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Moth Week in Madera Canyon

Posted by on Sep 15, 2014 in 4th HELIX BLOG, AZ NEWS, FEATURES, SLIDER, SOUTHWEST CORNER | 0 comments

Beetles almost stole the show until the moths appeared in Madera Canyon recently, just in time to celebrate one of the last days of National Moth Week.

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Bighorn Sheepwatch — 16

Posted by on Jul 16, 2014 in 4th HELIX BLOG, FEATURES, SLIDER, SOUTHWEST CORNER | 0 comments

It’s been a long time since I’ve reported on the bighorn sheep reintroduction project going on in Tucson, Arizona. Read the latest about this controversial project.

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Artist/Horticulturist/Garden Designer Creates Artistic Leafcutter Bee Habitats

Posted by on Jul 16, 2014 in FEATURES, SLIDER, SOUTHWEST CORNER | 0 comments

Greg Corman builds artistic habitats for the leafcutter bee and their kin. Learn about these bees and Greg Cornam’s habitats.

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Night-Blooming Cereus at Tohono Chul Park in Tucson, Arizona

Posted by on Jul 16, 2014 in FEATURES, SLIDER, SOUTHWEST CORNER | 0 comments

Tohono Chul Park’s annual Bloom Night blossomed into two nights of synchronously-flowering Queen of the Night cactuses, also known as the night-blooming cereus (Penicereus greggii.)

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Culture Keepers: Conservators Use Science, Ethics to Preserve Treasures

Posted by on Jul 10, 2014 in FEATURES, SLIDER, SOUTHWEST CORNER | 0 comments

They gather evidence, take samples, look for fibers and test for trace elements, but they’re not conducting a crime scene investigation. Conservators of cultural history, our culture keepers, are working behind the scenes to stabilize, preserve or restore cultural property for future generations.

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