Field Notes

Vinca in Aravaipa Canyon

November 7, 2019

Periwinkle (Vinca major) Greater periwinkle (Vinca major) is a flowering vine native to the Mediterranean and is popular in homes and gardens for its attractive purple flowers. While it looks nice in your backyard, vinca is an aggressive invasive species if it’s accidentally introduced into the right areas.  In Arizona, vinca spread from homes and…
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The Success of National Public Lands Day!

October 1, 2019

Fifteen hard working Sky Island Alliance volunteers celebrated National Public Lands Day (NPLD) on Saturday. They helped remove fountain grass and other invasive plants from the Bear Canyon and Sabino Canyon Recreation Area. In total we removed more than 35 bags of fountain grass and invasive annuals. Thank you to everyone who came out and…
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Bear Canyon Fountain Grass Battle

November 7, 2015

Remove invasive fountain grass in beautiful Bear Canyon to make way for native pollinator plants!