Field Notes

Star plant

A Sonoran Field Trip During the Rainy Season

August 8, 2023

Leer en español In the middle of this past July, I had the great pleasure of going on an outing to check remote wildlife cameras at Rancho Nuevo near Moctezuma,…
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Pinacate beetle

Creature Feature: Pinacate Beetles

July 28, 2023

Leer en español With monsoon season underway here in the Sky Islands, beetles are all about. Recently, it got me thinking about one of my favorites, which is in the…
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Black bear

Border Wall Settlement Presents Significant Opportunity to Study Wildlife Connectivity Between the U.S. and Mexico

July 26, 2023

Leer en español Last week, the Sierra Club announced its long-awaited settlement in the case Sierra Club v. Biden, which marks a monumental victory for wildlife and borderland communities impacted…
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Mexican spotted owl

The Endangered Species Act Turns 50

May 19, 2023

Leer en español In 1973, following the first Earth Day celebrations and as part of a movement toward greater environmental awareness, the Endangered Species Act was established to prevent the…
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Photo Gallery: 2023 Earth Day Border BioBlitz

April 25, 2023

Leer en español This past weekend for Earth Day, Sky Island Alliance joined the 2023 Border BioBlitz, a month-long event held each April that seeks to document the diversity of…
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Mule deer

Animals That Love the Night and Dark Skies

April 19, 2023

Leer en español  Night provides essential habitat for many wildlife species here in the Sky Islands, from bats and owls to rats and ringtails. Over time these species have evolved…
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Border BioBlitz

This April, Join the 2023 Border BioBlitz

March 5, 2023

Leer en español  Since 2018, the Border BioBlitz has been an annual community science effort to record as many species as possible along the U.S.-Mexico border. This year Sky Island…
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Evans Canyon

UN-Funded Conservation Project Takes Off in Sonora

February 22, 2023

Leer en español  In 2022 the United Nations Development Program, Coca-Cola Foundation, and Ayuda en Acción in México launched a call for project proposals to enhance the health of rivers…
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Hummingbird chicks

The Great Backyard Bird Count Is Here — So Are All These Other Beauties

February 8, 2023

Leer en español Guest Blog by Randy Serraglio  When my partner and I moved into our house about 11 years ago, we saw great potential for creating urban habitat, even…
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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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