Field Notes

Fireflies

Coffee Break: Fireflies of Arizona and the Sky Islands

July 7, 2022

Did you know there are more than 20 different species of fireflies in Arizona? Or that fireflies in our Sky Islands synchronize their flashes, lighting up the night in unison?…
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Looking for wildlife tracks

Rastreo de vida silvestre en las tierras fronterizas

June 1, 2022

Read in English Hace dos semanas, cinco rastreadores con Sky Island Alliance fueron a la frontera a lo largo de las estribaciones occidentales de las montañas Patagonia de Arizona para…
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Looking for wildlife tracks

Wildlife Tracking in the Borderlands

Leer en español Two weeks ago, five SIA trackers went down to the border along the western foothills of Arizona’s Patagonia Mountains to document wildlife use of the borderlands. We…
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Aravaipa Canyon: Field Report!

March 29, 2022

Sky Island Alliance and our wonderful volunteers are back in Aravaipa Canyon! We’re continuing our work of the last several years to hand-pull Vinca major from the banks of Aravaipa…
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Join the 25th Annual Great Backyard Bird Count

February 17, 2022

Attention all birders, birder wannabes, and community science lovers (looking at you Spring Seekers and FotoFauna checklisters)! The 25th Annual Great Backyard Bird Count is coming to your yard, or wherever…
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Building Erosion Control Structures in the Galiuro Mountains

January 18, 2022

In 2017, Sky Island Alliance built two ponds on a ranch at the southern end of the Galiuro Mountains. The intention of this project was to provide a mid-elevation water…
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Meet an SIA Staff Member: Bryon Lichtenhan

October 25, 2021

Bryon Lichtenhan, our Stewardship Specialist, has worked with Sky Island Alliance for over seven years, starting as a volunteer before joining our team in 2015. He’s an integral part of…
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Notes from the Field: Wildlife in San Antonio Canyon

May 18, 2021

Recently, Sky Island Alliance staff had the opportunity to take a group of reporters down to our Border Wildlife Study area so that they could see what’s at stake with the threat of…
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A Microscopic View of a Palo Verde Root Borer Beetle

February 1, 2021

In this week’s Microscopic Monday post, we are going to continue to explore the amazing diversity of beetle species in our Sky Island region by focusing on the Palo Verde…
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A Microscopic View of a Cathedral Vista Beetle

January 4, 2021

If we don’t include single-celled organisms, then beetles are the most numerous and diverse group of living things on this planet. They make up about 40% of all insects. One…
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