Call for Volunteers- 2020 Saguaro Census

October 18, 2019

Join Sky Island Alliance in helping Saguaro National Park with their 2020 saguaro census!  Saguaro National Park conducts their saguaro census every 10 years using citizen science. This effort is…
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Coati

Creature Feature: White-nosed Coati

The white-nosed coati (Nasua narica) is a medium-sized, omnivorous mammal. You can find them in the mountains and riparian areas of the Sky Islands. The coati ranges from the American…
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Wildlife Tracking 101: A-what-a-grade?

October 16, 2019

Animals have evolved various form of locomotion to get around. Terrestrial animals have common three types of locomotion: plantigrade, digitigrade, and unguligrade. You can see an animal’s locomotion type in…
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Wildlife Tracking 101: Anatomy of a Track

October 9, 2019

To learn how to track you must first understand some basics of anatomy. If you can understand what part of the foot made that mark, and if you know terminology,…
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Borderlands Festival and Tracking Blitz

October 8, 2019

This past Saturday we celebrated the borderland region by attending the Borderlands Festival hosted by Coronado National Memorial. There was great dancing, food, and fun for all. Sky Island Alliance…
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Wildlife Tracking 101: How Many Toes?

October 2, 2019

Did you know you can separate animal footprints, also called tracks, based on how many toes you see? There are many variables that can affect how many toes show up…
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The Success of National Public Lands Day!

October 1, 2019

Fifteen hard working Sky Island Alliance volunteers celebrated National Public Lands Day (NPLD) on Saturday. They helped remove fountain grass and other invasive plants from the Bear Canyon and Sabino…
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Meet a Cross-Border Cat—Jaguar

September 30, 2019

Panthera onca, known as the jaguar, is the largest cat in the Americas.  Revered in many cultures and religions, these powerful animals are the top predator in their environment. Their…
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Meet a Cross-Border Cat—Mountain Lion

September 25, 2019

Puma concolor is known by many names: mountain lion, puma, cougar, catamount, and panther, but all refer to the same species. Mountain lions have the widest geographic range of any…
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Wildlife of the Borderlands

June 28, 2019

Sky Island Alliance’s Border Camera Summary Sky Island Alliance has been monitoring seventeen cameras within thirty-five miles from the United States and Mexico border. These cameras have been operational since…
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