The Western Yellow-billed Cuckoo

Yellow-billed Cuckoo

For all you bird watchers out there, spotting the Western Yellow-billed Cuckoo is a real treat. This species is threatened in Arizona, endangered in California and disappearing in other parts of North America. In this lecture, a biologist from the Southern Sierra Research Station goes into great depth about this … Continue reading

A List of Bird Watching Festivals and Websites around Tucson

Elegant Trogon

Bird watching is big around Tucson. Southern Arizona boasts the 2nd Largest Bird Species habitat in the world. The Amazon rainforest is #1. With over 230 identified species of birds, Southern Arizona is prime birding country. From Ramsey Canyon, the Hummingbird capital of the world, to cool and beautiful Madera … Continue reading

Arthropods of the SPRNCA

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The 23rd Southwest Wings Birding and Nature Festival in Sierra Vista is rapidly approaching. Registration for an all day adventure field trip closes July 24. Mike Foster, San Pedro River Videos, is an ardent supporter of the Friends of the San Pedro River which serves to educate people about the … Continue reading

ALERT! Desert Museum Cancels Bat Interpretation Programs

Bats Fly From Campbell Street Bridge.

Bat Programs Succumb To Their Own Success! For many years, one of the most popular Desert Museum programs was not held at the Desert Museum. Desert Museum docents conducted bat interpretation programs at two bridges along the Rillito River; one located at River & Campbell and the other at Pantano … Continue reading

Saguaro Fruit Harvest Lunch Recipes

Cooking Saguaro Fruit

Below are Saguaro Fruit Recipes and Additional Learning Resources gathered from a recent Study Program presented by the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum. For the Slideshow on our recent Saguaro Fruit Harvest experience see our post here. Connie’s Punched-up Punch 1 gallon prickly pear juice 1 C sugar (opt) 12-oz. can orange … Continue reading

Lakes to Visit this Summer in Southern Arizona

Riggs Flats Lake near the top of 11,000' high Mt. Graham.

This summer everyone is looking for ways to get out of the heat, and usually that includes water. So, that said, here is a short list of lakes in the area, accessible within two hours of Tucson, and a little bit about each one so you can make an informed … Continue reading

Carr House Season Presentation Series

Carr House Presentations

Come out to the Carr House for a presentation in the cool Huachuca Mountains and learn about our wildlife and the surrounding environment. June 15 – Hooray for Herps- Snakes, Lizards and more! – Tom Miscione, herpetologist, will help us learn not to fear these important members of the local … Continue reading