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Organ Pipe cacti are native to Mexico, but are also found in part of Arizona, in the Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument.

National Park Service Turns 99, Centennial Celebration Begins

Service oversees hundreds of parks and monuments across the country.

Birdwatchers look at Tucson wildlife from a distance.

People Flock to Tucson Bird And Wildlife Festival

Tucson Audubon Society holds 5th annual festival focusing on nature.

Arizona Spotlight for August 7, 2015

Author Kathryn Ferghuson discusses "The Haunting of the Mexican Border - One Woman's Journey"; Cooperative Extension offers expert help with agriculture and wellness; Chris Dashiell explores the heroic legacy of Zorro.

Jeffrey Silvertooth, PhD, addresses people who are learning more about agriculture.

Group Helps Grow Interest in Agriculture, Gardening and Nutrition

Cooperative Extension offers many programs in Arizona.

The fountain at Reid Park is one of the many beautiful water features around Tucson.

College Student Focuses on Hispanics, History and Heritage

Anthropologist is holding discussions about people and public lands in Arizona.

Finding Abbey

Sean Prentiss' book explores the complicated legacy of Edward Abbey, and follows his footsteps through the Sonoran Desert region.

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

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.

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

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.

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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