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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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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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August EcoFlora Challenge | Monsoon Soon

August EcoFlora Challenge | Monsoon Soon

Join the August EcoQuest: Monsoon Soon Help find and map species that are associated with monsoon season. It’s safe to say that rain is long overdue here in metro Phoenix. When you think about monsoon season, what comes to mind? Maybe the smell of rain or the sound of...

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July Ecoflora Challenge | Sonoran Survivors

July Ecoflora Challenge | Sonoran Survivors

This month's EcoQuest is dedicated to learning more about Sonoran Desert plants that can survive or repopulate after fire. Observing these plants can help teach how to recognize them and increase our appreciation and understanding of the Sonoran Desert ecosystem. Join...

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