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Why Desert Botanical Garden is Studying Urban Saguaros

Why Desert Botanical Garden is Studying Urban Saguaros

During the summer of 2020, the Phoenix metropolitan area recorded its hottest summer ever. Not being able to move, the effects of those record temperatures affected the most vulnerable: plants. There were numerous reports of saguaros losing arms or falling throughout...
Saguaro Census

Saguaro Census

Desert Botanical garden launched its first-ever project documenting urban saguaros.  The Saguaro Census is part of a larger project led by the Garden’s New World Succulents Specialists Dr. Tania Hernandez to better understand the health and adaption of the Valley’s...
April 2022 EcoQuest: Imprudent Pruning

April 2022 EcoQuest: Imprudent Pruning

Join the April EcoQuest: Imprudent Pruning Find and map as many examples of improper pruning as possible. Be sure to use #imprudentpruning in the notes of your observation! This will help us sort through the observations on iNaturalist.   Join the EcoQuest WHAT...
March EcoQuest: Wildflower Wonders: Round 2

March EcoQuest: Wildflower Wonders: Round 2

Join the march EcoQuest: wildflower wonders: round 2    Join the March EcoQuest: Wildflower Wonders: Round 2 Find and map as many wildflowers as possible. Wildflower season is a cherished event in the Sonoran Desert. Blanketing the desert floor with impressive...
February EcoQuest: Alley Adventures

February EcoQuest: Alley Adventures

Candelilla (Euphorbia antisyphilitica) Join the february 2022 EcoQuest: alley adventures   Join the February EcoQuest: Alley AdventuresFor this EcoQuest, find and map the plants and wildlife you can find in alleys. Join the EcoQuestFor this EcoQuest, you will...
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