As temperatures head into the 90s, reptiles are on the rise in the Sky Islands. Here’s a few to look for.
April’s Pollinator Paradise
Our native plants have evolved beautiful blossoms not to serve our admiring gaze, but rather to have sex.
Fabulous Fossorial Fauna
There’s a diversity of animal life in the Sky Islands — underground.
Nature Journeys: Winter’s Gold
Among the local joys to be had in nature come February are winter wildflowers: colorful sprays of blossoms unexpectedly perking up from a dull, frost-bitten land.
Nature Journeys: Always, Yet Rarely, Spotted
Enter El Tigre, the jaguar.
Nature Journeys: Strange Solstice Skulkers
Meet winter’s weird wildlife: veritable freaks of nature in some regards, sure to capture the imagination of the curious naturalist.
Nature Journeys: Nature’s Daring Dispersers
How animals, parasites, insects and plants get around.
Nature Journeys: Beguiling Biodiversity With a Bite
Grasshopper mice, robberflies and Mala mujer are three relatively obscure local species who deserve our attention, admiration and protection.
Nature Journeys: Science Fiction?
We are not about to turn into Venus overnight. We don’t have to, however, for there to be catastrophic consequences for life as we know it – and yes, that includes us.
Nature Journeys: Monsoonal Machinations
What other northern parts of the globe have weather patterns similar to our monsoon and how does our resulting flora and fauna compare to theirs?