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

Nogales, The Arizona Walnut

Nogales the Walnut

In this short video, Mike Foster introduces us to the Nogales, not the town, but the walnut. Learn how to identify it. 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 the … Continue reading

Hummingbird Plants of the Southwest; A Review

Broad-billed Hummingbird: Ramsey Canyon

Hummingbird Lovers: Book Lovers: A brand new book by Marcy Scott is out. It is an exhaustive compilation of hummingbird plants in the Southwest. Everyone loves hummingbirds. Their beauty, size, energy and performance antics inspire us. Marcy Scott has written a book about these endearing critters; their description, environment, migratory … Continue reading

A Cooper’s Hawk Pays A Visit

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We occasionally have a feathered killer visit our yard. This Cooper’s Hawk frequents the big mesquite trees and tall eucalyptus tree in the garden areas between our casita and the main residence. He or she is an ambush hunter swooping down on unsuspecting doves & quails that feast below the … Continue reading

If You Love Our Desert Museum, Vote For It!

Coyote along the Desert Loop Trail at Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum

USA Today Nominates the Desert Museum’s Desert Loop Trail For Top 10 Zoo Exhibits in the Country Tucson, AZ (April 8, 2015)—The Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum is included among 20 of the top zoos in the country whose exhibits were nominated for the USA Today/10Best Zoo Exhibits-Readers Choice Awards announced on … Continue reading

Thar’s A New Black Bear In Town!

New black bear at Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum

This cub was found injured near Payson, AZ last August. She had a broken leg, but is doing very well now. She weights in at 111 pounds as of her debut March 30, 2015. She will probably gain another 100 pounds over the next year. She seems both curious about … Continue reading

Southern Arizona Photography By Debbie Angel

Ramsey Canyon in the Fall

We at Southern Arizona Guide occasionally invite talented artists to share their creations with our quarter million annual visitors. I found Debbie Angel on Facebook and thought her Southern Arizona photography, mostly landscapes and wildlife, to be truly beautiful. Debbie tells us she has had a life-long passion for photography, … Continue reading