Category: PCMN posts

Kathy’s Nature Collective

Blogpost written by PCMN Kathy Mclin, cohort 3. “Kathy’s Nature Collective: a new series of photos from Kathy McLin (Cohort 3) showcasing her weekly or monthly nature travels throughout Southern Arizona.” Armed with a sense of wonder a camera and no preconceived notion as… Continue Reading “Kathy’s Nature Collective”

Master Naturalists Learn about Desert Tortoise Adoption

15 master naturalists from multiple chapters attended a special MN/ AZ Game and Fish webinar on how to create a desert tortoise habitat and adopt one, and 12 people attended a follow-up meeting at Penny Miller’s house to meet her adopted tortoise Shelly, and… Continue Reading “Master Naturalists Learn about Desert Tortoise Adoption”

June 2022 PCMN Membership Gathering

By Franklin Lane The Pima County Chapter bylaws only require bi-monthly meetings of the Board of Directors (BOD). Since the BOD has, by practice, been meeting every month it was decided earlier this year to dedicate occasional ‘second Monday of the month’ to less… Continue Reading “June 2022 PCMN Membership Gathering”

Critter Camp for Kids

By Kathe Sudano, April 5, 2022 It’s not often we in Tucson have a forecast of 100% chance of severe thunderstorms but that happened on Tuesday March 29th, 2022. Add over 50 fourth graders into that mix along with a significant drop in temperature,… Continue Reading “Critter Camp for Kids”

Master of Mimicry and More, the Marvelous Northern Mockingbird

Blogpost written by PCMN Kathleen McLin, Cohort 3 Morning, noon, and night Northern Mockingbird males serenade us and potential mates with a cache of tunes numbering more than 200. They are often the first bird you hear in the morning and the last one… Continue Reading “Master of Mimicry and More, the Marvelous Northern Mockingbird”

PCMN Wild Burro AT Trail Hike

Blogpost written by PCMN Kim Gerard, Cohort 6. Saturday, March 19, 2022 On a mild and sunny morning, a small group of Pima County Chapter Master Naturalists met for an Advanced Training hike.  We explored the Wild Burro Trail in the Tortolita Mountains, which… Continue Reading “PCMN Wild Burro AT Trail Hike”

Master Naturalists in the Field: Wild Burro Trail Hike

Pima County Chapter Master NaturalistsSkills-Based Advanced Training Wild Burro Trail HikeSaturday, March 19, 2022 On a mild and sunny morning, a small group of Pima County Chapter Master Naturalists met for an Advanced Training hike. We explored the Wild Burro Trail in the Tortolita… Continue Reading “Master Naturalists in the Field: Wild Burro Trail Hike”

Tracks and Scat April 16, 2022

Who doesn’t wonder what animal made the tracks we sometimes see on hikes, or even in our own yards? And who hasn’t wondered what kind of scat we “tripped” over.  On April 16, 2022 Cohort 6 had a special lab at Cienega Creekled by… Continue Reading “Tracks and Scat April 16, 2022”

It must be Spring…. Vultures are back!

Blogpost written by PCMN: Kathleen McLin Black and Turkey Vultures may strike fear into some individuals but to me they are unique, fascinating birds. Their scientific name Cathartes aura is Latin for “ cleansing breeze”. Their bald head prevents carrion from sticking and rotting… Continue Reading “It must be Spring…. Vultures are back!”