Field Notes

Mexican jay

Friday Fauna Feature: Mexican Jay

April 1, 2022

Written by Aleidys Lopez Romero Description  You’ve likely seen them swooping low to the ground and frolicking among the trees, their vibrant blue wings twinkling in the sunlight. The Mexican…
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Get to Know the Gray Fox

March 9, 2022

Author: Rosalyn Jackson, Sky Island Intern Gray foxes are small mammals native to North and Central America. Their species name, cinereoargenteus, roughly translates to “ashen silver” which appropriately describes their beautiful,…
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UofA Campus Camera Trap Set-Up

March 4, 2022

Written by: Micah Kaufmann, Earth Grant Intern A wildlife camera trap has been set up on campus. In a little corner behind the College of Architecture, Planning, and Landscape Architecture…
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FotoFauna Photo Management Hacks

March 2, 2022

Sky Island FotoFauna is our regional wildlife camera network powered by volunteers sharing monthly species checklists in Mexico and the U.S. To submit data, FotoFauna only requires one photo per…
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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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Tips for Protecting Wild Cats #4: Make Your Yard Cat Friendly

February 11, 2022

We envision a world where iconic wild cats thrive, a world where park staff and local communities are united and provide safe passage for wildlife across public lands and private…
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Consejos para proteger a los gatos salvajes: ¡Limitación para los linces!

January 31, 2022

Creemos en un mundo donde los gatos salvajes icónicos prosperan, un mundo donde el personal del parque y las comunidades locales están unidos y brindan un paso seguro para la…
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Celebrating 2021 on Our Border Wildlife Study Cameras

December 28, 2021

It’s hard to believe the Border Wildlife Study entered its second year in 2021, with over three million photos detected since March of 2020 and over 60,000 photos containing some…
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Year-End 2021 FotoFauna Photo Celebration with Saguaro National Park

December 16, 2021

This webinar aired on December 16, 2021. As 2021 comes to a close, what better way is there to celebrate making it through another 12 months of heartache, joy, and…
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FotoFauna First Year Results—The Species in Your Neighborhood

November 24, 2021

When I first moved to Tucson and found a badger footprint outside one summer morning, I was shocked — I had no idea my neighborhood had badgers! Now with the first-year…
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