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Reprinted by permission of the Arizona Office of Tourism Spend time outdoors, then sample the local cuisine and arts scene in this small town south of Tucson. Set your sights on birds. Patagonia sits along a prime avian migratory path […]

AZ Office of Tourism – Presents a profile on Patagonia


Reprinted by permission of the Tucson Audubon Society Winter birding is in a holding pattern at the Paton Center for Hummingbirds, with the same notable birds being seen regularly. A flock of Inca Doves shows up at the brush piles […]

January news from the Paton Center for Hummingbirds


Reprinted by permission of Aaron Mrotek, The Nature Conservancy… The Geoffrey Platts Loop Trail is OPEN! On October 15, 2022, local volunteers worked together to clear and re-open the Geoffrey Platts Loop Trail for public use. Volunteers worked to brush […]

Updates on Geoffrey Platts & Cemetary Trails


Written by Sarah Lapidus. Reprinted by permission of the Arizona Republic Borderlands Restoration Network, an environmental conservation and restoration nonprofit in southern Arizona received almost $1 million in federal funding to work alongside numerous agencies for a large-scale three-year project […]

Nonprofit to conserve southern AZ’s landscapes



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


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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