Reprinted by permission of Borderlands Wildlife Preserve It is official! The Casa Blanca Trailhead for the Arizona Trail (AZT) is open! We are so happy to partner with the Arizona Trail Association and wish you all the best hiking on […]

Now Open – The Casa Blanca Trailhead


It’s Member Monday! Every Monday we feature a member of the Sky Islands Tourism Association. These are the small businesses and non-profits that make our Sky Islands communities an incredible place to visit! This week we are pleased to feature […]

Member Monday – The Patagonia Museum


News from the Tucson Audubon’s Paton Center: On March 15, a pair of Gray Hawks began crying from the cottonwoods directly across Sonoita Creek from the Paton Center. When the hawks launched into the air, all eyes were on them, […]

Spring Has Sprung in Patagonia!


Southern Pacific caboose

According to local legend, this particular Southern Pacific bay window model 1848 caboose once ran the tracks through Patagonia in the 1960s. Even if that’s not literally true, what we do know for a fact is that some incredibly generous […]

A Southern Pacific Caboose has come home!



Excerpt from the NY Times article – “8 Things to Do in the Southwest This Fall” written by Elaine Gusac – Oct. 3, 2021 Taste desert wines Arizona is likely not the first state that comes to mind when you […]

Rune Wines Makes the NY Times!


Monarch waystation

The next generation of monarch butterflies is emerging at the Paton Center! And they need our help.  Without milkweeds throughout their spring and summer breeding areas in North America, monarchs would not be able to produce the successive generations that […]

Learn How to Help the Monarchs



A southern Arizona oasis for boating, fishing and birding Story credit goes to Scott Craven of the Arizona Republic When the sign suddenly pops up along a two-lane highway carved through Arizona’s wine country, you wonder if it’s a mistake. […]

Escape to Patagonia Lake State Park



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