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Cooper Center for Environmental Learning

Beat Back Buffelgrass

February 9/10, 2019 • 9 am - 11 am

Join us for a morning of pulling invasive buffelgrass at Cooper Center. Easy to moderate hiking over low hills
to remove scattered patches of buffelgrass in and around the camp. No prior experience necessary. Folks who can't dig/pull can join us to help bag. To help pull on Saturday go to  goo.gl/NAr3VQ and fill out the form. To pull on Sunday, fill out the form here: goo.gl/so6twE. Share with neighbors and friends!  Buffelgrass and sparks don't mix! Check this link goo.gl/KdQYNU to see the aftereffects of the fireworks on A Mountain in 2017. 
 


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.


Wildlife Neighbors, Tucson Mountains, AZ (GPANA.info) at https://www.GPANA.info/home. The text is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License. The photographs are copyright by the photographers with all rights reserved.

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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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