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Remembering Mom: A Year Without You

Next Friday marks a year since my mom passed away unexpectedly on June 14th, 2023. As this day approaches, I’ve…

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The Least Bitterns Return: New Life at the Gilbert Water Preserve

Like many years before, the world’s tiniest herons, the Least Bittern have chosen the Gilbert Water Preserve to have their…

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Exploring Arizona’s Crested Caracara Habitat

Arizona’s wilderness harbors hidden marvels, among them the Southern Crested Caracara (Caracara plancus), a majestic raptor adding an aura of…

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The Playful Romance of River Otters

In the serene landscapes of rivers and waterways, a charming dance of nature unfolds as river otters engage in their…

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Yearly visitors – White-faced Ibis

Arizona’s vast and diverse landscapes are not just a haven for adventurers and nature enthusiasts; they are also home to…

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Rare encounter – Coatimundis

I recently learned about a population of Coatis at the Boyce Thompson Arboretum – the oldest and largest botanical garden…

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A Tender Christmas Tribute

As we approach the holiday season, a mix of emotions envelops this time of celebration. This Christmas holds a special…

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Coyote encounter at the Riparian Preserve at Water Ranch, Gilbert, AZ

Coyotes (Canis latrans) play a vital role in Arizona’s diverse ecosystems, adapting seamlessly to the state’s arid and varied landscapes.…

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Coyote Buttes South – An alternative to The Wave

We are leaving the hotel just after 6am to be at the turn off from House Rock Road to the…

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Wahweap Hoodoos Trail

Upon coming back from The Wave yesterday, we played the daily lottery for Coyote Buttes South for tomorrow and luckily…

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