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Havoc Ridge

Havoc Ridge by Rob Samuelson Every time I fly from Tucson, I’m captivated by the overflights of the Rincon Mountains.  It seems the Rincons are in the flight path of almost every inbound...

Protecting Your Trees From The Cold

by Elizabeth Smith Now is the time to prepare for colder weather in your garden. Many trees (and plants too) will benefit from protection but rather than creating an exhaustive list of all...

Observations in Nature: Sacken’s Velvet Ant by John...

    While pausing to observe a colony of industrious leafcutter ants beneath a creosote bush my attention was drawn to what first appeared to be two hairy creosote bush seed pods...

Pistol Hill – The Greater Vail Area Chamber of...

Mark Flint (left), the Arizona Trail Regional Steward for passages 7 – 9-B  and Dennis Fischer (right) with the Greater Vail Area Chamber of Commerce and Steward of trail segment 8-C are...

Start your Fall Garden Now

Start Your Fall Garden Now By Elizabeth Smith Right now is the perfect time to do some planting for your fall garden. We should see mild and cool weather conditions starting in mid to late...

Staying Safe in a Scorching Summer

This year already has seen some of the hottest days in Tucson history. Tragically, the intense heat has claimed the lives of hikers unprepared for the local climes. To stay safe, it’s...

Cienega Students Study Mercury Eclipse

In August 2017 there will be a total solar eclipse. It is an incredible and rare event that scientists all over the world will be following closely. In conjunction with The National Solar...

Living With Coyotes

by Jim Gressinger at Southern Arizona Guide (southernarizonaguide.com)  The Arizona Game and Fish Department estimates that about 200,000 coyotes live in Arizona. They are equally at home...

Don’t Let Them Bug Your Pets

by Heather Redmon, DVM   As the weather warms up, we tend to spend more time outdoors.  This includes taking walks with our dogs to the park or hiking with them in the desert. ...

Take Your Family on a Picnic!

The other day while cycling with friends in Saguaro National Park, I saw a family at the picnic grounds sitting quietly as the sun sank in the west. They had food spread out on the concrete...