Field Notes

Aravaipa Canyon: Field Report!

March 29, 2022

Sky Island Alliance and our wonderful volunteers are back in Aravaipa Canyon! We’re continuing our work of the last several years to hand-pull Vinca major from the banks of Aravaipa…
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Looking Back at a Fantastic Year of Pulling Vinca Major in Aravaipa Canyon

November 5, 2021

2021 was a great year for pulling Vinca major, an invasive plant, from the creek beds of Aravaipa Canyon Preserve in Arizona. In collaboration with The Nature Conservancy (TNC), who…
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Summer Intern Stories: G’ashdla a cho o aa

August 20, 2021

Written by Cassandra Villegas, a 2021 Sky Island Alliance Binational Internship Program participant. Aravaipa Canyon is one of the Sky Island region’s treasured memories that will always be etched in my…
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Summer Intern Stories: The Writing in the Sand—Wildlife Tracking in Aravaipa Canyon

August 16, 2021

Written by Aleidys Lopez Romero, a 2021 Sky Island Alliance Binational Internship Program participant. While exploring the extravagant views offered within Aravaipa Canyon [this summer], Sky Island Alliance staff along with…
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Thank You for Making a Difference in Aravaipa Canyon

June 25, 2021

Photo Caption: Volunteers removing vinca under the beautiful fall colors of Aravaipa Canyon. Years have passed since we first partnered with The Nature Conservancy (TNC) to remove invasive periwinkle (vinca) from the creek that flows through Aravaipa…
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Hardworking volunteers removed vinca from Aravaipa Canyon!

November 14, 2019

A huge thank you to the volunteers who came with us to the Aravaipa Canyon Preserve this past weekend to help remove invasive periwinkle (Vinca major) from the canyon.  Our…
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Vinca in Aravaipa Canyon

November 7, 2019

Periwinkle (Vinca major) Greater periwinkle (Vinca major) is a flowering vine native to the Mediterranean and is popular in homes and gardens for its attractive purple flowers. While it looks…
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