Big Bird Lives At The Rooster Cogburn Ostrich Ranch!

Male Ostrich

I imagine that anyone who lives in Tucson, Arizona has passed by the Rooster Cogburn Ostrich Ranch along I-10, at Picacho Peak many times. And I imagine that most Tucsonans have, as they passed by doing 85, thought to themselves that some day they would stop in and see what … Continue reading

Reintroducing the Beaver to the San Pedro River

Reintroduction of the Beaver

After a 100 year absence from the San Pedro River of Southeastern Arizona the American Beaver is reintroduced. This video explores the history of the area and how pioneer, mining, military and ranching activities lead to the demise of the beaver presence in the San Pedro River. A thorough investigation … Continue reading

Cottonwoods: The Largest Trees in Arizona

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Cottonwoods are the largest trees in Arizona. This video, explaining the cottonwood at length is part of an educational series, by the Friends of the San Pedro River. Learn more about how the cottonwood contributes to the ecosystem and protects the San Pedro Riparian Area in this video. Mike Foster, … Continue reading

Ms. Karen’s Magic Gardens: A Slideshow!

Fairie Duster

March 2014. When we moved to Tucson back at the turn of the century, we purchased a fine house but not much landscaping. Once moved in, Ms. Karen immediately began to rectify that problem. We now have 3 patios & 5 amazing gardens, including her world-class rose garden, and somewhat … Continue reading

How’d that Snake Get in my House!?

Sonoran Gopher Snake

This is part of our series: “Things they never tell you before you move to Arizona”  -kr How might a snake get into your house? Hint: check your dryer vent. Here’s the back story and the fix. One hot summer day, I was out in my rose garden and watched … Continue reading

Are Javelina Dangerous?

Javelina

There is no shortage of rumors of attacks by the “vicious” javelina. In this video Mike Foster talks about safety when it comes to confronting the Collared Peccary.

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Javelina of the San Pedro River

Javelina

If you live in Southern Arizona, you probably have seen javelina from time to time, but you may not know much about them. This eductional video explores the javelina and their habitat along the San Pedro River, clearing up misconceptions along the way. Mike Foster, San Pedro River Videos, is … Continue reading

Pronghorn Released Near Elgin

Pronghorn Deer

The next time your are down Elgin way,headed to Overland Trout or some Wine tasting, keep a look out for the pronghorn deer. Their numbers grew by 40 last week. In this short video, Mike Foster tells you a bit more about their history in this area. Mike Foster, San … Continue reading