Category: PCMN posts

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”

Tucson Festival of Books, March 3-4, 2023

Location: U of A MallPost submitted by Kathe Sudano; Photos from Kathe Sudano and Peggy Ollerhead The Pima County Master Naturalists (PCMN) have been watching folks take delight in a beautiful mesquite box full of scat for years. No matter where we are, people… Continue Reading “Tucson Festival of Books, March 3-4, 2023”

Sandhill Cranes, A Cacophony of Sounds

Of the Fifteen species of Cranes found worldwide, two species inhabit the United States, the Whooping and Sandhill Cranes. Arizona is host to three different subspecies of Sandhill Cranes that spend the winter in Arizona. They consist of a smaller variety that migrates down… Continue Reading “Sandhill Cranes, A Cacophony of Sounds”

Exploring Southern Arizona: Destination Fort Bowie

Destination: Fort Bowie: 85 Miles and 150 Years from Tucson Looking for a different weekend hike when Sabino Canyon, Mount Lemmon, Madera Canyon and otherlocal hikes are clogged with Winter visitors? A visit to Fort Bowie Historic Park may be a perfect day trip.On… Continue Reading “Exploring Southern Arizona: Destination Fort Bowie”

AZMNA Annual Conference: January 27-28, 2023

Main Blog Written by Jessica Paul, Cohort 4 with design/layout by Deb Petrich, Cohort 1Photos: Izetta Feeny, Chris Robie, Franklin Lane, Linda Doughty, Deb Petrich, Peggy Ollerhead, Dana Hook What does a naturalist have to look forward to when attending an annual conference in… Continue Reading “AZMNA Annual Conference: January 27-28, 2023”

Sonoran Musings: Colossal Cave, a Southeast Gem

Submitted by K. McLin, Cohort 3, February 2023 If you are looking for great views, interesting geological sites, evidence of early inhabitants and nature’s bounty, than a trip to Colossal Cave and it’s riding stable area is the perfect venue.  There is ample parking,… Continue Reading “Sonoran Musings: Colossal Cave, a Southeast Gem”

My Heart Belongs to the Wild Things

PCMN Annual Meeting December 2022

Submitted By Kathy McLin Cohort 3 The PCMN Chapter held their 2022 annual membership meeting on Sunday, December 4th, but unfortunately without one of our most beloved Master Naturalist members, Josh Skattum. In his spirit, a memorial hike was planned that morning to honor… Continue Reading “PCMN Annual Meeting December 2022”