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I do love wandering around little towns and Willcox is a fun one to poke around in. And it is true that the town of Willcox is an excellent base c...

  • Added: Jun 19, 2019
  • Length: 05:06
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I know that being in the moment or being here now is important, but I confess to spending a lot of time wanting to be there now and I’ll be happy t...

  • Added: Jun 19, 2019
  • Length: 05:03
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Oh my goodness, there are beetles, bees and moths that visit the open flowers of Calylophus harwegii from late afternoon and through the night. Som...

  • Added: May 23, 2019
  • Length: 05:45
Caption: The photo is mine and that’s Ms. Mesquitey along the San Pedro River. The bird song along that riparian corridor is unbelievable and we spent some time trying to identify certain calls and songs.
I guess I don’t have a whole lot more to add about this show. Well, I have been known to sing a little better than this.

  • Added: May 16, 2019
  • Length: 04:37
Caption: The photos of Penstemon fendleri are mine and taken at our little homestead.
Well, I was a little worried, but I was pretty close on the number of Penstemon species in Arizona. There are close to forty. Arizona Flora lists t...

  • Added: May 16, 2019
  • Length: 04:47
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Every week in the summer groups of people gather at the Native American Medicine Garden the University of Minnesota in the Twin Cities. They come t...

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  • Added: Aug 08, 2018
  • Length: 05:00
  • Purchases: 12
Caption: Rick Anderson, guide for the Wild Edibles Tour, explains how to harvest a cattail
The Grand Portage Band of Lake Superior Chippewa has created the CACHE Project, which stands for “Community Agriculture through Culture, Health, an...

  • Added: Aug 02, 2018
  • Length: 07:19
Caption: Grand Portage Agriculture Coordinator Andy Schmidt and helper Dennis Westerlind working on the Elder's raised garden bed
The Grand Portage Band of Lake Superior Chippewa has created the CACHE Project, which stands for “Community Agriculture through Culture, Health and...

  • Added: Jul 04, 2018
  • Length: 06:48
Caption: CACHE - Andy Schmidt
The Grand Portage Band of Lake Superior Chippewa has created the CACHE Project, which stands for “Community Agriculture through Culture, Health, an...

  • Added: Jul 04, 2018
  • Length: 07:53
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Apache plume (Fallugia paradoxa) is very common around out little homestead. There are thickets of it all along the banks of the Ol’ Guajolote. It ...

  • Added: May 30, 2018
  • Length: 11:28
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Anisacanthus thurberi or desert honeysuckle is in the Acanthus family, Acanthaceae. I do like the common name cola de gallo, because it captures th...

  • Added: May 30, 2018
  • Length: 05:27
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Berberis fremontii is in the Barberry family or Berberidaceae…that’s fun to pronounce. Fremont barberry has quite a range north of the Salt River i...

  • Added: May 30, 2018
  • Length: 05:16
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I suppose the thinking is that any wildflowers blooming along the side of the road will beautify that road and who cares what’s in the hydro-seed m...

  • Added: May 30, 2018
  • Length: 05:09
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At one point when I was reading about the age of water I came across some research indicating that some of the water molecules we drink could be 4....

  • Added: May 02, 2018
  • Length: 05:09
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Calliandra is a beautiful plant name. I like the way a genus name can sometimes become the common name as well. I wonder how many baby girls of bot...

  • Added: May 02, 2018
  • Length: 05:07
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I like the name sumac and I’ve known it since I was a kid in Kentucky. The most talked about sumac of my youth was poison sumac or poison ivy, but ...

  • Added: May 02, 2018
  • Length: 05:42
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Hmm, I’m not doing a very good job of keeping up with botanical names. Either that or I’m making them up as I go. The current and correct name for ...

  • Added: May 02, 2018
  • Length: 05:13
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Chuparosa is one my of favorite plants from back when we used to live outside of Tucson. I bet we had 5 or 6 of them planted at our little homestea...

  • Added: May 02, 2018
  • Length: 05:23
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A morning or two after I recorded this show I heard a scaled quail calling, so now I have both species calling starting at dawn and then off and on...

  • Added: May 02, 2018
  • Length: 05:20
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House finches are pretty darned cute and that’s why pet stores back in New York City in 1939 were selling them as “Hollywood Finches”. The Migrator...

  • Added: May 02, 2018
  • Length: 04:43
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Velvet mesquite is the predominate native mesquite of southern Arizona. If you go west toward California, you will start running into western honey...

  • Added: Jan 17, 2018
  • Length: 05:18
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Well, the getting out of the growing business thing is not going well at all and I’ve had to come to grips with the fact that that I still need to ...

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  • Added: Oct 19, 2017
  • Length: 05:15
  • Purchases: 1
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The scientific name for jaguar is Panthera onca and these large wild felines range from Sonora, Mexico down to portions of central and South Americ...

  • Added: Oct 19, 2017
  • Length: 02:23
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Hmm, I sure talk about a lot of things in this show, but fall does this to me and it is the season of seasons that it has just begun. So the monsoo...

  • Added: Sep 20, 2017
  • Length: 04:55
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I like the title Wild Lettuce for this show. It seems incongruous, as in wild and lettuce don’t seem to go together.

  • Added: Sep 20, 2017
  • Length: 05:11