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November EcoQuest Challenge | Broom Bloom

November EcoQuest Challenge | Broom Bloom

This EcoQuest is focused on desert broom (Baccharis sarothroides). Find and map as many desert broom as possible. As a bonus, see if you can also find great purple hairstreak butterflies (Atlides halesus). It’s that time of year, when desert broom starts to bloom,...

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Saguaros Struggle Through “Nonsoon”

Saguaros Struggle Through “Nonsoon”

In recent weeks, a large number of saguaros are falling in residential areas throughout metro Phoenix. Why is this happening? The giant cactus or saguaro is one of the most iconic species of the Sonoran Desert. These organisms have ada pted to the environmental...

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A Peek Into the Past Under Threat

A Peek Into the Past Under Threat

Even during the closure, Desert Botanical Garden scientists continued their work to discover, research, and conserve desert plant species. Just in the last few weeks, the Garden has worked with U.S. Forest Service to protect a population of rare agaves that have...

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Ecoflora Challenge | Wild for Willow

Ecoflora Challenge | Wild for Willow

Join the June EcoQuest— Wild for Willow—and help find and map desert willow (Chilopsis linearis). Have you seen trees with big, beautiful violet or light pink blooms ? It’s likely desert willow. This Arizona native plant thrives in the desert heat and continues to...

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A Changing Earth

A Changing Earth

The potential effects on plants and other organisms due to the decrease in human activity is a bit speculative right now. However, based on current knowledge, these are some possible effects that may be occurring. These represent likely positive human impacts on the...

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