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Water returning to Agua Caliente Park's main pond

Water returning to Agua Caliente Park's main pond

The main pond at Agua Caliente Park is on the rebound.

December 14, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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$1M bond issue sought to help withered Agua Caliente Park

$1M bond issue sought to help withered Agua Caliente Park

County officials are proposing a $1 million bond project to help preserve the popular nature spot Agua Caliente Park, where the water level at the drought-stricken main pond has withered so dramatically in recent months that about 60 percent of it is now a waterless mud flat and weed patch.

April 25, 2014 12:00 am Video Photos

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Sweetwater Wetlands look mighty dry

Sweetwater Wetlands look mighty dry

Large expanses of the ponds at popular Sweetwater Wetlands are bone dry, leaving some visitors disappointed — but in this case drought isn’t the culprit.

February 27, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Paton's Birder Haven to be sold

Paton's Birder Haven to be sold

A residence in Patagonia — where bird-watchers have come for decades to spot species such as the sought-after violet-crowned hummingbird in the backyard — will be sold by the owners and managed by the Tucson Audubon Society.

December 13, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Agua Caliente withers again

Agua Caliente withers again

The drought-stricken main pond at Agua Caliente Park — briefly bolstered by early summer rains — has withered again in the wake of a fizzled monsoon followed by a rainless autumn.

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Sabino Canyon reopens

Sabino Canyon reopens

Hikers, bird-watchers, picnickers — heck, just about everybody who loves the outdoors — cheered the reopening Thursday of Sabino Canyon and Saguaro National Park near Tucson.

October 18, 2013 12:00 am Video Photos

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Fed shutdown closes Madera Canyon

Fed shutdown closes Madera Canyon

Popular Madera Canyon is the latest victim of the federal government’s partial shutdown.

October 11, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Birds returning to Kino pond

Birds returning to Kino pond

One of Tucson’s best urban bird-watching sites is once again attracting avian visitors — including an egret last week — now that a pond there is refilled after being drained earlier this year.

September 24, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Madera Canyon in late-summer bloom

Madera Canyon in late-summer bloom

Nurturing monsoon rains and a moderate, mile-high climate have brought late-summer wildflowers and lush greenery to the Madera Canyon area south of Tucson.

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Be prepared, watchful in exploring desert areas

Wonderlands of natural beauty and adventure await in the mountains and deserts around Tucson - but so do potential dangers.

May 23, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

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