Field Notes

Shipping containers

Arizona Border Briefing

November 1, 2022

On Oct. 5, 2022, shipping containers were first observed on federal land within the Coronado National Forest in the southern Huachuca Mountains — right in the heart of our Border…
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Dark Skies Webinar

Help Document Dark Skies in the Sky Islands, Oct. 17-26

October 19, 2022

In this short talk, Sky Island Alliance staff discuss how artificial lighting threatens the region’s spectacular dark skies, as well as the diversity of life here that needs the dark…
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FotoFauna Training

Training: Intro to Sky Island FotoFauna

September 21, 2022

Do you love wildlife in the Sky Islands and have a place where you could place a backyard trail camera? Then this training is for you. In this talk we…
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The Forgotten Botanist

Coffee Break: “The Forgotten Botanist”

September 1, 2022

On Sept. 1, 2022, Sky Island Alliance hosted an exciting conversation with independent scholar, editor, poet, and author Wynne Brown, who shared details from Sara Plummer Lemmon’s life and work,…
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Fireflies

Coffee Break: Fireflies of Arizona and the Sky Islands

July 7, 2022

Did you know there are more than 20 different species of fireflies in Arizona? Or that fireflies in our Sky Islands synchronize their flashes, lighting up the night in unison?…
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Sky Island geomorphology

Coffee Break: Sky Island Geology & Geomorphology

May 19, 2022

Have you ever wondered how the Sky Islands were created? How rivers became oriented in certain directions? How vegetation and soils play off each other to create the geographic diversity…
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American Scar

“American Scar” — Virtual Screening + Q&A

May 5, 2022

On May 4, 2022, Sky Island Alliance and allies hosted a virtual screening of the border wall documentary “American Scar,” produced by The New Yorker. Watch the 13-minute documentary and…
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History of Springs in a Northern Sky Island

March 31, 2022

This webinar aired on march 31, 2022. Springs are natural features in the Sky Islands that provide life-saving water in a very dry place, which has always made them incredibly…
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Get to Know Your Slimy Neighbors — Desert Snails

February 17, 2022

This webinar aired on FEB. 17, 2022. Did you know Arizona has over 200 native species of mollusks? Join us for a special Sky Island Coffee Break with Arizona’s “Snail…
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Border Changes in Arizona — A Pilot’s Perspective

January 20, 2022

This webinar aired on Jan. 20, 2022. How have the borderlands of southeastern Arizona changed in recent years? From road blading, groundwater pumping, and border wall construction to extreme changes…
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