Another Tracking Workshop in the books!

November 5, 2019

Two weeks ago Sky Island Alliance hosted our Fall 2019 Tracking Workshop. We had a fabulous time with a group of 16 newly trained trackers. They quickly picked up the…
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New Border wall threatens Desert Oasis at San Bernardino National Wildlife Refuge

November 4, 2019

Along the US border with Mexico, sits a unique marsh called the San Bernardino cienaga, where wildlife migrates across the international border between Mexico and the mountains of Arizona. This…
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Creature Feature: Western Spotted Skunk

November 1, 2019

Did you know that the Sky Island region is home to four skunk species? There are the striped, hooded, and hog-nosed skunks, but the smallest is the western spotted skunk…
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Tarantula vs. Tarantula Hawk—A Halloween Horror Story with a Happy Ending

October 28, 2019

On a warm September evening near Saguaro National Park in Tucson, I arrived home and stumbled upon a tarantula hawk circling around a small, female desert blonde tarantula that it…
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The Mexican Origin of Pumpkins

Did you know that the pumpkins we decorate to celebrate Halloween trace their early origins to pre-Hispanic Mexico? A crop that dates back more than 7,500 years, the earliest pumpkins…
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Big Win for Wildlife in Northern Mexico

October 25, 2019

In early October, legislation to make wildlife crossings mandatory for roads in Sonora, MX was unanimously passed into state law by Sonoran Congress. This is the first state law of…
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Ay Mariposa Screening Saturday, October 26

October 24, 2019

This weekend in Tucson, come experience the moving story of butterflies and people affected by the US-Mexico border at the screening of Ay Mariposa at the Loft Cinema. Co-presented this…
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Call for Volunteers- 2020 Saguaro Census

October 18, 2019

Join Sky Island Alliance in helping Saguaro National Park with their 2020 saguaro census!  Saguaro National Park conducts their saguaro census every 10 years using citizen science. This effort is…
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Coati

Creature Feature: White-nosed Coati

The white-nosed coati (Nasua narica) is a medium-sized, omnivorous mammal. You can find them in the mountains and riparian areas of the Sky Islands. The coati ranges from the American…
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Wildlife Tracking 101: A-what-a-grade?

October 16, 2019

Animals have evolved various form of locomotion to get around. Terrestrial animals have common three types of locomotion: plantigrade, digitigrade, and unguligrade. You can see an animal’s locomotion type in…
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