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

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

Medicinal Plants of the Sonoran Desert

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Take a walk with a docent at the Boyce Thompson Arboretum. For those of you who are not familiar with the Boyce Thompson Arboretum, it is well worth the trip. The Arboretum, part of the State Park system is much like the Desert Museum, only with more water, lush plant … Continue reading

Summer Classes for the Kids in Tucson

Looking for Summer Classes for the Kids in 2014? Summer is upon us. And the time is upon us to find meaningful, yet fun, things for our children to do during their time off while we still toil the daily grind.  Here is a list of ideas and Links to … Continue reading

The Return of the Beaver to the San Pedro River

San Pedro River Beaver

The Friends of the San Pedro River and the Bureau of Land Management are working together to restore the beaver population to the Lower San Pedro Riparian Area. Watch this fascinating video, covering the history of the San Pedro and the reestablishment of the beaver population; and how the reintroduction … Continue reading