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Weathering the Storms

Weathering the Storms

Plant damage from the storms? While we are beyond excited for the rain we have received over the last few weeks and have seen the Garden’s plants turning on their “green glow” from all the new growth, some of the plants didn’t do so well. Here are the top three things...
Is the Current Drought Our Only Water Supply Problem?

Is the Current Drought Our Only Water Supply Problem?

This article ran in the Winter 2019 Sonoran Quarterly issue   Paul HirtSenior Sustainability Scholer, Arizona State University   If you were in Arizona this past summer, you may have experienced what some now call our “nonsoon” season—no monsoon....
Saguaros Struggle Through “Nonsoon”

Saguaros Struggle Through “Nonsoon”

In recent weeks, a large number of saguaros are falling in residential areas throughout metro Phoenix. Why is this happening? The giant cactus or saguaro is one of the most iconic species of the Sonoran Desert. These organisms have ada pted to the environmental...
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...
Activity | Build a Rain Stick

Activity | Build a Rain Stick

Monsoons sometimes need a little encouragement to get going and really pour. One way to accomplish that is with an instrument that sounds like the pitter-patter of rain. Rain-themed dance and music can be a fun way to express yourself creatively, while integrating...

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