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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


Reprinted with his permission For another safe way to explore Arizona beauty, consider a scenic drive. We’ve got some special gems in this state. All officially designated scenic and historic highways are featured in my next book but that won’t […]

Roger Naylor: A Trip To The Sky Islands


Reprinted by permission of Dressed in multi-pocketed beige vests and big hats, a group of elderly tourists gathered on a recent bright spring day at the edge of the Patagonia-Sonoita Creek Preserve in southern Arizona. Behind them, a dry-erase board […]

Flash Forward to 21st Century Patagonia



The Arizona Trail Association recently kicked off a massive undertaking near the town of Patagonia to reroute 32 miles of the Arizona Trail to avoid paved and dirt roads by constructing a safe, scenic path for all non-motorized trail users. […]

FYI: Revamping the Arizona Trail


The Paton Center just grew, by 5 acres! After 4 years of ongoing work with The Nature Conservancy, Tucson Audubon Society now owns the Paton Creekside Cuckoo Corridor instead of just managing it for TNC. That’s 5 new acres to bird and explore with an […]

Excellent News For Our Local Birders


Thanks to our friends at Borderlands Restoration Network, we now know that the gorgeous golden blooms that adorn our hills this fall are Long-Leaf False Goldeneye (Heliomeris longifolia). The late season pollinators are big fans as are the two legged […]

It’s a Treat When the Sky Islands Turn Golden