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Nurtured by Nature

A Tucson resident follows his true passion and lets nature lead the way.

Campus Agricultural Center

The Campus Agricultural Center operates as a research and teaching facility for the University of Arizona’s College of Veterinary Medicine.

Desert Botanical Garden

This Phoenix landmark has been studying and conserving plants for 85 years.

Trail Crew

Meet the people at Saguaro National Park who build and maintain hiking trails.

Tucson Village Farm

Farm in metropolitan Tucson leads to plant and personal growth in the Sonoran Desert region.

Desert Plants: Arizona Rosewood

The Arizona Rosewood, Vauquelinia californica, is a drought and cold-tolerant native plant of the Sonoran Desert that makes a good choice for a home landscape

Santa Cruz River Cleanup

Picking up trash and sowing wildflowers with The Sonoran Institute

Desert Plants: The Desert Hackberry

The Desert Hackberry, Celtis pallida, is ideal for creating habitat for wildlife while helping pollinators.

Bobcats Among Us

Bobcats are thriving in metropolitan Tucson in spite of the community's growth in the Sonoran Desert.

Desert Plants: The Mexican Sunflower Tree

The Mexican Sunflower Tree (Tithonia Fruticosa) is a giant in this family, that can get to several feet tall and wide

Desert Plants: The Desert Lavender

A thornless, drought-tolerant native plant that attracts pollinators.

Desert Plants: Little Leaf Cordia

The tough flowering shrub in the Sonoran Desert that helps pollinators.

Science in the Critical Zone

University of Arizona scientists working at the Critical Zone Observatory in the Catalina Mountains are studying Earth’s thin surface

Desert Plants: Desert Willow

Easy growing flowering tree in the Sonoran Desert provides color, food and habitat for native species.

Desert Living Home Tour

Homes and community spaces across Tucson showcased features that cut down on water and energy use.

Water Conservation Conversation

University of Arizona Professor Andrea Gerlak suggests the water conservation conversation is bringing everyday consumers together to discuss simple ideas and ways of preserving our precious resource.

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