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Palo verde trees still blooming in June

Palo verde trees still blooming in June

Spring is over, but some palo verde trees are blooming into summer.

June 21, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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New Tucson Originals boss has big plans

New Tucson Originals boss has big plans

Sheri Siesennop thinks she might have taken on more than she bargained for when she was named Tucson Originals executive director late last month.

March 18, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Tucson's past in holiday slide show

Tucson's past in holiday slide show

Charles Phoenix didn’t hit your typical tourist spots, San Xavier, the Desert Museum, Gates Pass, on his last visit to Tucson.

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Desert Museum admission set to go up

Desert Museum admission set to go up

The price to see the 230 species of native mammals, reptiles, amphibians, insects and birds at the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum is about to go up.

September 11, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Loews Ventana Canyon opens butterfly garden

Loews Ventana Canyon opens butterfly garden

A Tucson resort this week opened two new exhibits aimed at putting some colorful wonders of the Sonoran Desert on display for its guests.

August 28, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Fitz Blog: Mountain Lions retire

Fitz Blog: Mountain Lions retire

     The Desert Museum is retiring two arthritic cougars. According to a Desert Museum spokesman,” Madeline Stover was an excellent docent and and Stanley Melrose ran the ice cream concession for 26-years.” Meanwhile two retiring mountain lions will be relocated and released in the wilds of …

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'Book of Fun' goes on sale today

'Book of Fun' goes on sale today

Biosphere 2 is "a center for research, outreach, teaching and lifelong learning about Earth, its living systems and its place in the universe," according to its website. You can visit what Time Life Books named one of the 50 must-see wonders of the world at a discount if you have "The Book of Fun."

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'Book of Fun' goes on sale today

'Book of Fun' goes on sale today

The Pima Air and Space Museum is another attraction featured in the book.

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'Book of Fun' goes on sale today

'Book of Fun' goes on sale today

Find a discount to the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum, too.

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'Book of Fun' goes on sale today

'Book of Fun' goes on sale today

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'Book of Fun' goes on sale today

'Book of Fun' goes on sale today

Who doesn't love a good buy-one get-one deal?

October 01, 2012 12:00 am Photos

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Letters to the editor

Story on mental illness of great value to many

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Desert Museum and cool evenings: just cool

Summer Saturday Evenings — Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum, 2021 N. Kinney Road. “Desert Storms and Music.” Lightning photography. Learn how to take pictures after the sun goes down. Also, Native American flute music. 4-10 p.m. today. Special admission starts after 4 p.m.: $7; $3 ages 6-12; fre…

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Feeling parched? Even native plants are wilting

Feeling parched? Even native plants are wilting

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Feeling parched? Even native plants are wilting

Feeling parched? Even native plants are wilting

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Feeling parched? Even native plants are wilting

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Feeling parched? Even native plants are wilting

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Feeling parched? Even native plants are wilting

Feeling parched? Even native plants are wilting

Here is one stark sign of the prolonged drought in Southern Arizona: Even some cacti and desert trees are withering from lack of moisture.

June 14, 2012 12:00 am Photos

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