Sierra Vista

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If you are a nature enthusiast you have no further to go than Sierra Vista. Sierra Vista, the closest city to Ramsey Canyon and the San Pedro Riparian Area lays claim to the title, “The Hummingbird Capital of the U.S.” and it may very well be.

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Summer on the San Pedro River

Summer on the San Pedro

Share me!This is a charming video portraying a high school graduate’s summer spent exploring the San Pedro Riparian and Conservation Area. If you don’t know what the SPRNCA has to offer watch this video. Mike Foster, San Pedro River Videos, is an ardent supporter of the Friends of the San … Continue reading

Plants of the San Pedro River and the Borderlands

Plants of San Pedro River

Share me!Watch this inspiring video describing over 50 desert plants that inhabit the region around the San Pedro River and the borderland hills. Mimi Kamp talks about edible and medicinal plants as well as Desert Tobacco and its use. Did you ever wonder what a live Devil’s Claw looks like … Continue reading

The Western Yellow-billed Cuckoo

Yellow-billed Cuckoo

Share me!For all you bird watchers out there, spotting the Western Yellow-billed Cuckoo is a real treat. This species is threatened in Arizona, endangered in California and disappearing in other parts of North America. In this lecture, a biologist from the Southern Sierra Research Station goes into great depth about … Continue reading

Arthropods of the SPRNCA

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Share me!The 23rd Southwest Wings Birding and Nature Festival in Sierra Vista is rapidly approaching. Registration for an all day adventure field trip closes July 24. 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 Diminishing San Pedro River

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Share me!Thankfully this past monsoon season, 2013, was good for Cochise County. Overall, the flow of the San Pedro over the past 100 years is showing a significant downward trend. The question is: How can we protect this vital environment from disappearing like the Santa Cruz River in Tucson. Mike … Continue reading

Carr House Season Presentation Series

Carr House Presentations

Share me!Come out to the Carr House for a presentation in the cool Huachuca Mountains and learn about our wildlife and the surrounding environment. June 15 – Hooray for Herps- Snakes, Lizards and more! – Tom Miscione, herpetologist, will help us learn not to fear these important members of the … Continue reading

Fairbank: A Ghost Town Slideshow

Fairbank Picnic

Share me!Fairbank ghost town (aka Fairbank Historic Townsite) is about a 20 minute drive from Tombstone. It is located along the San Pedro River within the San Pedro Riparian National Conservation Area. Fairbank was established in 1881 as a depot for the railroad. The town was named for N.K. Fairbank, … Continue reading

Reintroducing the Beaver to the San Pedro River

Reintroduction of the Beaver

Share me!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 … Continue reading