Wonder Facts!: Squirrels

Squirrels -some think they are a nuisance, conversely, others think they are cool when they come across them in the wild. Squirrels have a reputation A reputation for theft…of each other’s food caches. They are smart and they remember. They store food in...

Wonder Facts!: Spider webs

Spider webs. We’ve all walked into them… But, have you ever wondered about them? How strong is a spider web? Spider silk is stronger than a strand of steel of the same diameter! It retains its strength even when stretched during wind, rain, and insects...

Wonder Facts!: Hummingbirds

‘Tis the season for Hummingbirds! Do they ever really leave us though? Hummingbirds are seen throughout the year in the Arizona Central Highlands. This is because our ecoregion is a main hub along their migration paths. Hummingbirds migrate down to Mexico and...

Wonder Facts! Woodpeckers

What’s that? We’ve all heard them in the trees pecking away. Sometimes wondering what that sound is only to look outside and discover that it is a woodpecker! How many woodpeckers are there? Have you ever wondered how many species of woodpeckers there are?...

Wonder Facts! Flora

Spring is finally here! In honor of the fresh arrival of springtime, today’s post is going to focus on the native flora of Arizona. There are over 4,000 native species of flora found in Arizona. This is due to the diverse landscapes and altitudes which range...

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