More Arizona Illustrated Nature and Environment Stories

Water Conservation Conversation

University of Arizona Professor Andrea Gerlak suggests the water conservation conversation is bringing everyday consumers together to discuss simple ideas and ways of preserving our precious resource.

Rose Canyon Lake

The six-acre oasis on Mt. Lemmon is a favorite of people and animals.


Tag along with dragonfly expert Jeff Babson and learn about this amazing creature.

Southern Arizona Hiking Club

The oldest hiking club in Tucson is about to turn 65.

Repeat Photography

A journey through time.

The Friends and the Bees

Meet the women behind Buzzed Queens Apiary in Tucson.

Tucson Bee Collaborative

Raising awareness of Sonoran Desert bees.

Desert Plants: Desert Fern

The desert fern, also known as feather bush, feather tree or tepehuaje in Mexico can reach heights of about 25 feet.

Field Notes: Volcanoes

From the highest point in Arizona to deep underground, we explore landscapes transformed by volcanoes.

Arizona Cuisine

Chefs Brett Vibber and Jaren Bates are redefining Arizona cuisine through foraged ingredients, indigenous foods, and an innovative menu.

Solar Cooking

Saving money and energy may be as easy as turning to the sun as a cooking option.

Field Notes: Noguchi Garden

A tranquil oasis among freeways and shopping malls.

Desert Plants: Golden Fleece

The low growing shrub with yellow flowers thrives in the monsoon and attracts pollinators.

Packrat Time Machine

To many, packrats are a nuisance. But to the scientists that study them, they are a key to the past.

Sonoran Desert Toad Psychedelics

The Sonoran Desert Toad is endemic to the Sonoran Desert. Once plentiful in the region, the herpetological community is worried that it could now be overly exploited for the psychedelic substance it produces.

Beaver River

Tag along on recent efforts to reintroduce beavers to the San Pedro River in Southern Arizona and Northern Sonora.

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