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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

Mercedes a Traditional Healer

Mercedes Traditional Healer

Mike Foster shows us another culture and talks about Mercedes, a traditional healer from a small town not far from the Sea of Cortez. There is no modern medical doctor or clinic here. Mike Foster, San Pedro River Videos, is an ardent supporter of the Friends of the San Pedro … Continue reading

The Apache Wars: A Timeline Part 1

Apache Pass Arizona

This is the first of a six part series about the longest war in American History. The saga of the Apache Wars is both complex and compelling. For over a quarter century,  roughly 1861-1886, hundreds of ambushes, raids, massacres, and full-fledged military battles occurred over a huge, rugged, and diverse … Continue reading

How did Mt. Lemmon Get Its Name?

Mt. Lemmon

Did you ever wonder how Mr. Lemmon got its name? No, Mt. Lemmon is not named after a tree. It is spelled with two “M”s , not one. Mt. Lemmon is named after botanist Sara Plummer Lemmon, wife of another botanist, John Lemmon. In the 1880’s, few white people had … Continue reading

A Summer Picnic At Carr Canyon

Reef Townsite Campground high above Carr Canyon.

(July 2015) As we often do in the heat of summer, last Sunday we headed for higher elevation. Carr Canyon is just south of Ramsey Canyon and a lot less crowded than Mt. Lemmon. For a second year in a row, we picnicked at Reef Townsite Campground near the top … Continue reading