Detailed caption information in "Wildlife Neighbors, Tucson Mountains, Arizona" is from Steven J. Phillips and Patricia Wentworth Comus, editors. A Natural History of the Sonoran Desert. Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum Press, Tucson, Arizona and University of California Press, Berkeley and Los Angeles, California, and London, England.


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Wildlife Neighbors, Tucson Mountains, Arizona

We are not alone in the Sonoran Desert. Our wildlife neighbors adapted to life in arid lands long before we arrived. We can learn from them and respect their right to continue to live in peace.

Mule deer crossing Saguaro National Park West, Tucson Mountains, AZ.
Desert tortoise
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Car break-ins reported at Yetman Trailhead and at Feliz Paseos Park

As many as 6 cars were reportedly broken into on Saturday, Nov. 3 at the Yetman Trailhead. There were also recent car break-ins at Feliz Paseos Park.  Please be aware and don't leave valuables in your car while hiking. The Sheriff's Department was notified and reports made. As additional information comes in, we will update you.


Fall Road Cleanup and Feliz Paseos Park Cleanup a success 
Thanks to all who came out for the semi-annual road and park clean ups. Afterwards, the pot luck featured a very informative talk by Fernando Molina of the Tucson Water Department, so a big thank you to him for coming out on a Saturday to address our community's concerns about the future of Tucson's water. You can go to this link to learn more: https://www.tucsonaz.gov/water/2018-status-and-quality-aquifer

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Mule deer crossing Saguaro National Park West, Tucson Mountains, AZ. 

​Photo courtesy of Mochi Gregurich.

Desert tortoise pauses feeding to check out what's coming. These mostly solitary tortoises of the Sonora Desert live on rocky hillsides. They utilize existing crevices and depressions for shelter. The population is limited by available sites. Photo courtesy of Roger Carpenter.

Slow Down - WATCH OUT FOR WILDLIFE CROSSING OUR ROADS!

Looking east from the Gates Pass Area Neighborhood