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Saguaro Census Result 2023

Saguaro Census Result 2023

Desert Botanical Garden’s Saguaro Census in May 2023 recorded 3,670 saguaro observations across metro Phoenix in May with the support of Valley residents and volunteers, expanding its total number of observations to more than 19,000 since the project’s launch in 2022.

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Urban Saguaro Census Returns May 2023

Urban Saguaro Census Returns May 2023

Desert Botanical Garden will hold its second annual urban Saguaro Census during the month May to documents more saguaros throughout the Phoenix metro area, as well as monitor the ones that were recorded last year.

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September EcoQuest: Tracking Tamarisk Beetles

September EcoQuest: Tracking Tamarisk Beetles

Join the September EcoQuest: Tracking Tamarisk Beetles. Join the EcoQuest WHAT TO OBSERVE:Find and map as many tamarisk beetles (larvae too!) (Diorhabda spp.) and tamarisk trees (Tamarix spp.) as possible. Tamarisk beetles, or salt cedar beetles, are small leaf...

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August 2022 EcoQuest: Palms on Parade

August 2022 EcoQuest: Palms on Parade

Join the August EcoQuest: Palms on Parade Find and map as many palm trees as possible.Join the EcoQuestSee them on iNaturalist. WHAT TO OBSERVE: Any and all palm trees (Arecaceae). Palm trees have a long history in metro Phoenix. They are an iconic part of the...

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July 2022 EcoQuest: The Leaf Connection

July 2022 EcoQuest: The Leaf Connection

July 2022 EcoQuest: The Leaf Connection IMPORTANT: Be sure to include the hashtag #theleafconnection in the notes section of your observation. WHAT TO OBSERVE: Any kind of leaf, whether on the ground, trees, bushes, flowering plants or other spaces in nature that...

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June 2022 EcoQuest: Unfamiliar Pollinators

June 2022 EcoQuest: Unfamiliar Pollinators

Join the June EcoQuest: Unfamiliar Pollinators WHAT TO OBSERVE: Let’s celebrate Pollinator Week, June 20-26! Pollinator Week is an annual event celebrated internationally in support of pollinator health. This citizen science project is hosted by the North American...

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