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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...
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...
For the Love of Monsoons

For the Love of Monsoons

Is it the brief break from the sweltering summer heat, the sounds of raindrops tapping the earth, the herbal smell of creosote or all of the above? Who doesn’t love a monsoon storm in the Sonoran Desert. Take a look at this photo gallery of desert plants...
Monsoon Vegetable Gardening

Monsoon Vegetable Gardening

Monsoon Vegetable Gardening When a gardener spends every day staring at the same plants, little changes can mean big things. At the Garden, the plants can give us subtle signals that monsoons are on their way long before thunderheads begin to crowd the sky. Right now,...
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