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The Art of Paying Attention: Alligators

Author and wildlife illustrator Beth Surdut shares her adventures paddling with the Myakka River's most famous inhabitants.

The Art of Paying Attention: HoHum, The Great Horned Owl

How the odd tastes of this urban owl sent author & wildlife illustrator Beth Surdut hunting for answers.

The Art of Paying Attention: Zebra-Tailed Lizards

Author and wildlife illustrator Beth Surdut shares a surprisingly close encounter in midtown Tucson with one of the fastest sprinters in the desert.

The Art of Paying Attention: Round-tailed Ground Squirrels

Author and wildlife illustrator Beth Surdut focuses on the round-tailed ground squirrel, a species one expert refers to as "the neighbor we know so little about".

The Art of Paying Attention: Behind the Scenes of The Arizona Highways Wildlife Guide

Photographers share the stories behind some of their favorite photos.

The Art of Paying Attention: Great Horned Owls

Author & wildlife illustrator Beth Surdut tracks some of nature's most accomplished masters of camouflage in Tucson.

The Art of Paying Attention: Bats

Author and wildlife illustrator Beth Surdut peers into the twilight world of the most famous creature of the night - the bat!

The Art of Paying Attention: Snakes

Many people happily share their yards with creatures that fly and hop, but what about the ones that slither?

The Art of Paying Attention: White-Winged Doves

Artist Beth Surdut watches doves in her Tucson neighborhood play their version of "Pick up Sticks".

"The Soul of an Octopus"

A conversation with naturalist and author Sy Montgomery about her ongoing quest to better understand the consciousness and emotions of animals.

The Art of Paying Attention: Hummingbird Etiquette

Beth Surdut tells about a treasure hunt that begins with bird droppings and leads to one of the desert's smallest, fastest inhabitants.

The Art of Paying Attention: Coyote

Author & illustrator Beth Surdut shares true stories about sharing the desert with the noisiest of neighbors.

The Art of Paying Attention: Raven Conversations

Wildlife illustrator Beth Surdut tells about the things a raven will do for love. Or food.

The Art of Paying Attention: Regal Horned Lizard

Wildlife illustrator Beth Surdut learns that all lizards are not created equal...

The Art of Paying Attention: Harris' Hawks

After wildlife illustrator Beth Surdut comes face to face with an angry raptor, she meets the hawks that rule the sky in her Tucson neighborhood.

The Art of Paying Attention: Stink Bug Love

Artist and writer Beth Surdut knows that true adventure can be found just outside your window -- and sometimes, it's pretty racy...

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