Field Notes

Mapping work in the Sky Islands

Photo Gallery: Team Building in Naco, Sonora

November 7, 2022

Leer en español On Nov. 4 several of our U.S. and Mexico staff met up in Naco, Sonora, for some team building, big-picture planning, and, of course, tasty treats! So…
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Bufflegrass saguaro

How to Become an Environmentalist (By Accident)

October 25, 2022

Leer en español I started with activism in 2017 not by grand design but mostly by just being in the right place at the right time. I was a computer…
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Aravaipa Canyon vinca removal

Aravaipa Canyon: Vinca Update

October 24, 2022

Leer en español Work to remove invasive Vinca major (aka periwinkle or simply vinca) in southern Arizona’s spectacular Aravaipa Canyon has been ongoing since our last update in March 2022….
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Moctezuma festival

Photo Gallery: 1st Festival of the Sky Islands

October 20, 2022

Leer en español On Oct. 14-15 several of our staff from both sides of the border united in Moctezuma, Sonora, for the first annual Festival of the Sky Islands. So…
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Fireflies

An Unforgettable Encounter With Arizona Fireflies

September 19, 2022

Leer en español Guest Blog and Photos by Julius Schlosburg On the East Coast many of us grew up catching fireflies or “lightning bugs.” We’d contain them in jars or…
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Jimmy Gribbin

Staff Highlight: Jimmy Gribbin

September 15, 2022

Leer en español Jimmy Gribbin, our Field Coordinator, started with Sky Island Alliance in September 2022 to recruit and organize volunteers for our conservation programs. He also helps handle field…
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Pat Cicero

Volunteer Spotlight: Pat Cicero

August 25, 2022

Leer en español  Please introduce yourself! Where are you from, and what do you do? Thanks for giving me this opportunity to share insights with Sky Island Alliance. I’m Patrick…
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Junior Spring Seeker booklet

New Activity Book for Junior Spring Seekers

August 15, 2022

Leer en español Earlier this year I worked with a group of students at the University of Arizona to develop a resource that’d introduce kids to the wild world of…
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Javier and friends

Javier Noriega: Stories From Camp Week

July 27, 2022

Leer en español  Last week my fellow interns, Sky Island Alliance staff, and I ventured out on a week-long field trip to different ranches, an experience that I will certainly…
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Bryan Torres

Bryan Torres: Stories From Camp Week

July 26, 2022

Leer en español  Finally, camp week! What we had been waiting for since the beginning of the Path of the Jaguar internship. A chance to spend time with new people…
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