Category: PCMN posts

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”

A Canid That Can Climb Trees

Capstone Project created by PCMN Jan Schwartz, 8/13/20 That would be the gray fox! Who knew?  This fox has very strong hook-like claws and flexible wrists, which allow it to climb trees. It uses the tree as a place to sleep, to escape predators,… Continue Reading “A Canid That Can Climb Trees”

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”