Field Notes

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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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Santa Cruz River

Santa Cruz Watershed Gets New Restoration Plan

May 24, 2022

Leer en español In March 2022 the Santa Cruz Watershed Collaborative voted to adopt a new restoration plan. This is an exciting step forward in restoring formerly perennial rivers throughout…
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Hog-nosed skunk

Friday Fauna Feature: Hog-nosed Skunk

Written by Aleidys López Romero No, they don’t ‘oink, oink.’ But yes! they do have special powers and many endearing qualities. It’s the long, bare nose of American hog-nosed skunks…
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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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