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Stingy Blue

By Linda Dugan, Cohort 5 The clement desert morning started out warm before I even arrived at Sabino Canyon. That was at 6:30 Tuesday morning, April 11, and I took note of a warm breeze passing over me just as I observed the yellow-white… Continue Reading “Stingy Blue”

Spring BioBlitz: Tortolita Preserve Report

Photo: PCMNs Izetta Feeny C6, Dave DeGroot C2, and Dre Hoerr C3 at the trailhead. By Dave DeGroot, April 20, 2023 Master Naturalists find many previously unrecorded species – It’s amazing to see what a couple dozen highly motivated Master Naturalists can accomplish in… Continue Reading “Spring BioBlitz: Tortolita Preserve Report”

Earth Day Events with PCMN

Earth Day at Marana Parks and Natural Resources PCMN was invited by our partners at Marana Parks and Natural Resources to table at their earth-day themed Concert in the Courtyard on April 20th. Vicki Ettleman (C3), Peggy Ollerhead (C3) and Izetta Feeney (C6) enjoyed… Continue Reading “Earth Day Events with PCMN”

Salt River Wild Horses

Submitted by Jean Loney, Cohort 1 Taking a trip to the lower Salt River to see the wild horses was a dream come true. Leaving early on a Sunday morning in late March from Tucson we drove onto Power Road from Loop 202 which… Continue Reading “Salt River Wild Horses”

Living Lab Experience, Watershed Management Group

Submitted by Aster Schaefer, Cohort 7Photos: Melissa Mundt, Chapter Advisor My name is Aster, and I’m a part of PCMN’s Cohort 7. Our class recently went to Watershed Management’s Living Lab on Dodge/Speedway one evening for a field lab, and having never known such… Continue Reading “Living Lab Experience, Watershed Management Group”

Camp Cooper Critter Camp

Submitted by Summer Marshall, Cohort 7 Did you know that bobcats have binocular vision? Or that some animals can mimic certain colors in nature to hide from predators? Students from the Sunrise Drive School spent a Monday and Tuesday morning at the Cooper Center… Continue Reading “Camp Cooper Critter Camp”

El Camino Del Diablo

By Franklin Lane Traversing “The Devil’s Highway” from Ajo to Yuma has been on my Sonoran Desert bucket list for quite a while. It has just been a matter of the right time, the right wingman and the right vehicle. In late March 2023… Continue Reading “El Camino Del Diablo”

Celebrating Treasures of the Tortolita Preserve

With the Wild Sonoran Women – Cohort 6 & Dave De Groot, March 7, 2023 Dave is a knowledgeable, humble guide.long way in, short way outeasy 5.25 mile hikefilled with treasures.Night blooming Arizona Queen of the Night.We eye-hunt for this special Snake Lily “stick”… Continue Reading “Celebrating Treasures of the Tortolita Preserve”

SARSEF Awards, March 10, 2023

Post by Peggy Ollerhead C3 As an all-volunteer organization focused on the ecology and natural history of the Sonoran Desert, we have sponsored awards at the Regional SARSEF Science Fair for the past 3 years.  SARSEF strives to create AZ’s future critical thinkers and… Continue Reading “SARSEF Awards, March 10, 2023”