Slides courtesy Mary Scott, avid Bird Enthusiast. … Continue reading
The month of April we featured The Friends of the Huachuca Mountains, who open the Carr House seasonally for your education and enjoyment. Watch the Video. Carr House opened April 27th, 2013 and will remain open until October, 2013. See the event calendar for their Sunday Afternoon Programs.
Many folks in Tucson don’t consider a day trip or overnight road trip to Patagonia and Patagonia Lake State Park because they think it’s too far.Continue reading
Santa Cruz County is still sparsely populated and remains an excellent destination for bird and wildlife photographers, hikers, ghost town hunters, kayakers, and other outdoor enthusiasts.Continue reading
Muleshoe Ranch, a preserve of the Nature Conservancy, is one of the five best conservation areas for bird watching in Southern Arizona. Over 200 species of birds either live here year-round or pause here along the streams on their seasonal migration.Continue reading
The area near Safford has several worthwhile things to see and do: Roper Lake State Park, Dankworth Ponds, and Discovery Park. Just to the west of Safford is 10,000 foot-high Mt. Graham. At the top are some of the most powerful telescopes on earth. The road to Mt. Graham is about as steep, narrow, and windy as you’re likely to find in the United States. There’s a nice picnic area about 8 miles up this road from Rt. 191 a few miles south of Safford.Continue reading
Last week, we had friends visiting from Virginia. As we always do with friends and family here for the first time, we recommended they go to the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum. It’s such a great place get an orientation to the geology, plants, and critters of our Sonoran Desert. When they returned, they said that [...]Continue reading
Above is the route Ms. Karen & I took on a three-day weekend to Southeastern Arizona. This is a wonderful place for children and adults. Tons of hiking, picnicking, camping, fishing, bird and critter watching. And lots of Native American and Pioneer history.Continue reading
Video Courtesy: Mike MacNeel The Raptor Free Flight Program at the Desert Museum starts in October when the weather starts to cool down. It usually ends mid-April. They do not fly the birds in the hot weather May through September. … Continue reading
The road from Amado to Arivaca winds through rolling, mesquite-covered hills. It’s obviously very popular with cyclists, motor and otherwise.
Just before we arrived in town, we came to the Buenos Aires National Wildlife Refuge where, by appointment, we met and interviewed Richard Conway, a local geologist and Mary Scott, a seasoned birdwatcher and wildlife photographer.
Southern Arizona is home to hundreds of bird species and is a well-known birdwatchers’ paradise. But few photographers capture the images of our birds as well as John Ashley. Here are a dozen unique bird images from his collection.Continue reading
It took me only about an hour & a half to get to Parker Canyon Lake from Tucson. My friends were pulling a small trailer and it took them about a half hour longer. The road is paved but narrow for about the last 10 miles.Continue reading
Mission tours leave from the Visitor Center garden and last approximately 45 minutes. Guided tours of two other missions normally closed to the public can be reserved.Continue reading
I’ve not stayed there (yet), but Madera Kubo B&B looks like a really nice property. I did check out one of the cabins. Rustic A-Frame with kitchen. Clean. Right by the stream. Definitely Alpine. 1259 S Madera Canyon Rd; Madera Canyon, Arizona – 85614 (520) 625-2908. Ask for Richard or Cora. … Continue reading
Tohono Chul Park features several garden habitats and demonstration gardens, galleries and shops, educating people about the southwest desertContinue reading
A docent at the Desert Museum talks about the Harris’ HawkContinue reading
An interview with a naturalist at the Sabino Canyon Recreation area. Dan Granger talks about the birds, wildlife, hikes and more. … Continue reading
A short video about what you might encounter on the Road up to Mt. Lemmon. Mt. Lemmon is a year round destination. The road is 26 miles long. Along the way there will be hiking, biking, rock climbing, camping, skiing and at the top is the Sky Center.Continue reading
The Coronado National Forest is big and diverse. It includes the Santa Catalina Mountains and Mt. Lemmon. The principle activities in the forest are biking, hiking, and camping. All of the picnic areas and campgrounds on Mt. Lemmon have toilets. For camping, our favorite is Spencer Campground, located at 8,000 feet elevation. It’s more spacious and adjacent to some of the best hiking trails. Visit the Website … Continue reading
We recommend Romero Canyon to Montrose Pools. The Romero Canyon Trail (7.2 mi.) is a longer, more strenuous hikes through beautiful desert terrain and riparian canyons. It climbs to cool natural pools during the wetter months and connects with other Coronado National Forest trails. Dogs on leash OK. Visit the Official State Park Website. … Continue reading