Fray Marcos Monument in Lochiel, a Ghost Town

Fray Marcos

Lochiel, now a ghost town, is a former border crossing town, 1.5 miles from the Santa Cruz River in the San Rafael Valley in South Central Arizona. A few structures and residents remain including a restored one room schoolhouse built around 1905. It is also the site of a monument built … Continue reading

Snowstorm in the Huachucas 2015

Winter storm Huachucas

Here’s a video to get you in the mood. If you thought that Arizona didn’t have Yuletide weather, then think again. Mike Foster relishes this weather and it shows in this video. Mike Foster spends weekends as a docent at the Carr House in support of the Friends of the … Continue reading

A Winter Walk in the Huachucas

Snow in the Huachucas

This video, taken a couple of years ago, is for those of us who live in milder winter climates. Snow in the Huachucas brings out the chill and cheer of the season. Mike Foster spends weekends as a docent at the Carr House in support of the Friends of the … Continue reading

Fall Snow in the Huachucas

Fall Colors

An early snowfall in the Huachuca Mountains of Southern Arizona. The Huachuca Mountains are known for their excellent birding watching and hiking; home to Carr, Ramsey and Garden Canyons. Mike Foster spends weekends as a docent at the Carr House in support of the Friends of the Huachuca Mountains. He is … 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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Catrinas and the Day of the Dead

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The Catrina became part of Day of the Dead around the time of the Mexican Revolution. Today you always see her in the celebrations. Day of the Dead evolved from ancient Aztec celebrations and was modified when the Catholics missionaries arrived in the New World. The Catrina is a recent … 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

A Road Trip to Mt. Lemmon: A Video

road to Mt. Lemmon

It’s a short trip up Mt. Lemmon to the cool Coronado National Forest and the Sky Center beyond. Figure 30 degrees cooler on average. Mt. Lemmon tops out at 9159 ft. It is named after botanist Sarah Plummer Lemmon. Watch this video to see the many things to do along … 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