Field Notes

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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Colecta de peces en redes

In Search of a Threatened Sonoran Minnow

June 15, 2022

Leer en español In May 2022 three Sky Island Alliance staff members from Sonora — Angel García, Miguel Enríquez, and Mónica Montaño — joined a group of native fish researchers…
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Hog-nosed skunk

Friday Fauna Feature: Hog-nosed Skunk

May 24, 2022

Written by Aleidys López Romero No, they don’t ‘oink, oink.’ But yes! they do have special powers and many endearing qualities. It’s the long, bare nose of American hog-nosed skunks…
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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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Aravaipa Canyon: Field Report!

March 29, 2022

Sky Island Alliance and our wonderful volunteers are back in Aravaipa Canyon! We’re continuing our work of the last several years to hand-pull Vinca major from the banks of Aravaipa…
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Spring’s a Comin’ 

March 20, 2022

March 20th­ is the spring equinox of 2022, when the length of day equals that of night. This marks the first day of Spring for us in the Northern Hemisphere….
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