Field Notes

Bee Bingo

It’s World Bee Day. Time for Bee Bingo!

May 20, 2022

May 20 is World Bee Day, and that’s something that we here in the Sonoran Desert have more reasons to celebrate than most. We live in a global hotspot of…
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Arizona sycamore

Friday Flora Feature: Arizona Sycamore

May 16, 2022

Written by Aleidys Lopez Romero This week our flora feature is the Arizona sycamore (Platanus wrightii). While this species was named after American botanist Charles Wright (1811-1885), this tree’s family…
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Cottonwood tree

Friday Flora Feature: Fremont Cottonwood

Written by Aleidys Lopez Romero This week we turn our attention to an important indicator of water and a sight for sore eyes on long Spring Seeker trips: the Fremont…
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Camaras de Trampa

Unisierra Taller: “Monitoreo de Fauna con Cámaras Trampa”

El 28 de marzo del 2022, nuestro especialista en vida silvestre en Sonora, Miguel Enriquez con apoyo de nuestro gerente de proyectos de vida silvestre, Eamon Harrity, impartieron un taller…
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Taller de Manantiales en Unisierra para Estudiantes de Biología

April 29, 2022

Nuestro especialista en manantiales de Sonora, Angel García, presentó un taller el día 28 de marzo de 2022 a estudiantes de la carrera Lic. en Biología en la Universidad de…
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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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History of Springs in a Northern Sky Island

April 11, 2022

On March 31st we heard from Don Swann, at Saguaro National Park, on the history of springs throughout the Rincon and Catalina Mountains. Through his work over the years with…
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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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A Fond Farewell to Georgina

April 7, 2022

This month we said a fond farewell to Georgina Waller as she sailed off into retirement. She first joined our staff in 2019 supporting fundraising work and we quickly realized…
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Mexican jay

Friday Fauna Feature: Mexican Jay

April 1, 2022

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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