Category: Newsletter

USGS/UofA Spotted Cat Monitoring Project

By Franklin Lane & Deborah Huie On Saturday August 3rd, Deb Huie (cohort 1) and I made a trip into the wild, Huachucas to retrieve SD cards from our (4) cameras placed in support of the United States Geological Survey/University of Arizona Spotted Cat… Continue Reading “USGS/UofA Spotted Cat Monitoring Project”

Spring Assessment with Franklin Lane

PCMN Spring Assessment – 31 July 2019 By Franklin Lane &  Jessie Rack             Taking advantage of a beautiful (cloudy) morning, a team of Pima County Master Naturalists met at the Douglas Spring trail head to complete a ‘Monsoon’ cycle spring assessment for Sky… Continue Reading “Spring Assessment with Franklin Lane”

Critter Cam Program – Coalition for Sonoran Desert Protection, March 2019

Critter Cam program hosted by the Coalition For Sonoran Desert Protection, Catalina State Park The Coalition for Sonoran Desert Protection conducts a citizen science project in which community members maintain wildlife cameras. This has helped us obtain important information about our wildlife using linkages… Continue Reading “Critter Cam Program – Coalition for Sonoran Desert Protection, March 2019”

Rattlesnake Handling Class: May 4, 2019

Presenters:  Cecil Schwalbe, retired Arizona State Herpetologist and Dr. Tom Biuso, physician at TMC spoke, who about snake bite treatments. Attendees:  Penny Miller(C2), Diana Holmes (C2), Dan Collins(C2), Vicki Ettelman(C3), Kathe Sudano (C3), Jenna Marvin(C3), Doug Hoerr(C3), Andrea Hoerr(C3), Carrie Barcom(C2), Sharon Overstreet(C2), Jessie… Continue Reading “Rattlesnake Handling Class: May 4, 2019”


You read the date correctly!  Three and a half hours in the desert in the middle of what is referred to as Tucson’s “Pre-Summer.”  This is normally one of the hottest and driest times of the year.  Thanks to Sharon Overstreet for predicting a… Continue Reading “THE GREAT LIZARD HUNT: May 25, 2019”

UA Tree Ring Lab Tour

Dendrochronology Lab Tour                                                                            November 2018 Cameron Becker, Cohort 2 On Saturday November 17, seven Arizona Master Naturalists took a tour of the University of Arizona Bannister Tree Ring Laboratory organized by the Advanced Training Committee. The Naturalists gathered in front of the (relatively)… Continue Reading “UA Tree Ring Lab Tour”

Santa Cruz River Walk

THE SANTA CRUZ RIVER WALK Submitted by Diana Holmes, Pima County Certified Master Naturalist, Cohort 2:  Nov 2018 Curious to learn more about the ambitious vision by a collaboration of partners to restore flow to the Santa Cruz River and its tributaries in Tucson,… Continue Reading “Santa Cruz River Walk”

Tucson Wildlife Center, Field Trip 10/20/18

Tucson Wildlife Center Advanced Training October 2018 If you have ever come across an injured animal on the road, or a baby animal with no mother in sight, you know the range of emotions and questions that flood through your head! Thankfully we have… Continue Reading “Tucson Wildlife Center, Field Trip 10/20/18”

Elegant Trogan Bird Survey Experience

On the weekend of June 2-3rd I took part in my first ever bird survey with the Tucson Audubon Society.  Our survey was for the annual count of Elegant Trogans located in the Cave Creek area of the Chiricahua mountains in southeastern AZ.  Other surveys… Continue Reading “Elegant Trogan Bird Survey Experience”