Month: February 2021

Citizen Science: City Nature Challenge 2021

The City Nature Challenge is a global initiative to document the world’s biodiversity (see How it got Started), particularly in urban areas. This event occurs in two parts: Part 1- April 30-May 3* Discover- explore to find a variety of species.* Document- take a… Continue Reading “Citizen Science: City Nature Challenge 2021”

Volunteering in the time of Covid… what are the options?

Blogpost by PCMN Peggy O., Cohort 3 In March of 2020, as the potential scope of the pandemic became clear, opportunities to volunteer changed dramatically as organizations shut down suddenly for the safety of the public. Since then, as the virus numbers dropped and… Continue Reading “Volunteering in the time of Covid… what are the options?”

The Greater Roadrunner Geococcyx californianus

A capstone written by Daniel N. Collins Arizona Master Naturalist – 2018 Cohort I froze in my tracks. For any experienced naturalist hiking in the Sonoran Desert, the sound of a rattlesnake elicits that reaction. I carefully surveyed my surroundings…nothing…nothing… nothing…ah…there it was! But… Continue Reading “The Greater Roadrunner Geococcyx californianus”