Though our Raven’s Nest Nature Sanctuary hosts many raptors, it is the 18-ounce gray hawks that capture my imagination the most. Their characteristic call is a lilting, haunting whistle.
Nature Journeys: Size and Shine of the Sexes
Sexual dimorphism abounds in the Sky Islands, from deer and jackrabbits to raptors, songbirds and rattlesnakes.
Nature Journeys: Winter’s Winged Wayfarers
The dead of winter in Arizona’s Sky Islands can be an exciting time for those who watch birds — especially this year.
Nature’s Journey: Milking the Monsoon
Our summer rains were well-spaced and deep reaching. But yesterday’s green carpets and walls of vegetation are tomorrow’s fire hazards. What to do?
Nature Journeys: Sky Island Shams
Hardly a day goes by when I fail to encounter a Sky Island invertebrate mimic, from the animated jumping spider to the zone-tailed hawk.
Nature Journeys: Sky Island Giants
We have a good number of large species in our area, from tarantula hawks and wild turkeys to the giant saguaro and elusive jaguar.
Nature Journeys: Through the Lens of Texas Mulberry
Texas mulberry fruit. Photo courtesy Western New Mexico University Our much-anticipated monsoon season has at long last arrived. With excellent early July rainfall totals in many Sky Island locations come […]
Nature Journeys: A Taste of the East
There is no doubt that southeastern Arizona is firmly planted within the greater southwestern U.S. Any casual observer can plainly see that we are rife with the fodder of the […]
Meet the PRT Writers
Introducing the writers who regularly contribute articles and columns to the Patagonia Regional Times. Look for more profiles in upcoming issues. Francesca Claverie Hello, my name is Francesca Claverie and […]
Nature Journeys: Arizona’s Epiphytes
Ball moss growing in a red berry juniper, its most common host. Photo by Vince Pinto The Sky Islands region of southeast Arizona plays host to over 2000 species of […]