The Metro Phoenix EcoFlora Project is an awesome collaboration between the Desert Botanical Garden, Central Arizona Conservation Alliance, the New York Botanical Garden, and other gardens across the country. They're collecting data on plant species in different communities ..........
Habitat is another word for a living thing's home or natural environment. If you live in the Phoenix Valley, your habitat is the Sonoran Desert. The Sonoran Desert is pretty big (about 100,000 square miles), but you can also look for organisms in smaller places called microhabitats.
We usually focus on the Sonoran Desert, but today we are excited to learn about the other three deserts found in Arizona. Stay tuned to hear more about our four Arizona deserts, what defines a desert, and why deserts are important.
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?