Field Notes


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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Friday Fauna Feature: Gila Monster 

March 18, 2022

Written by Aleidys Lopez Romero While our species this week is certainly not the poster-child of “cute and cuddly,” their unique coloration and venomous bites are definitely a showstopper. We…
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Wavy scaly cloakfern

Wavy Scaly Cloakfern

March 15, 2022

When I moved to Arizona and left the coast redwood forest behind, I sadly thought my love affair with ferns was over. I was proven wonderfully wrong almost immediately during…
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Get to Know the Gray Fox

March 9, 2022

Author: Rosalyn Jackson, Sky Island Intern Gray foxes are small mammals native to North and Central America. Their species name, cinereoargenteus, roughly translates to “ashen silver” which appropriately describes their beautiful,…
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Consejos para proteger a los gatos salvajes #3: hablemos de los gatos domésticos

Creemos en un mundo donde los gatos salvajes icónicos prosperan, un mundo donde el personal del parque y las comunidades locales están unidos y brindan un paso seguro para la…
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UofA Campus Camera Trap Set-Up

March 4, 2022

Written by: Micah Kaufmann, Earth Grant Intern A wildlife camera trap has been set up on campus. In a little corner behind the College of Architecture, Planning, and Landscape Architecture…
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Trucos De Gestión De Fotos

March 3, 2022

Gracias MIGUEL FRANCISCO ENRIQUEZ GALAZ por su ayuda con la traducción. Sky Island FotoFauna es nuestra red regional de cámaras de vida silvestre impulsada por voluntarios que comparten listas de verificación…
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