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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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Counting Saguaros

Counting Saguaros

Looking for a great family activity? Head outside in your neighborhood and help the Garden in its first-ever Saguaro Census. This all-ages project aims to better understand the health and adaptation of the Valley’s saguaro population. Want to join in? It’s easy! Add...

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Why Desert Botanical Garden is Studying Urban Saguaros

Why Desert Botanical Garden is Studying Urban Saguaros

During the summer of 2020, the Phoenix metropolitan area recorded its hottest summer ever. Not being able to move, the effects of those record temperatures affected the most vulnerable: plants. There were numerous reports of saguaros losing arms or falling throughout...

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