More Arizona Illustrated Nature and Environment Stories

Campus Arboretum

Take a walk around the University of Arizona's Campus Arboretum, and step back in time.

Pantano Bat Bridge

Every summer evening at sunset, thousands of Mexican Free-tail bats can be seen as a swirling dark cloud at the Pantano Wash before going out to feed.

Field Notes: Coral Beans

For most of the year Coral Beans look like dried up sticks, then in the spring, its brilliant red flowers bloom.

50 Years of Tucson Bonsai

Since the Tucson Bonsai Society was founded in 1972, it has inspired generations of people to delve into this ancient tradition right here in Arizona.

The Benefits of a Nestbox

Olya Weekley of the Tucson Audubon Society shares how we can help local birds by providing safe places to nest.

Field Notes: Gila Monsters

Gila Monsters can be elusive, but occasionally they turn up in strange places.

50 Years of Tucson Orchids

The Tucson Orchid Society has been helping members learn about these colorful plants since 1972.

Field Notes: Tent Caterpillars

The mystery of the strange, webby sacks hanging from trees in the Santa Catalinas.

Sweetwater Wetlands

The Sweetwater Wetlands is a public park, birding hotspot - and part of Tucson’s reclaimed water system.

Water Harvester: An Invitation to Abundance

How Tucson resident Brad Lancaster transformed his neighborhood by experimenting with water harvesting.

Yuma Farmers Assess Water Usage Amid Drought

What are regional lettuce producers doing to make lettuce farming more sustainable, and what is the future of this water-intensive crop that depends on the Colorado River?

Stories in the Sand

Exploring thousands of years of natural history in one of the most remote places in North America.

Longfin Dace

For the first time in 110 years, the longfin dace will swim in the waters of downtown Tucson.

Sabino Dam

Sabino Dam is an accessible oasis about a mile from the Sabino Canyon Visitor Center, a wonderful Tucson gem.

Invasive Species: Arundo

Follow volunteers from Watershed Management Group as they attempt to remove Arundo donax (giant reed) from Tanque Verde Creek in east Tucson.

For the Birds

During the pandemic, Bisbee resident Ken Lamberton discovered a new passion when he began photographing the birds on his property. (6:23)

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