Wonder Facts!

The purpose of Wonder Facts! is to teach you about the local plants and wildlife, geology, astronomy, and other natural history wonders found in the Central Highlands of Arizona! This ecoregion we live in is uniquely diverse and teeming with all sorts of interesting things. So get outside (in your backyard, at the Highlands Center, or on trails and at the lakes) and make some of your own discoveries and share them with us! Happy exploring! 

Fresh Air Moments: Salamanders

Fresh Air Moments: Salamanders

Salamanders in the Central Highlands are not necessarily rare, but they are not a common find. Salamanders are incredible creatures. They can regenerate limbs, eat opportunistically and teach us about our home. Join Sarah from the Highlands Center for Natural History...

Fresh Air Moments: Winogradsky Column

Fresh Air Moments: Winogradsky Column

One area of study in aquatic ecology is microbiology. Microorganisms living in and around water systems are foundational and interesting. One of the ways to see evidence of this life is by studying biofilms, substances created by the microbes to live in colonies and...

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