Nature News

Check out the below articles about what is currently going on in nature in the Central Highlands!  For upcoming events, please go to Events or Calendar. You can also sign up for our monthly newsletter to receive news via e-mail!

 

Wandering Through The Forest

Wandering Through The Forest

Wandering through the forest one day, my attention was drawn to a small Ponderosa snag. I have always been attracted to dead trees....
Ruddy Ducks

Ruddy Ducks

Ruddy Ducks are found throughout North America and can be seen in large numbers on our local lakes in the Central Arizona Highlands...
Earthworms Improve Our Soils

Earthworms Improve Our Soils

The ground beneath our feet is one of the most important parts of the forest, alive with billions of diverse organisms vital to forest health...
Fall Butterfly Fuel

Fall Butterfly Fuel

Where do butterflies find fuel to support them in their migrations or to over-winter in place? Late season flowering plants rich in nectar...
Fall Leaves are Full of Color

Fall Leaves are Full of Color

As the days get shorter and cooler, the nights become longer, and deciduous trees and shrubs put on an autumn show with leaves....
Fire Returns To The Landscape

Fire Returns To The Landscape

The Highlands Center participated in a prescribed burn demonstration by the Prescott National Forest Service (PNF) on Saturday October 28th....
What Is That Annoying Noise!

What Is That Annoying Noise!

The loud, shrill sound we have all been hearing for the past few weeks is actually the love song of male cicadas. They are competing...