Field Notes

Tarantula

Season’s Greetings, Nocturnal Creatures!

October 24, 2022

Leer en español As Halloween approaches, images of werewolves, chupacabras, and all sorts of other scary-spookies are everywhere. Definitely in my head; maybe in yours. Throughout the year we here…
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Coyotes in wash

A Big Month for Coyotes

September 28, 2022

Leer en español When reviewing photos from Sky Island Alliance’s FotoFauna wildlife cameras each month, I always get excited to see which species will show up and what story they’ll…
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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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Whitelined sphinxmoth

Marvelous Monsoon Hawkmoths

September 7, 2022

Leer en español  Guest Blog by Justin Schmidt and Jillian Cowles We take for granted in the Sky Islands that the summer monsoons bring flowers. But beautiful flowers as we…
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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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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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