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Hot and Humid for Humans, Bountiful for Nature

Plants and animals thrive with the summer monsoon rains.

Bright Green Beetle Makes a Sonoran Desert Appearance

Iridescent insect is active during summer months in Southern Arizona.

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.

Proposal Pitches A New National Park in Arizona

Residents hope to turn Chiricahua National Monument into national park.

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?

Wildlife Crossings Give Animal Commuters the Right of Way

Also on Arizona Spotlight: Snakes in the Garden; Turning a Passion into a Business; Dímelo Asks About Favorite Places

Groups Unite to Find Homes for Cats, Dogs, Ferrets and More

'Adopt Love, Adopt Local' program planned for Saturday; last year's had 130 adoptions.

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.

$5.9M for Water Conservation Near Fort Huachuca

Tucson non-profit Arizona Land and Water Trust will get federal money.

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.

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.

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