Field Notes

Putnam Wash spring

New Rule Sends Ripples Through Waters of the U.S.

January 11, 2023

Leer en español Growing up in Tucson with the surrounding Arizona desert, any time I saw water, whether it was in the Rillito at flood stage or Sabino Canyon year-round,…
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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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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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Path of the Jaguar interns

Sergio Müller: Stories From Camp Week

July 14, 2022

Leer en español  “The biggest threat to the planet is believing that someone else will save it.” — Robert Swan, first person to walk both poles. I recently got back…
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Samai Bhojwani

Samai Bhojwani: Stories From Camp Week

July 10, 2022

Leer en español  Growing up in Belize’s tropical climate, I never saw myself as a person who would enjoy deserts and grasslands. But being immersed in the Sky Islands has…
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Taylor Lo

Taylor Lo: Stories From Camp Week

Leer en español  Last week I went on a great adventure: the highly anticipated camp week for the Path of the Jaguar internship. As a so-called East Coast “city slicker”…
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Nadira Mitchell

Nadira Mitchell: Stories From Camp Week

July 8, 2022

Leer en español  As someone who was born and raised in Tucson, Arizona, I’ve always been aware of our proximity to the U.S.-Mexico border. I grew up in a city…
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Springsnails

Searching for Springsnails in Arizona

July 5, 2022

Leer en español “I found one! Wait, no, that’s a pebble.” That was my refrain recently when I went out in the field to search for springsnails with Jeff Sorensen,…
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