Field Notes

Friday Creature Feature: Badger

December 13, 2019

The badger, also known as the American badger (Taxidea taxus) are a member of the weasel family. They have tan and grey bodies, and a distinctive black and white striped…
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Mexican Natural Protected Area: APFF Bavispe

December 11, 2019

Área de Protección de Flora y Fauna (APFF) Bavispe is a 200,900 ha Natural Protected Area in Sonora, Mexico that is scattered across 3 sky islands – Sierra Los Ajos,…
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Staff Highlight: Meagan Bethel

December 9, 2019

Meagan Bethel: Conservation Coordinator Favorite place in Sky Islands? The San Rafael Valley, located south of Sonoita and east of Nogales. It is a valley covered in grasses, with streams…
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Friday Creature Feature: Greater roadrunner

December 6, 2019

The greater roadrunner (Geococcyx californianus) is a striking and culturally famous bird of the southwest, from classic cartoons to local hockey teams. They are a member of the cuckoo family…
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Thank you Bryon Lichtenhan!

December 5, 2019

  In mid-November, Bryon Lichtenhan and I tracked wildlife in the Patagonia Mountains to see which species are walking across the U.S.-Mexico border at this time of year. Bryon steadily…
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Mexico’s Protected Lands 101

December 4, 2019

Did you know that Mexico has a system of natural protected areas? However, the Mexican land system looks and acts very different than the American public lands system.   In…
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Rastreo de Fauna: Anatomía de una huella

December 3, 2019

Para aprender a rastrear fauna, primero debe comprender algunos conceptos básicos de anatomía. Si puede entender qué parte del pie hizo una marca, y si conoce la terminología, puede comenzar…
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Rastreo de Fauna: ¿Cuántos dedos ve?

December 2, 2019

¿Sabía que puede separar las huellas de los animales, en función de cuántos dedos ve? Hay muchas variables que pueden afectar la cantidad de dedos que se muestran, el tipo de…
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Turkey Time in the Sky Islands!

November 28, 2019

On this day when turkeys are at the center of public attention, it is important to learn and remember the history of our own native turkey in the Sky Island…
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¿Quiénes son los Protectores de la Sierra?

November 27, 2019

Después de completar el programa de pasantías con nosotros, Inés Griego Montaño y Miguel Enriquez Galaz, tomaron la iniciativa y el liderazgo de formar su propio grupo estudiantil en Unisierra…
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