Dr. Haeden Stewart
I am an archaeologist and professor of Anthropology at the University of Massachusetts as well as the director of the Ruby Historical Archaeology Project.
The first nearby wildfire of the season started on Sunday, May 16. Now at 80% confinement, you can stay abreast of updates here.
Jack Dash's and Luke Swenson's work caught the eye of environmental publication High Country News! Here's a photo of Ruby that Luke captured during their work here. Read the whole story here!
Ruby welcomed May with a reading and Q&A with former Ruby resident, Tallia Pfrimmer Cahoon. She brought along her sister, Mary Pfrimmer, and a former miner, Henry Duarte, was also in attendance. 25 people joined us for an informal talk, and we enjoyed cookies from local Sweat Peas bakery and bonded over a love of Ruby history.
Read about Ruby's resident skunk, Morton, and how to run like a skunk from a master tracker! This blog post by Round River student Benjamin Felser tells all about it. Here's his photo of Morton:
PS: Read the next blog post to discover Morton's new adventures!
Today, Ruby stands as a reminder of the complicated relationships between humans and their environment. The old buildings and piled rock walls have created habitats for a diverse flora and fauna. Currently 330 plant species of plants have been recorded at Ruby... -from the Atascosa Borderlands project
In 2017, ecologist Jack Dash and photographer Luke Swenson began a project about the Atascosa Borderlands. This youthful duo spent countless hours documenting and photographing the area, and feature an entire chapter of their recently completed project solely on Ruby. Read it here, and pass it on! Amazing work!
This green metallic Temnoscheila beetle seems to be enjoying this white iris, a volunteer from a miner's garden here at Ruby. A true harbinger of Spring!
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