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: Learning To Live Off The Sonoran Desert

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Neighbor Roy & I attended an Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum Study Program in late June. We learned how to harvest and process saguaro fruit the way the Tohono O’odham have done it for millennia. We learned many other interesting things, like how the O’odham calendar alines with changes in their natural … Continue reading

The Diminishing San Pedro River

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Thankfully this past monsoon season, 2013, was good for Cochise County. Overall, the flow of the San Pedro over the past 100 years is showing a significant downward trend. The question is: How can we protect this vital environment from disappearing like the Santa Cruz River in Tucson. Mike Foster, … 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

See The New Baby Big Horn Sheep At The Desert Museum

Big Horn Sheep Ewe and lamb

Mother’s Day 2014 saw a new mom at the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum with the birth of its first Big Horn lamb since 2007. The new lamb arrived early Saturday morning, May 10. Over the years, the Museum has had six successful Big Horn births. The ewe, recently transferred from the … 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

The Creosote or Greasewood: Good for What Ails You!

Creosote Bush

On a trip to Sonora Mexico Kim Stone a horticulturist from Boyce Thompson Arboretum in Arizona learns about the ways greasewood or creosote bush is utilized as a remedy and why it is called greasewood. Mike Foster, San Pedro River Videos, is an ardent supporter of the Friends of the … Continue reading