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Arizona Spotlight for May 22nd, 2015

Tucson Audubon Society director discusses goals; meet fifteen-year-old Mike and his Big Brother; three "art moms" discuss sharing creativity with their kids; Nancy McCallion sings "He's Gone".

Woodpeckers are only one of the local species of birds that nest during the month of March.

It's Not Just for the Birds

Tucson Audubon Society's New Executive Director

Arizona Spotlight for April 24th, 2015

Director Kirby Dick discusses making "The Hunting Ground" about sexual assault on college campuses; Tucson High alumni celebrate their 70th class reunion; ecologist, author and MacArthur Fellow Gary Paul Nabhan shares his love of growing things.

Nabhan encourages using local food sources such as mesquite trees in the Sonoran desert.

MacArthur Fellow Gary Paul Nabhan

Scientist, food activist and writer raises awareness and enthusiam about plants, food, and a healthy environment.

It's Rattlesnake Time; Be Aware, Compassionate, Group Says

Advocates for Snake Preservation conducts outreach programs on venomous reptiles, other species.

Insect Experts Report Active Season of Africanized Honeybees in Arizona

Abundant blooms are providing growing opportunities for the aggressive bees.

Southern Arizona Utility Company Reports Sufficient Water For Now

Mt. Lemmon Water District's manager says present provisions are more than adequate.

Buffelgrass is an invader species

A War On Grass

Residents in southern Arizona are fighting an invasive, resilient species that threatens the Sonoran Desert way of life.

Rebecca Brukman. 10/22/12.
Two fishermen in boat at Lake Patagonia.

AZ State Parks Taking Part in 'First Day Hikes'

Offer guided hikes on New Year's Day

Shawnee Riplog-Peterson, curator of mammology and ornithology at the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum, discusses the multi-state, binational breeding program involving bighorn sheep.

Plans to Use Helicopters in Wilderness Areas Worries Conservationists

Arizona Game and Fish wants the aircraft to manage bighorn sheep.

Legendary Grand Canyon Conservationist, Boatman Dies at 97

Martin Litton passed away Sunday in his California home; devoted his live to preserving wilderness.

Saguaro National Park

'Bike Ranch' Proposal Near Saguaro National Park Causes Concerns

Opponents worry construction project is too dense; proponents say it's an environmentally-friendly way of developing land.

AZ Week: Year Since Yarnell Fire, 'Support's Been Overwhelming'

Town slowly recovers from deaths of 19 firefighters, property destruction, hopes to see community thrive anew.

We talk to Teresa Lappin, Member of the Tucson Amateur Astronomy Association, and Robert Gilroy, President  of the Tucson Amateur Astronomy Association, about their organization's history, goals and projects.

Friends of Stars, Skies in S. AZ

Tucson Amateur Astronomy Association is celebrating 60 years in the community; they are connected to all things astronomy.

Harvesting Cholla Buds

For many generations of native people, spring in the Sonoran Desert meant it was time to harvest cholla buds. Now, there is new interest in the prickly plants as a sustainable local food source.

A father and his child gear up for bike safety and to enjoy the events of Cyclovia Tucson, an event which will be comprised of multiple event, giveaways and prizes during the whole month of April.

Bike Fest Celebrates All Things Bicycle in S. AZ

Bicycle enthusiasts are encouraging more people to discover the benefits of "pedal power" by using bikes as a form of transportation.

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