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Hot and Humid for Humans, Bountiful for Nature

Plants and animals thrive with the summer monsoon rains.

Wildlife Officials Seek Volunteers to Help Count Bats

Bat count is an annual attempt to get estimates of population of two species.

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 King of Sting" Talks Arizona Insects

Also on Arizona Spotlight: The future of "Right to Try" for the terminally ill; Tucson street names often stir debate; the swingin' nighlife of Arizona's bats.

The Art of Paying Attention: White-Winged Doves

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

Nest building for architecturally challenged doves of the Sonoran Desert; and "A Book I Love" returns.

Also on Arizona Spotlight: Results from the 2016 presidential primary, and a Tucson artist follows her dreams to Berlin.

"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.

Finding the Soul of an Octopus; and Who Killed Vincent Van Gogh?

Also on Arizona Spotlight: Looking ahead to the Arizona legislative session's second half; The Department of Child Safety deals with backlog of cases.

Jaguar Video Rekindles Debate over Santa Ritas Land Use

Endangered animal habitat and mining both a part of the range south of Tucson.

How One Doctor Helps Patients Face Death; and Another Finds Music Instrumental to Happiness.

Also on Arizona Spotlight: DImelo goes to Tumamoc Hill; and Beth Surdut puts hummingbird etiquette to use.

Tucson Latina finds purpose in politics, and the history of Shakespeare's First Folio.

Also on Arizona Spotlight: Visit the Tucson Gem & Mineral Show with an avid shopper, and Beth Surdut pays attention to her desert neighbors, the coyote.

The Art of Paying Attention: Coyote

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

Jaguar Spotted on Video in Santa Rita Mountains

Jaguar habitat conservation group releases video of only known jaguar in United States

State Wants to Reduce Wild Burro Herds Numbering 4,800

Federal agency says it must conduct environmental analysis before taking action.

Why Did the Wildlife Cross Over the Road? To Reduce Road Kill

First wildlife overpass in state going over highway north of Tucson; more to come.

Arizona Spotlight for November 27, 2015

A tale of love and dedication from StoryCorp's Tucson visit; what it takes to live for a full year without processed food; exploring the true reason for flowers.

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