Las Lagunas is a lush Natural Wetlands smack dab off the I-19 Freeway just 8 miles from the Mexican border. Several weeks ago, a fellow by the name of Don Clemans contacted us at Southern Arizona Guide, wanting to know how he could get into the Best Birding Spots in Southern Arizona. He would be pleased to show us around.
Last weekend, while Jim was busy, I had the opportunity to meet this wonderful man and the perfect sanctuary that he and many others around the Nogalas community have worked so hard for years to create. You can say that I was duly impressed with the labor of love that has taken place here.
Although Las Lagunas is not a mile from the freeway, it is a world away. Think Agua Caliente Park in Tucson only lush with plants. A park-like setting with a grove of trees and picnic tables, a garden for the kids, a memorial to Cabot Sedgewick whose dream it was, and below, a trail carefully cleared and tended through Spanish Cane, hiding the unattractive warehouse nearby.
I arrived from Tucson in just an hour, and had time to walk around before Don arrived to give me the official tour. Read More