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Canoa Ranch

Canoa Ranch a 6-thousand acre atypical park that is home to thousands of years of civilization.

The Middle Man

Pivot Produce connects local farmers and growers with restaurants, chefs and food purveyors in Tucson, Arizona.

Oracle State Park

Oracle State park provides a place to enjoy nature, history, art and dark skies.

Year of the Hummingbird

A bright little bird will be getting extra attention in 2017 as the Tucson Audubon Society’s designated bird of the year.

Expanding the Palate

An increasing number of people are looking for a “connection to the land” and one method that doesn’t require a lot of territory or money is gaining popularity. Residents in Arizona are experimenting with growing mushrooms in controlled environments.

The Growing Class

Experienced farmers and their novice neighbors are taking classes about different agricultural topics such as soil, small animals, marketing and production.

Pima Prickly Park

There are many undiscovered or little-known places in southern Arizona and Pima Prickly Park is one of them.

A Passion for Plants

Tucson resident Mark Dimmitt is obsessed with rare plants and he’s also one of the world’s experts on adeniums, the so-called “desert rose” which he has been propagating for years.

Leaving a Legacy of Land

UA professor and plant pathologist Martha C. Hawes, PhD is preparing a legacy for all of Pima County: She and her late husband Hans VanEtten, are donating their residence and 65-acre parcel of land to expand Tucson Mountain Park.

Urban Farmers

Sustainability, locally sourced, farm to fork, water harvesting… all of these are coming together in some “typical backyards” where a growing number of people are turning residential lots into productive mini-farms.

Chiricahua National Monument

Chiricahua National Monument south east of Tucson is an imposing landscape that encompasses nearly 12,000 acres and is home to various natural and historical attractions.

The Mysterious Crested Saguaro

The Mysterious Crested Saguaro takes an in-depth look into this extremely rare mutation of the saguaro cactus.

Planting Trees

The city of Tucson has had a long and active Trees for Tucson program (Part of Tucson Clean and Beautiful) which has been working in the community since the 1980s.

The Lowland Leopard Frog

We speak to UA student Emily Huddleston about her journalistic work with the lowland leopard frog and the threats it faces in southern Arizona, including the invasive and aggressive American bullfrog.

SciView Video Essay: Gray Hawks - Kalyn Miller

A University of Arizona student fascination with a new species in Southern Arizona…the Gray Hawk.

SciView Video Essay: Homopterus and Their Odd Antennae - Angela Hoover

A University of Arizona Masters Graduate Student’s fascination with the role of a parasitic beetle’s fern shaped antennae.

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