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July EcoQuest | Oleander Occurrence

July EcoQuest | Oleander Occurrence

Join the July EcoQuest: Oleander Occurance This month’s EcoQuest is in collaboration with Strategic Habitat Enhancements (SHE). Strategic Habitat Enhancements empowers the community to reconnect with nature through resilient desert gardening, creating an urban network...

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June Ecoflora Challenge | The Night Shift

June Ecoflora Challenge | The Night Shift

Header Photo: John HoffmanMany people are familiar with honeybees, birds and other species that are daytime pollinators, but which ones are busy working at night? Nocturnal pollinators are understudied, especially when compared to diurnal ones. These night workers and...

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March Ecoflora Challenge | Wildflower Wonders

March Ecoflora Challenge | Wildflower Wonders

Join the March EcoQuest: Wildflower Wonders. Find and map as many wildflowers as possible. Wildflower season is a cherished phenomenon in the Sonoran Desert. Blanketing the desert floor with impressive shapes and colors, these ephemeral wonders have specific...

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February Ecoflora Challenge | Monarchs, Milkweed and Mystery

February Ecoflora Challenge | Monarchs, Milkweed and Mystery

Join the February EcoQuest: Monarchs, Milkweeds and Mystery Find and map as many monarch butterflies (Danaus plexippus) and milkweed plants (Asclepias spp.) as possible. Monarch butterflies are in severe decline, with numbers from 2020 showing the lowest ever...

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January Ecoflora Challenge | Seize the Cheese

January Ecoflora Challenge | Seize the Cheese

Join the January EcoQuest: Seize the Cheese Cheeseweed, Malva Parviflora, is a somewhat low-growing forb that can form large, overtaking clumps, sometimes the size of small shrubs. It has been documented in metro Phoenix since the early 1900s. The common name...

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December Ecoflora Challenge | Spot Spurge

December Ecoflora Challenge | Spot Spurge

Join the December EcoQuest: Spot Spurge Find and map as many sandmat spurge plants (Euphorbia sect. Anisophyllum) as possible. Poinsettias (Euphorbia pulcherrima) are often a botanical highlight of the holiday season, but this month we are taking a look at one of...

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