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Mother, kitten ocelot spotted at Laguna Atascosa National Wildlife Refuge

Two more ocelots have been spotted at the Laguna Atascosa National Wildlife Refuge.

Wing and a prayer: How physics plays out in pelican deaths, and what’s being...

SOUTH PADRE ISLAND — Call it the pelican briefing.

Expert: One of biggest threats to Valley alligators is urge to feed them

SOUTH PADRE ISLAND — One of the surest ways to kill an alligator, eventually, is to start feeding it.

Edinburg birding center to hold Purple Martins event

The Edinburg Scenic Wetlands and World Birding Center is inviting the public to a special event called Purple Martins: The Bonds That Bind, on...

Garden View: Artemisia — A silver jewel in the garden

BY BARBARA STORZLooking for silver foliage plants to fill in or to highlight the showy blooming plants in the garden? Artemisia Powis Castle is...

Cane toad — as toads go, it’s a giant

ANITA WESTERVELT | SPECIAL TO THE MONITOR The largest toad in the world calls the extreme south of Texas home. The cane toad (Rhinella marina), also...

Garden View: Guava trees easy to grow and healthy

BY BARBARA STORZGuava (Psidium guajava) is a small tree native to the tropical Americas. Once established, it is reasonably drought tolerant and, like many...

Local eye doctor competed in triathlon on Easter Island

BY RICHARD GILLETTMost people might think Antarctica is the most remote location on earth. It’s not. Easter Island is the most isolated place on...

Garden View: Easy container gardening

BY BARBARA STORZUpdated at 1:35 p.m. for minor editsVegetables and herbs are easy to grow in containers and will provide you with a variety...

Garden View: Upcoming garden programs

BY BARBARA STORZAre you planning a vegetable garden? Maybe you want to improve your financial picture by selling vegetables? Or, do you want to...