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Restoring Peppersauce Cave

A group of cavers have taken on the task of restoring Peppersauce Cave to its natural beauty.

Growing Home

A large urban lot and irrigation water from Salt River Project have allowed Randy McCabe to transform his home with a growing number of species such as bananas, mangoes, plumerias, golden rain trees, and others.

Elegant Trogon

The Elegant Trogon is a brilliant bird that is usually associated with exotic locations in Mexico and Central America, but a population in southeast Arizona is attracting many admirers.

The Paton Center

What used to be a private home in Patagonia is now a popular destination to people from all over the United States and other countries.

Harbingers of Summer

What are cicadas’ purpose in life and how do they make that loud buzzing sound?

Fig-Eater Beetle

The bright, metallic-green fig-eater beetle is one of Tucson's most conspicuous insects.

Arizona Summer Poppy

The Arizona summer poppy is not really a poppy, but it’s a welcome treat for those who are looking for color during our hot and humid monsoon.

Gila Topminnow

A recent rediscovery of the endangered Gila topminnow in the Santa Cruz river south of Tucson has excited scientists.

Mount Graham Red Squirrel

With fewer than 300 of its kind remaining, the Mount Graham red squirrel is one of the rarest animals in all of North America.

Ode to Tumamoc Hill

An ode to the unique sites, sounds and people of Tumamoc Hill.

Canoa Ranch

Canoa Ranch a 6-thousand acre atypical park that is home to thousands of years of civilization.

The Middle Man

Pivot Produce connects local farmers and growers with restaurants, chefs and food purveyors in Tucson, Arizona.

Oracle State Park

Oracle State park provides a place to enjoy nature, history, art and dark skies.

Year of the Hummingbird

A bright little bird will be getting extra attention in 2017 as the Tucson Audubon Society’s designated bird of the year.

Expanding the Palate

An increasing number of people are looking for a “connection to the land” and one method that doesn’t require a lot of territory or money is gaining popularity. Residents in Arizona are experimenting with growing mushrooms in controlled environments.

The Growing Class

Experienced farmers and their novice neighbors are taking classes about different agricultural topics such as soil, small animals, marketing and production.

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