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Natural Dyes Found In The Llano Estacado

The Cochineal insect can be used to make a brilliant red dye. (madelinetosh/flickr)

For thousands of years, people have used natural dyes to apply color to their skin, textiles, pottery, baskets and other items. Several plants and even an insect found in the Llano Estacado can be used to create natural dyes. Find out more about the wonders of the Llano Estacado on this week's Nature Notes.