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2014-09-10 23:01:28

The Bureau of Reclamation announced that it has awarded three contracts totaling $7.46 million for work in the Lower Colorado Region at Hoover Dam and in Yuma, Arizona. Boulder City, Nev. (PRWEB) September 10, 2014 The Bureau of Reclamation announced that it has awarded three contracts totaling $7.46 million for work in the Lower Colorado Region at Hoover Dam and in Yuma, Arizona. The first contract is for $1.94 million to Precision Crane & Hoist Services, Inc., to replace the...

2014-08-31 23:04:50

A trio of Southeastern Arizona greats, an award-winning Inn, a top rated Nature and Birding Company, and expert biologists from the non-profit Southeastern Arizona Bird Observatory team up Nov. 7-10, 2014 to offer an all new Wine and Birds Weekend celebrating the region's emerging importance to the conservation of birds and the creation of some really fine wines. Phoenix, Arizona (PRWEB) August 31, 2014 Naturalist Journeys, a top birding and nature tour company, announces the...

Southwestern Bird And Reptile Distributions To Shift As Climate Changes
2014-04-08 14:43:34

U.S. Geological Survey Dramatic distribution losses and a few major distribution gains are forecasted for southwestern bird and reptile species as the climate changes, according to just-published research by scientists with the U.S. Geological Survey, the University of New Mexico, and Northern Arizona University. Overall, the study forecasted species distribution losses – that is, where species are able to live – of nearly half for all but one of the 5 reptile species they examined,...

2014-02-19 23:28:26

Look for Tanimura & Antle in the Toss it Up Salad Bar arena and at the Plant-a-Pot interactive booth at Yuma Lettuce Days March 1 – 2, held at the Quartermaster Depot State Historic Park. This is the fourth consecutive year that Tanimura & Antle has supported this community festival that celebrates Yuma’s agricultural industry through interactive displays and culinary demonstrations. Yuma, AZ (PRWEB) February 19, 2014 Look for Tanimura & Antle in the Toss it Up Salad Bar...

2013-11-27 23:29:35

Educational holiday gift that is easy to ship anywhere from Julie Originals. Desert Dwellers Flash Cards feature southwest alphabet animals by Artist and Mom, Julie Rustad. Tucson, AZ (PRWEB) November 27, 2013 They say the best things come in small packages. And so it is with Desert Dwellers Flash Cards a perfect gift full of learning that pleases both parents and their preschoolers. The colorful flash cards contain facts and stories about a range of desert animals, from Anna's...

2013-08-19 23:21:47

Brad Schmett of Luxury Homes by Keller Williams today announced that the upcoming August 25, 2013 Free Park Day at Joshua Tree National Monument is expected to boost local real estate as it highlights the ideal location and close proximity of Coachella Valley homes to several of California’s most treasured natural preserves. Twentynine Palms, CA (PRWEB) August 19, 2013 Brad Schmett, Broker Associate with Luxury Homes by Keller Williams announced today that local home buyers and real...

Plants Pushed Up The Mountain By Warming Climate
2013-08-15 09:37:19

University of Arizona Comparing plant communities today with a survey taken 50 years ago, a UA-led research team is providing the first on-the-ground evidence for Southwestern plants being pushed to higher elevations by an increasingly warmer and drier climate. In a rare opportunity to directly compare today's plant communities with a survey taken in the same area 50 years ago, a University of Arizona-led research team has provided the first on-the-ground evidence that Southwestern...

Native Birds Can Be Helped With Native Landscaping In Urban Areas
2012-08-23 08:04:02

A recent study of residential landscape types and native bird communities in Phoenix, Ariz., suggests that yards mimicking native vegetation and wildlands offer birds 'mini refuges,' helping to offset the loss of biodiversity in cities A recent study of residential landscape types and native bird communities in Phoenix, Ariz., led by a University of Massachusetts Amherst urban ecologist suggests that yards mimicking native vegetation and wildlands offer birds "mini refuges," helping to...


Latest Sonoran Desert Reference Libraries

Saguaro National Park
2013-04-17 16:10:15

Saguaro National Park is located in the southern region of Arizona in the United States. The park contains 91,442 acres of land, of which 70,905 acres comprise a designated wilderness, and is divided into two areas. Both sections of the park contain portions of the Sonoran Desert and the Rincon and Tuscon mountains ranges. The park received its name from the endemic saguaro cacti that occur throughout the area. In 1933, President Herbert Hoover designated the area as a national monument and...

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2009-07-01 13:11:19

The Nearctic is one of Earth's eight ecozones. The Nearctic covers most of North America, Greenland, and the highlands of Mexico. Southern Mexico, southern Florida, Central America, and the Caribbean are part of the Neotropic ecozone. The World Wildlife Fund divides the Nearctic into four bioregions. These four regions are the Canadian Shield, Eastern North America, Western North America, and Northern Mexico. The Canadian Shield bioregion extends across northern North America from the...

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2009-04-28 15:40:33

Brassica tournefortii is a species of mustard plant that is more commonly known as Asian, African and Sahara mustard. It is very similar to other mustard species blooming annually with long stems reaching just over 3 feet in length, but the flowers are a duller yellow. Indigenous to North Africa and the Middle East, this species was transported accidentally to the United States by humans. It grows abundantly in the Sonoran and Mojave Deserts and in hot valleys of southern California....

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2008-09-17 15:09:02

The Curve-billed Thrasher (Toxostoma curvirostre), is a perching bird native to the southwestern United States and much of Mexico. It is commonly found throughout the deserts and brush-filled areas of the south-western United States, from about the Sonoran Desert of Arizona and across New Mexico to west Texas, as well as most of Mexico, from the Sonoran-Chihuahuan Deserts and south through the Mexican Plateau to regions south of the Trans-Mexican Volcanic Belt in south-central Mexico. The...

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2007-04-18 14:45:46

The Flat-tailed Horned Lizard, Phrynosoma mcallii, is a found in a small area of the Sonoran Desert of southwestern California, southwestern Arizona, and extreme northern Mexico. They are threatened by development, agriculture, and other man-made intrusions into their small range. The majority of their remaining habitat in the U.S.A. is administered by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM).

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