Exploring the Yucca of the Northern Sierra Madres

Mountain Yucca

In this video Mike Foster explores the variety of Yucca in our area and the Northern Sierra Madres. as well as some of its food uses. Mike Foster, San Pedro River Videos, is an ardent supporter of the Friends of the San Pedro River which serves to educate people about … Continue reading

The Arizona Madrone

Madrone

The Arizona Madrone of the Southern Arizona Sky Island woodlands is related to the Mananita, Its bark, leaves and fruit differ somewhat.

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It’s a Good Time to Visit Tucson Botanical Gardens

Blue Tropical Butterfly

Summer is over, temperatures are cooling down. It’s a good time of year to take a stroll in one of Tucson’s lovely Botanical Gardens, have some lunch at the Cafe´ Botanica, stroll through the gardens taking note of the LEGO exhibits, and visiting the Butterfly and Orchid Pavilion for the … Continue reading

Pointleaf Manzanita of the Sky Islands

Manzanita

The Pointleaf Manzanita is very distinctive due to its red bark. Translated it means “Little Apple”. What the video and you will see why. Manzanita can be found near Windy Point on Mt.Lemmon and in the chaparral of the Huachucas. In this video produced by Mike Foster, Vincent Pinto, biologist, … Continue reading

Are Tarantulas Spiders?

Tarantula

Yes, tarantulas are spiders. In the southwest desert, they are quite large for spiders, up to 3-4 inches and hairy. They belong to a group of arachnids called Theraphosidae. Males can live 12 years. Females can live up to 20 years, if they are not run over by cars. Tarantulas … Continue reading

Mushrooms and the Huachuca Mountains

Mushroom in the Huachucas

Have you visited the Huachuca Mountains lately? This year has been exceptionally wet, spawning Mushrooms in abundance. In this video, Mike Foster talks about the Mushrooms of the Huachucas. Carr House will be open for another month. Go. Sunday September 20, 2015 will feature a talk on the Coronado Expedition … Continue reading

Bat Migration and the Agave in the Huachucas

Century Plant

In this video, Mike Foster explains the migration of bats to the Huachuca Mountains in search of the nectar from the Century Plant. 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 value of … Continue reading

The Nopal Cactus

Nopal

In this video, Mike Foster takes us to a remote village in Sonora where they grow giant orchards of prickly pear cactus, called Nopal, for food. Mike Foster, San Pedro River Videos, is an ardent supporter of the Friends of the San Pedro River which serves to educate people about … Continue reading

The Mushroom Lady

Mushroom

Mike Foster took this video of the Mushroom Lady in Carr Canyon which is teeming with a variety of mushrooms these days, given all the rain in Cochise County and the wonderful bedding provided by the trees in the area. Watch as she explain how she prepares these delicacies. WARNING: … Continue reading