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Author Archives: John Fleck / Journal Staff Writer

A crew from AMAFCA, including Christopher Cordova, standing on the wall, second from left, work to install tumbleweed snowman off of west bound Interstate 40, west of Carlisle, Tuesday, Dec. 2, 2014, in Albuquerque, N.M. The 14-foot snowman is made of three tumbleweeds found in  the South Valley last week. (Marla Brose/Albuquerque Journal)

If our tumbleweed snowman could talk

Russian thistle has a long history in the region and is a perfect winter representation of New Mexico and its arid climate

A not-so-common common loon has taken up residence on a pond in Albuquerque's bosque. (Dean Hanson/Albuquerque Journal)

A not-so-common sighting in ABQ

The ‘common loon’ is often seen in northern states, but rarely in New Mexico

Start winding down on watering

It’s time to shut off those automatic sprinklers and begin getting your garden ready for winter, acc …