Field Notes

Staff Highlight: Louise Misztal

January 20, 2020

LOUISE MISZTAL: EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR What is your favorite place in the Sky Islands? Any swimming hole that I can dip into with a little flowing water is my favorite place….
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How we set up our wildlife cameras

January 18, 2020

Wildlife cameras are a useful tool to study wildlife in a non-invasive approach and answer many questions about wildlife behavior, occupancy, abundance, and land usage. At Sky Island Alliance, we use wildlife cameras to gather crucial data on wildlife species in…
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Friday Creature Feature: Gray Hawk

January 17, 2020

The gray hawk (Buteo plagiatus) is a medium-sized, silvery gray hawk, that has white underparts, a black tail with white banding and yellow legs. The gray hawk ranges from the…
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Sky Island SPOTlight: Aravaipa Canyon

January 16, 2020

Introducing our Sky Island SPOTlight series! Throughout the next few weeks we will be introducing you to the beautiful places in the Sky Island region where we are lucky enough…
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Do you live near the border and want to help protect wildlife?

January 15, 2020

In 2019 Sky Island Alliance collected 9,600 photos of wildlife (2019 Top 10 photos). We want to make 2020 the year of 20,000 wildlife photos, and we need your help…
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Staff Highlight: Daniel Armenta

January 13, 2020

Daniel Armenta: Development Director Favorite place in Sky Islands? I love the Santa Catalina Mountains. Living in Tucson, I feel this mountain range embodies the spirit of the Sky Islands…
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Friday Creature Feature: Great Horned Owl

January 10, 2020

Their name comes from the horn-like feather tufts on the tops of their heads. The tufts are darker than the rest of the head, which improves their camouflage. As masters…
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Staff Highlight: Georgina Waller

January 6, 2020

Georgina Waller: Development Assistant Favorite place in Sky Islands? The area of the Sky Islands that I am most familiar with is the Patagonia Mountain range. The reason is the…
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Small Saguaros Surge Skyward! Preliminary Results from the Census 

January 4, 2020

In December, Sky Island Alliance volunteers took to the trails in Saguaro National Park East District to count and measure saguaros as part of the Saguaro Census. Every ten years, Saguaro National…
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Friday Creature Feature: Desert Cottontail

January 3, 2020

Continuing our lagomorph series of creature features, this week we are leaving the hares and go to the other group, the rabbits!   Rabbits and Jackrabbits are genetic cousins but are…
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