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The Golden Barrel Cactus | So Common, Yet Endangered

The Golden Barrel Cactus | So Common, Yet Endangered

Golden Barrel Cactus The golden barrel cactus is a mainstay of desert landscapes and is one of the most popular cactus species in the world. Although easily grown in nurseries to meet this demand, the golden barrel is still facing an uphill battle for survival in the...
June Ecoflora Challenge | The Night Shift

June Ecoflora Challenge | The Night Shift

Header Photo: John Hoffman Many 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...
Endangered Species day

Endangered Species day

Endangered Species Day When we think an endangered species, it’s easy to envision a bald eagle, whale or giant panda. However, did you know that there are more federally protected plant species than animals in the United States? Why protect plants? Could you...
Native Bees | The Unsung Heroes of the Desert

Native Bees | The Unsung Heroes of the Desert

Spring brings an astounding display of desert wildflowers thanks to behind-the-scenes contributions of winter rains and native bees. Flowers rely on bee pollinators to create seeds for the next season’s blooms. Native bees’ relationship with plants extends...
Activity | Water Bottle Planter

Activity | Water Bottle Planter

Saving Landfills One Water Bottle at a Time Plastic bottles are everywhere. You may not realize how much they are used on a daily basis–here are a few surprising facts: On average one person uses 156 plastic bottles annually 60 million plastic water bottles are thrown...
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