Category: Newsletter

Communing with Nature: Madera Canyon

Submitted by Kathy Mclin, October 2020 In these past months, Communing With Nature has become as much necessity as passion.  And, when I’ve trekked about it’s been great having a like minded friend to share with, each experience. On a warm day in late… Continue Reading “Communing with Nature: Madera Canyon”

Cohort Connections: The Raptor Protection Program

Submitted by Tori West (Cohort 3), October 2020 So many people loved my husband’s photo of the fire and the owl on the telephone pole in the last newsletter and on Facebook, that I began thinking it would be nice to share a story… Continue Reading “Cohort Connections: The Raptor Protection Program”

WATER FLOW MONITORING ON BIG WASH

Diana Holmes, Pima County Master Naturalist, Cohort 2September 2020 Like many of the master naturalists, I participate in several citizen science efforts, one of which is a water flow monitor for the Watershed Management’s River Run Network.  I monitor Big Wash located in Oro… Continue Reading “WATER FLOW MONITORING ON BIG WASH”

Las Cienegas Day Trip

By Kathy Mclin:  I spent an incredible day in nature at the Las Cienegas National Conservation Area, Empire Ranch, along with friends and fellow Master Naturalists, Peggy Ollerhead (C3) and Debbie Petrich (C1).  We took off at 6am and before 7 we arrived on… Continue Reading “Las Cienegas Day Trip”

Whitewater Draw Field Trip

Submitted by Deb Petrich, Cohort 1 On Sunday March 8, 2020, nine (9) PCMN members from Cohorts 1-4 participated in an Advanced Training Skills-Based Field Trip with noted Pima County Natural Resources & Parks and Recreation, Wildlife Viewing Program Specialist, Jeff Babson, to Whitewater… Continue Reading “Whitewater Draw Field Trip”

Sonoran Desert HOA Stewardship Project

Stewardship – From Dream to Reality By Andrea Hoerr, Cohort 3 Ever since we bought our townhouse in the Foothills, I’ve dreamed about adding native flowers to the common property. With the support and challenge of the Capstone project, I knew that I had… Continue Reading “Sonoran Desert HOA Stewardship Project”

Tap & Bottle Fun(d)raiser for PCMN

AZMN-Pima County Chapter had our first fun(d)raiser @ Tap&Bottle on S. 6th Ave on Friday, January 24, 2020 from 5-8PM. It was attended by members of all 4 MN Tucson cohorts and many of their family and guests. Rebecca, owner of the venue, donated… Continue Reading “Tap & Bottle Fun(d)raiser for PCMN”

Saguaro Census 2020

Blog Post by Andrea Hoerr, Cohort 3 On Feb 18 2020, several Pima County Master Naturalists volunteered for the 2020 Saguaro Census. This survey was coordinated by the National Park Service and held at Saguaro National Park West (SAGU) with Don Swann, SAGU Wildlife… Continue Reading “Saguaro Census 2020”

Catalina State Park Remote Wildlife Camera

CATALINA STATE PARK REMOTE WILDLIFE CAMERA Submitted by Diana Holmes, Pima County Certified Master Naturalist, Cohort 2 Shortly after moving to Oro Valley from Sonoita in 2012, my husband and I volunteered to monitor a remote wildlife camera in Catalina State Park.  The Coalition… Continue Reading “Catalina State Park Remote Wildlife Camera”