Field Notes

Wildlife tracks

Border Wildlife Tracking Blitz

May 20, 2022

There are only a few spots along the U.S.-Mexico border still open to wildlife movement between the two countries. The stretch from the Patagonia Mountains to the Huachucas, across the…
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Junior Spring Seeker

Junior Spring Seeker at Agua Caliente Park

May 14, 2022

Bring the whole family to Agua Caliente Park on Saturday, May 14 between 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. Families will be able to pick up a free kids activity booklet…
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History of Springs in a Northern Sky Island

April 11, 2022

On March 31st we heard from Don Swann, at Saguaro National Park, on the history of springs throughout the Rincon and Catalina Mountains. Through his work over the years with…
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History of Springs in a Northern Sky Island

March 31, 2022

This webinar aired on march 31, 2022. Springs are natural features in the Sky Islands that provide life-saving water in a very dry place, which has always made them incredibly…
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Coffee Break: History of Springs in a Northern Sky Island

Register Here! Springs are natural features in the Sky Islands that provide life-saving water in a very dry place, which has always made them incredibly valuable to people…who have in…
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World Water Day in the Sky Islands 

March 22, 2022

World Water Day, developed by the United Nations in 1993 and observed on March 22nd, is an opportunity for us to advocate for sustainable management of freshwater resources, locally and…
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Spring Seeking Students

March 9, 2022

Written by: Micah Kaufmann, Earth Grant Intern Recently, a small group of Earth Grant and College of Architecture and Planning (CAPLA) students got the opportunity to go on a group…
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Sarah Seeks Springs in the Snow: A survey of the last upper elevation spring in the Santa Catalina Mountains

February 28, 2022

Exciting news – all springs (that we know of) above 7000 feet in the Santa Catalina Mountains have been surveyed! I recently traveled to the last remaining site and recorded…
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Snails of Arizona

February 22, 2022

Snails are an animal that takes me by surprise here in the desert. It seems like it wouldn’t be wet enough here for them to survive. It turns out, snails…
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Get to Know Your Slimy Neighbors — Desert Snails

February 17, 2022

This webinar aired on FEB. 17, 2022. Did you know Arizona has over 200 native species of mollusks? Join us for a special Sky Island Coffee Break with Arizona’s “Snail…
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