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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!





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


After a year of waiting and hoping we are thrilled to announce that the Benderly – Kendall Opera House will be opening its doors this fall. Stay tuned! More information to follow soon. 

The Gates Are Opening Soon


Written by Louie Dombroski, Tucson Audubon’s Paton Center for Hummingbirds Birder-in-Residence. Migration has subsided at the Paton Center for Hummingbirds, and now baby birds of resident species such as Abert’s Towhees and Song Sparrows have left their nests and are […]

Latest from The Paton Center in Patagonia






  Spring Seeker – Be a Spring Seeker and carry our simple survey form on your smartphone when you’re hiking.  If you find water, complete the survey to easily alert Sky Island Alliance about the spring’s condition and guide where we work to protect […]

Sky Island Alliance – Opportunities to Help


Did you know that the Borderlands Wildlife Preserve has two amazing trails to explore?! The Smith Canyon Loop (2.29-mile loop) and Cross Corridor Trail (4.12 mile out and back). Both trails are rated easy to moderate and with the weather […]

News from Borderlands Wildlife Preserve



A huge round of thanks goes to the Community Foundation for Southern Arizona for the grant provided to the Sky Islands Tourism Association by the South32 Hermosa Community Fund. The funds will be used over the coming year to keep […]

Sending Our Thanks for Their Generosity


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



Fascinating work opportunities at Borderlands Restoration Network await those who are interested in supporting Mother Earth. Here are just a few of the new faces they have welcomed this summer: Gianna Martin and Arriana Ochoa, local Patagonians are working at […]

BRN Welcomes New Faces



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


Borderlands

Per the Borderlands Nursery crew, the coralbean (Erythina flabelliformis) is one of their favorite plants in the nursery. It flowers brilliantly before it leafs out in the hottest/driest time of the year and produces hard, dark red poisonous seeds that […]

In the Borderlands Nursery


World renown by birding enthusiasts, Patagonia also attracts hundreds of colorful butterfly species which migrate through the area during the warmer months. Built with generous donations from local citizens and organizations, the Patagonia Butterfly Garden, located on the south side […]

Patagonia Butterfly Garden