarctic Ocean. It is believed that these plants acted as a carbon sink, reducing global levels of carbon dioxide and putting an end to an out-of-control greenhouse effect. It was azolla’s incredible ability to [...]

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