Sam Lena Park, Tucson, Arizona

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In my continuing tour of the many sites for birding here in the Tucson, Arizona area, I have run across the Sam Lena Park, and athletic complex. They provide 20-30 acres of mostly untouched riparian area, with willow, pine, cotton wood and mesquite trees.

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Fall migration brings rarities to Tucson

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With close to 30 avid birders all gathered around the one sycamore tree, I am pretty sure the bird was ready for some peace and quiet. The post Fall migration brings rarities to Tucson appeared first on 10,000 Birds.

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Why Tucson, for the birds of course!

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Now that Jeanne and I have settled here in Tucson, Arizona, we have been questioned by our friends dozens of times….Why Why Tucson? So, why Tucson, why not? This is the Violet-crowned Hummingbird that is a resident of the Tucson Audubon Society’s Paton Hummingbird center.

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Sweetwater Wetlands Park in Tucson, Arizona

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When we first landed here in Tucson, Arizona, fate worked her magic, and one of the first people I met was Luke Safford. Luke is a coordinator with the Tucson Audubon Society, and was incredibly helpful with getting my feet on the ground, as far as South East Arizona Birding.

Little Big Year-Week 37: Settling down in Tucson AZ

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Now that we have “settled” in Tucson, Arizona, or at least this is where the 5th Wheel is for the time being, it has been nice to be able to spread out a bit. 15 Great Horned Owl – The cover photo is our local, who lives in the palm tree right above our site.

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The Little Bird Year: Week 41 – Madera Canyon, Tucson Arizona

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Tucson Arizona is turning out to be a very birdy area. I have to admit I stole some parts of that phrase from the director of the Tucson Audubon Society, Jonathan E. Situated in the Santa Rita Mountains, south of Tucson.

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Owls, Owls, and more Owls in SE Arizona

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The Great Horned Owls that live in the palm trees right above our RV have returned and brought with them a pair of fledglings. They are located in the Santa Cruz Flats just north of Tucson, and are quite honestly, living right alongside the road.

Arivaca Lake- The last stop before Mexico

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If they are passing thru Pima County, and the Tucson area, Arivaca Lake is the last stop for water before crossing the US/Mexico border. This 90 acre lake, managed by Arizona Fish and Wildlife is about a 45 mile drive from Tucson, and 9 miles from Mexico, as the Chihuahuan Raven flies.

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Still chasing rarities in SE Arizona

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After an extensive year of travel in 2018, I have mainly focused on Pima County and the Tucson area for my birding. Finally, when the superintendant of the golf course came out to mow the nearby #1 green, the bird flew up into a small mesquite tree, which offered some better protection.

The Little Big Year-Week 44: Off to the islands ‘Mon

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That was the best possible spot we could find from our Tucson base, and given our badly stressed budget. It just so happens, that there were some pretty decent priced flights out of Tucson, so Jeanne booked a couple of tickets, and then had to beat it back home from Texas.

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South East Arizona’s Madera Canyon

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Now that Jeanne and I have finally settled on Tucson, Arizona at least for a while, I will pick up where I left off at the end of 2018. Located approximately 40 miles south of Tucson, Arizona, you travel on Highway 19 to Green Valley, and exit at Continental Road.

10 Amazing Food Co-ops Across America

Green (Living) Review

At Food Conspiracy Co-op in Tucson, Arizona, community members teach courses; local nonprofits and schools apply for donations; and workshops on water harvesting and native trees take place. Cooperatively owned grocery stores exist all over the country.

The Littel Big Year – Week 45: Wrapping up the Bahamas

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We have escaped the clutches of the Bahamas, and are finally back “home” in Tucson, Texas. Just about the time we were going to give it up, I spotted a single Pied-imperial Pigeon , in the top of a tree.

Collaborative list – August 2019

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12796 Tucson Avenue, Mount Lemmon, Arizona, US (32.442, -110.758) Private residence. 12796 Tucson Avenue, Mount Lemmon, Arizona, US (32.442, -110.758) Private residence. 12796 Tucson Avenue, Mount Lemmon, Arizona, US (32.442, -110.758) Private residence.

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Little Big Year – Week 34: We visit Colorado and Texas

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The very first thing I noticed was a Williamson Sapsucker on the tree as I backed the 5th wheel into our assigned site. Before we could even get camp set up, one of my targets flew over head and landed in a nearby Juniper tree.

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YogaSlackers Channel Islands Training Trip

Wend Magazine

Blank boxes however, can be dangerous, especially when one day we are in Tucson, AZ teaching and the next day we are scheduled to be in Santa Barbara, CA paddling. We were camped under an oasis of eucalyptus trees.

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Arizona in Summer: It Ain’t All Hummers

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A Ladder-backed Woodpecker and then Lesser Goldfinches flew onto the tree next to me as I observed the Roadrunner feeding in an empty lot and a Cactus Wren called from the other side of the lot. I met the group in Tucson and we spend the next week birding the hell out of the Sky Islands.

NASA calls Middle East drought “worst in 900 years”!

Green Prophet

NASA scientists reconstructed our regional drought history by studying records of tree rings, from dead and live specimens, across several Mediterranean countries to determine patterns of dry and wet years over a 900-year time span.

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World Wildlife Fund Announces Earth Hour 2012

Green (Living) Review

The public unveiling of this initiative will take place at an event on March 31 in Tucson, Arizona just before Earth Hour 2012. Going Beyond the Hour, Daring the World to Save the Planet WASHINGTON, D.C.,

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Collaborative list – May 2019

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Tree Pipit – Anthus trivialis. Tree Martin – Petrochelidon nigricans. 6900 South Jamie Avenue, Tucson, Arizona, US (32.19, -111.112). 8272 San Joaquin rd, Tucson, Arizona, US (32.175, -111.142). So that was May.

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Collaborative list – April 2019

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Tree Swallow – Tachycineta bicolor. American Tree Sparrow – Spizelloides arborea. Eurasian Tree Sparrow – Passer montanus. It’s official. It’s spring. By all measures, meteorological, astronomical and anatomical, spring is sprung.

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Collaborative List – March 2019

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Are we all getting excited yet? March is done. The equinox has passed. There can be no denying that spring is coming and with it, the summer visitors and passage migrants. Oh, joy!

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Embracing my Dark Side on the Path to Wholeness.

Elephant Journal

I was walking in what I call the enchanted forest on top of Mount Lemmon in Tucson, Arizona when a feeling came over me. Everything I saw, the trees, the insects, the birds and even the dirt on the ground were somehow connected to me — and I to them.

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The ESPN Women + Sports Summit and the Global Ascendancy of Females

Eco Chic

Eco Chick was invited by Lexus to attend the ESPN Women + Sports Summit at the Dove Mountain Ritz Carlton in Tucson, Arizona this past October. Much to my parents’ chagrin, I’d come home with bruises, scrapes and torn pants from climbing trees and jumping fences.

Best of the Permaculture Drylands Magazine - Now Online!

The Green Changemakers

[link] Founded by Scott Pittman circa 1986, PDJ was (and remains) the only publication in the world with the specific focus on Drylands Permaculture. Published for 11 years (1986 - 1997) by the Permaculture Drylands Institute, operating out of Arizona and New Mexico, this publication has lots to offer to permaculture students even 10 years after its final issue was delivered. Permaculture Institute has posted most of articles on its website for free public access.

Recycling in art and architecture

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Because it was located in the desert there were almost no trees, hence no wood. Anna's Bed & Breakfast This is Anna's Bed and Breakfast near Tucson, Arizona. The Bottle Wall Introducing the Bottle Wall, a peculiar form of stained glass.

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What If We Built Our Cities Around Places?

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In Tucson, Arizona, the once-vibrant retail and cultural district is now struggling to draw people. Congress Street will be a corridor linking several revitalized places in downtown Tucson.

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