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Since producing this episode of Growing Native we have encountered Jatropha macrorhiza a couple more times. A recent sighting was over near the New...

  • Added: Aug 08, 2020
  • Length: 05:17
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Raspberries are in the rose family, Rosaceae, the genus Rubus and with six species in Arizona. Five are native species and one introduced. Rubus id...

  • Added: Jul 29, 2020
  • Length: 05:17
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Phemeranthus aurantiacus, the former Talinum aurantiacum, is now in Talinaceae, the flameflower family, “a family of two genera and 28 species.” Th...

  • Added: Jul 25, 2020
  • Length: 04:45
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San Miguelito (Antigonon leptopus) is quite the Mexican native plant. I read that it’s found in habitat not only in Sonora and Chihuahua and southw...

  • Added: Jul 16, 2020
  • Length: 05:19
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I think that the common name of orange sneezeweed may be a bit misleading. The flowers we saw and photographed were more on the yellow side, but th...

  • Added: Jul 09, 2020
  • Length: 05:18
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The Bighorn Fire in the Catalina Mountains near Tucson, AZ. started on June 5th of 2020 and as I sit and write this a few weeks later on June 30th ...

  • Added: Jul 01, 2020
  • Length: 05:16
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The miller moths that showed up at our little homestead are the adult of the army cutworm (Euxoa auxiliaris) and they migrate from lower areas and ...

  • Added: Jun 23, 2020
  • Length: 05:26
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Isn’t it wonderful to live in a region where clouds and humidity and rain are so celebrated? You can identify the natives and converted natives as ...

  • Added: Jun 17, 2020
  • Length: 05:05
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Every time I pull a reference book or field guide off the shelf to read about a recently seen insect I seem to run across a quote by the famous ent...

  • Added: Jun 11, 2020
  • Length: 05:19
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These day trips of ours into the hills are so renewing. The particular canyon that I talking about is very close to our home and within 30 or 40 mi...

  • Added: Jun 08, 2020
  • Length: 05:13
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I could have jabbered on forever (you probably noticed) and still not have mentioned all the wonderful things happening now in the uplands as sprin...

  • Added: May 28, 2020
  • Length: 05:51
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The desert bighorn is found in the arid regions of the western and southwestern US and across the border in Mexico. Its scientific name is Ovis can...

  • Added: May 22, 2020
  • Length: 05:08
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Searching our pantry and chest freezer has been quite an adventure. We’ve even found some unlabeled items in the freezer. “What do you suppose that...

  • Added: May 18, 2020
  • Length: 05:22
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We have always tried to get out to hike and picnic in wild places around us here in Cochise County, Arizona. I still go out by myself to botanize a...

  • Added: May 18, 2020
  • Length: 05:02
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There are several species of Marah found in the western US, but only M. gilensis in Arizona. I call it wild cucumber, but another common name is ma...

  • Added: May 18, 2020
  • Length: 04:39
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There are 13 species of oaks found in Arizona and they range from 3,000 to 8,000 feet in elevation across the state. The only one I haven’t seen in...

  • Added: May 18, 2020
  • Length: 05:07
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I like the name sumac. I learned it when I was a kid in Kentucky. The most talked about sumac of my youth was poison sumac or poison ivy, but there...

  • Added: May 04, 2020
  • Length: 05:40
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What is it about sycamore trees? When I mention a sycamore or show a photo of one to someone, invariably they declare their love of the tree. Well,...

  • Added: Mar 17, 2020
  • Length: 04:55
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March really is the month of change around all of us in the borderlands of southeastern Arizona. How fun to celebrate the arrival of turkey vulture...

  • Added: Mar 10, 2020
  • Length: 04:48
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Where we live in southeastern Arizona it has been a very wet winter with rain out in the flats and snow in the hills and mountains. All that moistu...

  • Added: Mar 03, 2020
  • Length: 05:20
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My goodness, there are times that I so miss the Sonoran Desert, especially when I leave the desert grassland and get into the diverse vegetation th...

  • Added: Feb 24, 2020
  • Length: 05:10
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When I was little boy I thought the name yellow-bellied sapsucker was the funniest thing I’d ever heard and though I did know it was some sort of b...

  • Added: Feb 19, 2020
  • Length: 05:23
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I enjoy hearing friends talk about the plants that they’ve seen on walks or hikes and when we share our enthusiasm the jabbering is so sweet.

  • Added: Feb 09, 2020
  • Length: 04:49
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Desert anemone (Anemone tuberosa) is in the Buttercup Family. Buttercups are the genus Ranuculus and the family name is Ranunculaceae. It’s probabl...

  • Added: Feb 06, 2020
  • Length: 05:01
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Whenever I do of my “pictures and stories” presentations I always show some photos of our chickens, followed by photos of some of the wildlife they...

  • Added: Jan 29, 2020
  • Length: 05:16