Mining Patagonia, an Environmental Impact Video

Circle Z Ranch, Patagonia AZ In this video, residents of Patagonia, AZ express their concerns about proposed mines in the Patagonia Mountains. We think they have good reasons for concern. If the Patagonia Mountains are mined, life in this largely rural community will be changed dramatically, and not for the better. Mining operations will destroy … Continue reading

Book Early for our First Santa Cruz River Valley Tour

Mission Tumacacori

Southern Arizona Guide Presents The Santa Cruz River Valley Tour Join us Wednesday, November 12, 2014 for a pleasant day trip through the Santa Cruz River Valley and discover its rich history, cultural heritage, unique landscape, and distinctive foods. Your guide for the day will be Jim Gressinger, travel writer, photographer, … Continue reading

Cactus of the Sonoran Desert: The Boojum Tree

Boojum Trees

Headed north to Globe on State Route 77, Yucca and Cardon litter the countryside. A trip from Tucson to Boyce Thompson Arboretum to see the Boojum trees is well worthwhile. Mike Foster, San Pedro River Videos, is an ardent supporter of the Friends of the San Pedro River which serves … Continue reading

Funtasticks Family Fun Park: Year ‘Round Good Times!

Funtasticks Go Kart Racers

Funtasticks Family Fun Park is what its name implies. Fun for the whole family. The Park has a clean, pleasant picnic area shaded by mature mesquite and palm trees, in addition to its many rides and attractions. We saw a lot of people there having a really good time. Summer … 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

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

The Story of “Bad Angel”: Pima Air and Space Museum

Kill marks on "Bad Angel".

On the Saturday following Thanksgiving 2013, Ms. Karen, my 94-year-old father, Bill Gressinger, and I were visiting Pima Air and Space Museum. We were in Hanger #4 to view the beautifully restored B-29, when I happened to take notice of a P-51 Mustang near the big bomber. It’s name … … Continue reading