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2011-02-17 08:06:00

TUCSON, Ariz., Feb. 17, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- On Sunday, April 17, 2011, 02 Modern Fitness and Maynards Market & Kitchen Cycling Team will bring the Jim Click Automotive Team Old Pueblo Grand Prix bicycle road race to downtown Tucson.

2011-02-17 00:00:51

Sharperoo Uses Home Improvement Industry’s First Automated Ranking Program to Provide Consumers with Free Information on the Best Tucson Contractors, Plumbers, Electricians and More Tucson, AZ (PRWEB) February 16, 2011 Today, Sharperoo announced the top home contractors in Tucson, Arizona.

2011-02-16 11:39:00

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 16, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Jackson Browne and Alice Cooper, in partnership with Danny Zelisko have put together an all-star line-up of musicians for a benefit concert to take place at the Tucson Convention Center, (who have donated the building), on Thursday, March 10, 6 p.m.

2011-01-26 07:30:00

TUCSON, Ariz., Jan. 26, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- AC/DC music returns to the Rialto Theatre on February 12, 2011 as 2nd Saturdays regroups following last month's tragic events in Tucson that led to the cancellation of the popular urban street festival.

2011-01-22 14:07:00

TUCSON, Ariz., Jan. 22, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Amity Foundation is honored to announce that Dr.

2010-12-14 17:34:00

Raising Funds for New Children's and Family Reunification Center TUCSON, Ariz., Dec. 14, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Amity Foundation is opening a new, downtown Tucson gallery, with a Silent Auction, December 16, 2010 4-6pm.

2010-12-01 07:13:00

TUCSON, Ariz., Dec. 1, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Miraval Arizona, the top-rated destination spa resort located in Tucson, today announced new collaborations with National Geographic Expeditions and Lindblad Expeditions.

2010-11-30 07:30:00

TUCSON, Ariz., Nov. 30, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Tucson's urban street festival, 2nd Saturdays, is gearing up for its holiday-themed event on Saturday, December 11, from 4pm-9pm.


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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  • A member of the swell-mob; a genteelly clad pickpocket. Sometimes mobsman.
Use of the word 'swell-mobsman' dates at least to the early 1800s.