Nature

Have a “Brew at the Zoo” & Help the Apes, Too

Have a “Brew at the Zoo” & Help the Apes, Too

June 2, 2014 |

This ain’t any kind of monkey business, oh no. But come Saturday, June 14 at 6 p.m., the Reid Park Zoo opens to local party animals and other 21-and-over friends for a fundraising gala aimed at helping the zoo’s white-handed gibbons move to a new enclosure. “Brew at the Zoo: Ales for Apes” is the […]

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Plant a Square Foot Garden

Plant a Square Foot Garden

May 10, 2014 |

Those of us who have been gardening in the Southwest for more than a few seasons have probably come to learn that the advice found in most gardening books and magazines just doesn’t work in our climate. One of the first lessons learned comes from following generic planting recommendations printed on seed packets. The planting […]

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The Loop

The Loop

April 14, 2014 |

“The Loop serves as a fantastic car-free multi-use recreational facility, and it’s also a legitimate transportation system that offers great commuting opportunities by connecting nearly every jurisdiction in Pima County.” – Andy Dinauer On foot, two-wheels, skates, stroller or horseback, you will find amazing place-making, one mile at a time, along this treasured haunt. The Loop […]

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What is Consciousness?

What is Consciousness?

April 9, 2014 |

The question—as fundamental and mysterious as any in the universe—intrigues an array of scientists and philosophers today as it has for centuries. Scientists, philosophers, researchers, scholars, artists, students and humanists from around the world will convene in Tucson this month to speak, listen, discuss, debate and present their ideas on the exact nature of consciousness. […]

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Arizona’s First Wild Animal Hospital

Arizona’s First Wild Animal Hospital

March 4, 2014 |

Already serving as one of the few wild animal hospitals in the country, Tucson Wildlife Center is expanding with a cutting edge new hospital. Since it’s opening in 1998, Tucson Wildlife Center has thrived as a regional care center where people can bring in sick, injured or abandoned wild animals from the desert so they […]

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Gardeners Square off at “Growdown”

Gardeners Square off at “Growdown”

March 4, 2014 |

On your mark. Get set. Grow! It’s time for the Tucson Botanical Gardens’ (TBG) second annual Growdown!, and this year’s gardening gurus are leaving nothing to chance. Three local landscape design firms will put their trowels to the test between March 18 and 22 in a battle to create the best small garden space in […]

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It’s Tomato Time Tucson!

It’s Tomato Time Tucson!

February 25, 2014 |

March brings with it warmer weather and a new planting season in the Old Pueblo. Some of our fellow gardeners have taken advantage of the unseasonably warm temperatures in February to get a head start on their spring crops. Others, like myself, all too weary of a late spring frost have resisted this temptation. Regardless […]

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A Creek’s Heart, Expressed Through Art

A Creek’s Heart, Expressed Through Art

January 31, 2014 |

Imagine kneeling at a rare brook in the desert. Gazing upon the vista from a mountaintop at a hushed valley below. Remarking on the sensations felt, images seen, sounds traveling across your ears and the scents and signs of the seasons, what does your heart tell you? How would you convey that connection? Join Tucson’s […]

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Lens on the Land: Environmental Photography of the Santa Rita Mountain Range

Lens on the Land: Environmental Photography of the Santa Rita Mountain Range

January 29, 2014 |

The beautiful Santa Rita Mountain Range in Southern Arizona is a tranquil and serene stretch of land that harbors a diversity of rare animals, plant species, water resources and communities that have inhabited the area for generations. Currently, the area is facing a threat in the form of a proposed copper mine that would cost […]

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A Child’s Best Friend

A Child’s Best Friend

January 8, 2014 |

At four years of age, Tatiana’s life had been one filled with violence, abuse and neglect. Needless to say, it wasn’t surprising that when she found herself transplanted to a crisis nursery she had absolutely no desire to interact or open up to any of the caring staff or other children that now surrounded her. […]

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