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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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HOUR ONE: "Finding Meaning In Desperate Times" - The pandemic isn't just a health crisis, it's an x-ray into our psyches. This hour, how COVID-19 i...

  • Added: May 22, 2020
  • Length: 01:58:58
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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
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This week, Petey talks about his experience at the March on Frankfort.

  • Added: Jan 21, 2020
  • Length: 05:28
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There are five species of mistletoe found in Arizona and they all can be found somewhere in southern Arizona at various elevations and on different...

  • Added: Jan 17, 2020
  • Length: 05:12
Caption: A Moken fisherman of the Myeik Archipelago, Myanmar, Credit: Wikimedia Commons
Moken is a Thai word meaning sea people, people of water, sea nomads or sea gypsies. The Moken are a group of Austronesian people of an archipelago...

  • Added: Jan 14, 2020
  • Length: 05:32
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Eumorpha typhon or the Typhon sphinx moth is out and about from June to August in the borderlands. I realized very quickly that we had everything t...

  • Added: Jan 14, 2020
  • Length: 05:10
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There is a road across the grassland and I still go there for stories. I suspect that everyone needs a road or trail or special wild place that mak...

  • Added: Jan 03, 2020
  • Length: 04:51
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We love our annual tree hunt and it’s been going on for a long time. I have 35 mm slides of hunts from 30 years ago…kids and dogs and Christmas trees.

  • Added: Dec 19, 2019
  • Length: 05:51
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Can you believe I was whining about rainfall? It’s funny because as Ms. Mesquitey and I were driving to and from Cascabel we talked about coming ba...

  • Added: Dec 19, 2019
  • Length: 05:07
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Well, first of all I should explain why I set live traps for pack rats (Neotoma albigula) around our little homestead or maybe it needs no explanat...

  • Added: Dec 19, 2019
  • Length: 05:16
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White-tailed deer in southwest North America are Odocoileus virginiana couesi or Coues white-tailed deer. The naturalist Elliot Coues is probably r...

  • Added: Dec 18, 2019
  • Length: 05:12