Beauty on small wings

Raul Delgado of Monte Mucho Audubon shot these two beautiful butterflies at the Santa María Ranch in San Ygnacio during the recent Birding Festival — Checkered White Butterfly (Pontia protodice) in the first photo and Texan Crescent (Anthanassa texana) in the second.

LHA spring garden promises a nutritious harvest

Downtown LHA spring garden promises a nutritious harvest
Horticulturalist Berman Rivera is pictured helping with the spring planting of the gardens at the Laredo Housing Authority Senior Citizen’s home downtown. Through a grant from the Laredo Rotary Club, Rivera and a crew of volunteers built the raised bed gardens of cedar timbers and filled them with a blend of nutritious, well draining soil. Also pictured are residents Alvaro Leal, José García, and Delfino Acosta. The garden will yield tomatoes, onions, eggplant, dill, Swiss chard, and a variety of greens.