Field Notes

Acorn woodpecker

Friday Fauna Feature: Acorn Woodpecker

April 20, 2022

Written by Aleidys Lopez Romero Description Acorn woodpeckers have mostly black bodies with white faces and an iconic red cap on their heads. Both sexes range from 7-9 inches in…
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Friday Fauna Feature: Striped Skunk 

April 18, 2022

Written By: Aleidys Lopez Romero Conservation Status: Least Concern  Perhaps you can recall a time when you were young, snuggled up on your couch with a cup of hot chocolate…
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Friday Fauna Feature: Gila Woodpecker

April 8, 2022

Written by Aleidys Lopez Romero Description Picture this: You’re hiking around your favorite lowland region in the Sky Islands. The wind is blowing on your neck as the blazing sun…
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Bees

Power to the Pollinators

April 1, 2022

Written by Micah Kaufmann, Earth Grant Intern Have you noticed within the past few weeks more bees and wasps out and about? It’s a sign of spring time! Pollinators of…
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Mexican jay

Friday Fauna Feature: Mexican Jay

Written by Aleidys Lopez Romero Description  You’ve likely seen them swooping low to the ground and frolicking among the trees, their vibrant blue wings twinkling in the sunlight. The Mexican…
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Friday Fauna Feature: Gila Monster 

March 18, 2022

Written by Aleidys Lopez Romero While our species this week is certainly not the poster-child of “cute and cuddly,” their unique coloration and venomous bites are definitely a showstopper. We…
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Get to Know the Gray Fox

March 9, 2022

Author: Rosalyn Jackson, Sky Island Intern Gray foxes are small mammals native to North and Central America. Their species name, cinereoargenteus, roughly translates to “ashen silver” which appropriately describes their beautiful,…
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Spring Seeking Students

Written by: Micah Kaufmann, Earth Grant Intern Recently, a small group of Earth Grant and College of Architecture and Planning (CAPLA) students got the opportunity to go on a group…
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Welcome New Board Members!

March 7, 2022

Welcome New Sky Island Alliance Board Members The entire SIA team warmly welcomes our three new board members – Pam Rossetter, Mariana Sophia Rodriguez McGoffin, and Robert L. Grey!  We are…
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UofA Campus Camera Trap Set-Up

March 4, 2022

Written by: Micah Kaufmann, Earth Grant Intern A wildlife camera trap has been set up on campus. In a little corner behind the College of Architecture, Planning, and Landscape Architecture…
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