Field Notes

Milky Way

Join the Challenge: Help Document Dark Skies, Oct. 17-26

October 3, 2022

Leer en español We’ve got a fun challenge for you that involves going outdoors later this month and taking a simple measurement of how dark the sky is around you….
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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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Velvet mesquite

New Names for Our Old Friends the Mesquites

September 25, 2022

Leer en español If you live in the Sky Islands, you’ve likely seen anywhere from one to three of our local mesquite tree species — velvet mesquite, honey mesquite, and…
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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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Jimmy Gribbin

Staff Highlight: Jimmy Gribbin

September 15, 2022

Leer en español Jimmy Gribbin, our Field Coordinator, started with Sky Island Alliance in September 2022 to recruit and organize volunteers for our conservation programs. He also helps handle field…
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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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Pat Cicero

Volunteer Spotlight: Pat Cicero

August 25, 2022

Leer en español  Please introduce yourself! Where are you from, and what do you do? Thanks for giving me this opportunity to share insights with Sky Island Alliance. I’m Patrick…
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Junior Spring Seeker booklet

New Activity Book for Junior Spring Seekers

August 15, 2022

Leer en español Earlier this year I worked with a group of students at the University of Arizona to develop a resource that’d introduce kids to the wild world of…
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Agua Caliente Trail

Sky Island Hikes: Agua Caliente Hill

August 12, 2022

Leer en español  The following is part of a series of recommended hikes in the Sky Islands — be safe, have fun, and leave no trace. In the northeast corner…
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Javier and friends

Javier Noriega: Stories From Camp Week

July 27, 2022

Leer en español  Last week my fellow interns, Sky Island Alliance staff, and I ventured out on a week-long field trip to different ranches, an experience that I will certainly…
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