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Yellow Hornworms Invade Phoenix

Yellow Hornworms Invade Phoenix

Many living in the Phoenix area will have noticed large green or yellow caterpillars in their yards, green spaces or along roads a few weeks ago. These are the caterpillars of the white-lined sphinx moth. While they may seem like unwanted visitors, there are several...
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...
Milkweeds, monarchs and pollinators in a changing climate

Milkweeds, monarchs and pollinators in a changing climate

As monarch butterfly populations experience declines of up to 99%  across the United States, and essential host milkweed habitat is lost to urbanization, critical conservation choices need to be made about these species and their interactions. At the DPEL, staff...
Monsoon Marvels

Monsoon Marvels

Trees bring surprises in the Sonoran Desert monsoon The cloudy days, the high humidity and afternoon thunderstorms. For many Arizonans, these are the signs of monsoon season. If you look to the trees, you will see the fascinating insects that signal it is monsoon...

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