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Praiseworthy Plants (December 2021)

Praiseworthy Plants (December 2021)

Candelilla (Euphorbia antisyphilitica) Join the December EcoQuest: Praiseworthy Plants For this EcoQuest, find and map the plants that are close to you. For this EcoQuest, you will need to join to have your observations counted. Join the EcoQuest For this December...

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Peek at Pistache (November 2021)

Peek at Pistache (November 2021)

Join the November EcoQuest: Peek at PistacheFor this EcoQuest, find and map as many pistache (Pistacia spp.) trees as possible. Join the EcoQuestSee on SEINetSee on iNaturalist Pistache trees have been recorded in metro Phoenix since 1963. Specifically, Chinese...

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Join the October EcoQuest: Gander at Grasses

Join the October EcoQuest: Gander at Grasses

For this EcoQuest, find and map fountain grass (Cenchrus setaceus) and native grass alternatives. Join the EcoQuest See the Grass Guide Download the Fountain Grass Pamphlet en español Fountain grass has long been sold as an ornamental landscape grass and can be found...

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August EcoQuest

August EcoQuest

Join the August EcoQuest: Look Out for Lovebirds   Find and map as many rosy-faced lovebirds Agapornis roseicollis and the plants they interact with as possible.     Rosy-faced lovebirds can be seen all over the valley and are adored by many. Often thought of as a...

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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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