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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...
Top 10 desert plants for your garden

Top 10 desert plants for your garden

Ask any of the Garden’s horticultural staff what their favorite plant is, and you will not only get a variety of answers, but you’ll come to find out how difficult it is for them to select just one. Luckily, with diverse staff picks you’ll get plenty of options for...
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...
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...
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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