News from the Tucson Audubon’s Paton Center: Humans aren’t the only snowbirds escaping the gloom of northern winters for Arizona sunshine. The Paton Center for Hummingbirds abounds with birds visiting from higher latitudes—recent northern visitors to the yard that have […]

Birds in the ‘hood – News from The Paton Center


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!


Wines of the Wild

Reprinted from “Animal Attraction: Vineyard bottles Wine of the Wild to benefit Reid Park Zoo” written by Matt Russell for the Tucson Weekly. Have you heard the one about the African elephant, squirrel monkey, giraffe, flamingo, white rhino, and anteater […]

Kudos to Rancho Rossa Vineyards



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 tale of a day trip told by Cindy Barks. Reprinted by permission of the fine folks at TravelAwaits.com. Equal parts outdoor hotspot and artsy Western outpost, Patagonia, Arizona, packs an improbable number of fun attractions into its community of […]

How To Spend A Day In Quirky Patagonia


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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