Why are flowers so pretty? Why do they smell nice? They're trying to attract pollinators! We can thank pollinators for almost all of the plants we see and eat.
All great scientists carry a field notebook with them to write down the cool stuff they find so they can remember it later.
Maybe Luke and Nicole are a little biased because they both have pet cats, but they think our Sonoran Desert felines are amazing!
You know about our daytime desert pollinators--bees, birds, butterflies--but did you know we have secret nighttime pollinators as well?
In an article published by Scottsdale Progress, CEO, Justin Owen was interviewed about the role of the McDowell Sonoran Conservancy attracting tourists to Scottsdale. "Because over 40 percent of Scottsdale’s tax revenue comes from nonresidents, the ability for Scottsdale to have a thriving tourism enterprise has allowed the city to be able to preserve this much
Looking at Our Past and Present to Envision Our Future Author: Barbara Montgomery-Ratcliff Mark Twain is purported to have said, “History does not repeat itself, but it often rhymes.” In other words, we hear echoes of our past in our present-day experiences in our vision for our future. In this way, history provides a sense
Why is there a study project? What’s it all about? The Sonoran Desert tortoise (Gopherus morafkai) is a protected species found here in the McDowell Sonoran Preserve. This species is under increasing pressure from climate change, human activities, and habitat degradation, which may affect their numbers. Through generous support from the Heritage Fund, the