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Madera Canyon summer splendor

Madera Canyon summer splendor

Madera Canyon south of Tucson is a place of flowing streams, verdant hillsides, wildflowers, hummingbirds and more in late summer. Video by Do…

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Your map to Saturday's 'supersized' full moon

Your map to Saturday's 'supersized' full moon

Tim Hunter's guide to the supermoon.

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13 words that mark you as a Tucsonan

13 words that mark you as a Tucsonan

Using these words marks you as a Tucsonan for life. Look there's another one — it's Tucsonan, not Tucsonian please. And watch your C's and S's.

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Saturday's monsoon rain in the desert

Saturday's monsoon rain in the desert

Saturday's heavy rains rinsed the deserts around Tucson and brought a gurgling flow to some neighborhood washes. Video by Doug Kreutz. 

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Tucson, thanks for all the critter commotion this summer

Tucson, thanks for all the critter commotion this summer

This summer, the Star's online team asked readers to send their photos of critters spotted around Southern Arizona.

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Beautiful sunset photos taken by readers

Beautiful sunset photos taken by readers

Star Facebook readers posted incredible sunset photos last week thanks to monsoon clouds. Take a look and share yours on the Arizona Daily Sta…

August 21, 2015 7:00 am Photos

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Aquila the Eagle takes flight in evening sky

Aquila the Eagle takes flight in evening sky

Bright moon won't dim experience.

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Southern Arizona's backyard bobcats

Southern Arizona's backyard bobcats

Here are some of the best from readers. Send yours to eds@tucson.com

August 17, 2015 6:00 am Photos

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Plunging into dangerous waterfalls

Plunging into dangerous waterfalls

Days after a man died following a plunge into a pool at Tanque Verde Falls east of Tucson, more people were taking the dangerous leap this wee…

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This week: Perseids, a musical constellation and a bright star

This week: Perseids, a musical constellation and a bright star

If our monsoon weather permits viewing in the early evening, look overhead around 9:30 p.m. to see Lyra the Lyre with its bright star Vega.

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Time-lapse video of storm brewing

Time-lapse video of storm brewing

A time-lapse video shows a storm brewing over northeast Tucson Tuesday morning and breaking out into rain. Video by Doug Kreutz, Arizona Daily Star.

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22 photos of Tucson's quirkiest saguaros

22 photos of Tucson's quirkiest saguaros

These unique saguaros march to the beat of their own spiny drums. It's just another reason to love our desert.

August 10, 2015 6:00 pm Photos

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Rushing streams and wildflowers of Catalina Mountains

Rushing streams and wildflowers of Catalina Mountains

Abundant summer rains have brought fast-flowing streams and beautiful wildflowers to trails high in the Catalina Mountains. Video by Doug Kreu…

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Rushing mountain streams and brilliant wildflowers

Rushing mountain streams and brilliant wildflowers

The hills of the Catalina Mountains were alive Saturday with rushing streams and beautiful wildflowers. Video by Doug Kreutz, Arizona Daily Star.

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Dark skies mean stellar time to watch Perseids

Dark skies mean stellar time to watch Perseids

Meteor shower is often bright, and is always worth the effort. 

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Monday cute: Tucson lions playing in monsoon puddles

Monday cute: Tucson lions playing in monsoon puddles

Tucson's Reid Park Zoo posted a video of a young lion family playing hard in a giant monsoon puddle.

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9 beautiful monsoon rainbow photos from this week

9 beautiful monsoon rainbow photos from this week

There's something special about seeing a glowing stream of color in the sky after a nice rain, monsoon season is no exception. Have any monso…

July 30, 2015 3:44 pm Photos

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Saturday night with scorpions, spiders and saguaros

Saturday night with scorpions, spiders and saguaros

Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum offers a nocturnal look at its expansive grounds.

July 29, 2015 4:04 pm Photos

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Enjoy July's blue moon early Friday

Enjoy July's blue moon early Friday

Relatively rare event happens early Friday.

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Photos: Hummingbirds from backyards and beyond

Photos: Hummingbirds from backyards and beyond

Send us your hummingbird photos to eds@tucson.com and take a look at these 95 from our old reader galleries.

July 27, 2015 5:00 pm Photos

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Arizona-Sonora Travel Photo Contest Entries

Arizona-Sonora Travel Photo Contest Entries

For this year’s travel photo contest, we’re staying close to home. We’re looking for memorable images of your travels through the Grand Canyon…

July 27, 2015 4:00 pm Photos

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Sunday's sunset over Tucson

Sunday's sunset over Tucson

Sunday's sunset over Tucson was typical of this summer: spectacular. Video by Doug Kreutz, Arizona Daily Star.

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Interactive: How to stay safe when hiking

Interactive: How to stay safe when hiking

8 ways to stay safe when hiking in the desert in the summer.

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Lowell in the news, two satellites to watch

Lowell in the news, two satellites to watch

Pluto puts Lowell Observatory in the news.

July 22, 2015 4:34 pmLoading…

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