Birds of the San Pedro River Region

Hummingbird nest

Take a tour of the San Pedro River and find out why there are so many species of birds here, many of which are identified for you. Here on the San Pedro you might see the Grey Hawk or Green Kingfisher, usually a resident further south in Mexico. This video … Continue reading

Turkey in the Wild

Wild Turkey at Window of Arizona Folklore Preserve.

It’s hard to imagine the turkey as the official bird of the United States, but if Ben Franklin had his way, it would have been. In a letter to his daughter, Franklin wrote, “I wish the bald eagle had not been chosen as the representative of our country! The turkey … Continue reading

Down By The River B&B: A Review!

Down By The River Bed & Breakfast

I’m a critic. One of my jobs is to critique dining & lodging establishments and recommend to our website visitors the ones that are Southern Arizona’s best. Down By The River Bed & Breakfast is one of the best. Mike & Angie Hug offer their guests a most unique & … Continue reading

Aravaipa Canyon East: A Pictorial.

Hiking in Aravaipa Canyon

While exploring the Aravaipa Canyon from the east entrance last February, we came across a cabin with the words “Guest House” painted on the sign. Welcoming words, indeed. After arriving back home we did some research and found that the Nature Conservancy rents it out. We vowed to return, stay in the cabin a couple of nights, and share the experience with friends.

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Agua Caliente Park: A Desert Oasis In Tucson

Kids feeding turtles

Agua Caliente Park is one of the best picnic spots in Tucson. I was amazed at how many locals were unaware of it. Below is a slideshow of photos I took in April. Below is a map to show you how to get there and this link to Agua Caliente … Continue reading

A Day At The San Pedro River

San Pedro River

6:30 AM. Early yesterday, I met LuAnne at Murray Springs. As the PR gal for Cochise County she knows a lot about the San Pedro River Valley in general and birding in these parts in particular. We hiked the 0.3 mile loop at the Clovis archeological site and checked out the half dozen interpretive signs [...]

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