Field Notes

Melissa’s intern photo essay: canyons, cliffs, and grasslands

July 19, 2018

by Melissa Galindo, 2018 Doris Duke Conservation Scholar Halfway through my internship with Sky Island Alliance, and I’ve seen so much already! Is it hot out here? My attempt to stay cool in the Arizona heat. The only water source was a spigot roughly a third of a mile from the field site. We carried…
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Tasia’s intern photo essay: 4 weeks, 2 countries, countless memories

by Tasia North, 2018 Doris Duke Conservation Scholar Four weeks in, four weeks to go, in my internship with Sky Island Alliance. The sun sets on a hard day’s work This was taken at Sowls Pond out in the Galiuro Mountains. Last year Sky Island Alliance built several ponds and planted a whole bunch of…
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Pollinator Blitz at Coronado National Memorial

August 22, 2017

Sky Island Alliance and Coronado National Memorial will host a Pollinator BioBlitz in conjunction with the 2017 southeast Arizona iNat-athon. What is a Pollinator Blitz? It is a fun way to document and identify the different species of pollinators in the park using your smartphone (or digital camera) and the iNaturalist app for iOS or…
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BEE-lieve it or not, it’s National Pollinator Week!

June 21, 2017

by Marci Caballero-Reynolds, Doris Duke Conservation Intern National Pollinator Week has arrived, and it’s time to celebrate and learn about our pollinators here in the Southwest. The Sky Island Region contains important migratory corridors for bees, flies, bats, butterflies, moths, ants, birds, and bats that have formed mutualistic relationships to blooming plants. With a rapidly…
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Pollinator Planting in Bear Canyon

April 3, 2016

Join us in Bear Canyon for a lovely day of planting natives for pollinators! We have cleared a huge area of fountain grass, and there are several areas ready for transformation.

TimBuckTwo Pond Restoration – Monday

February 22, 2016

Help us to re-create habitat for Gila topminnows as well as a diversity of native bird, bat, and invertebrate species.

Collect Seeds at Saguaro National Park

December 10, 2015

Spend a gorgeous Tucson winter day learning how to collect native plant seeds with an expert crew!

Collect Seeds at Saguaro National Park

November 29, 2015

Native plant seeds will help us plant pollinator gardens at Saguaro National Park. Come learn how we do it!

Collect Seeds at Saguaro National Park

November 19, 2015

Spend the morning in the beautiful Rincon Mountains collecting seeds with us! The seeds will be supporting new native plant gardens for pollinators at Saguaro National Park!

Monday Morning at Madera!

November 16, 2015

We are bringing back nature! After two bridges were replaced earlier this summer, there were no plants and lots of potential erosion. Help us continue our work to bring back the natives and pollinators at this phenomenal birding spot with Sky Island Alliance just an hour south of Tucson. We start with a bird/nature walk, then do some restoration work.