Outdoor Sports & Recreation





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











Surrounded by grassy, oak-dotted hills, some of which are topped with bluffs of limestone, Peña Blanca Lake is a popular recreation spot for visitors from both Nogales, Arizona and Mexico, just across the border. A mountain lake located at around […]

Pena Blanca Lake




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