Field Notes

Monsoon lightning

Our Favorite Ways to Track the Monsoon

June 29, 2022

Leer en español The monsoon is imminent here in Tucson, Arizona, and it’s already started further south in Sonora! I grew up in Tucson, and it was an early interest…
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Sierra Huerfana

Sky Island Hikes: Sierra Huérfana

June 27, 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. According to popular wisdom,…
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McGrew Spring restoration

Summer Intern Stories: Spring Restoration

June 24, 2022

Leer en español SIA Stewardship Specialist Bryon Lichtenhan and I recently headed out to the field, delighted to be accompanied by our three Doris Duke conservation scholars — Taylor Lo,…
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Alejandra Tanori García

Summer Intern Stories: Setting Up a Wildlife Camera

June 23, 2022

Leer en español Alejandra Tanori García — above left, on an earlier trip planting native grasses — is one of our Path of the Jaguar interns this year. A few…
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Camino del Jaguar

New Cohort Arrives for Path of the Jaguar Internship

June 16, 2022

Leer en español We’re excited to begin another great summer of conservation work and fun with a new batch of Path of the Jaguar interns from Mexico and the United…
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Colecta de peces en redes

In Search of a Threatened Sonoran Minnow

June 15, 2022

Leer en español In May 2022 three Sky Island Alliance staff members from Sonora — Angel García, Miguel Enríquez, and Mónica Montaño — joined a group of native fish researchers…
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Great horned owl

The Benefits of Moving Quietly Through Nature

June 7, 2022

Leer en español Whenever I go check remote cameras near Agua Prieta, Sonora, I get excited about what I might see during the trip. Normally, to get to the places…
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Monica Montaño

Meet an SIA Staff Member: Mónica Montaño

June 3, 2022

Leer en español Mónica Montaño started with Sky Island Alliance as a summer intern in 2021 and is now a Sky Island fellow working to advance our conservation projects in…
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Looking for wildlife tracks

Wildlife Tracking in the Borderlands

June 1, 2022

Leer en español Two weeks ago, five SIA trackers went down to the border along the western foothills of Arizona’s Patagonia Mountains to document wildlife use of the borderlands. We…
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Rio Cocospera in Sonora

Environmental Groups Look Forward at Gathering in Sonora

May 31, 2022

Leer en español In May 2022, Sky Island Alliance staff joined five other environmental organizations in Sonora, Mexico, for a weekend at the stunningly beautiful Aribabi Conservation Ranch, nestled among…
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