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Madera Canyon

Madera Canyon haven of blooms, birds

Madera Canyon haven of blooms, birds

Madera Canyon looks almost like a wild botanical garden in late summer.

September 05, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Avoid Peppersauce Campground, unless you're a protester

Avoid Peppersauce Campground, unless you're a protester

Immigration protests in area may disturb campers, forest officials warn.

July 19, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Madera Canyon throws party for birds

Madera Canyon throws party for birds

Majestic Madera Canyon — nationally known for its diverse array of winged wildlife ranging from hawks to hummingbirds — will be the site of an International Migratory Bird Day celebration on Saturday.

May 08, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Southwest wildflowers

Southwest wildflowers

A scene along the Nature Trail at Madera canyon. The water is running in the creek along this easy hike. Photo by Ron Medvescek. Photo taken on 4/18/2001.

January 21, 2014 6:32 pm

Reward offered for information in poaching of doe near Tucson

The Arizona Game and Fish Department is offering a reward of up to $1,250 for information leading to an arrest in the fatal shooting of a young deer by a poacher in southern Arizona.

November 07, 2013 11:23 amLoading…
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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Wild turkeys don't heed government shutdown

Wild turkeys don't heed government shutdown

The government shutdown has closed the road into Madera Canyon south of Tucson to hikers and bird-watchers. But birds, including these wild turkeys, are not heeding the closure.

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Bats moving into Madera Canyon 'houses'

Bats moving into Madera Canyon 'houses'

The phrase “if you build it, they will come” apparently didn’t apply to some of the bat houses built in Madera Canyon a decade ago to provide cozy condos for the flying mammals.

September 11, 2013 12:00 pmLoading…
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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Rains make summer poppies pop up

Rains make summer poppies pop up

Summer poppies are misnamed - they're not really in the poppy family but in the same family as the familiar creosote bush. They tend to appear in clumps rather than in vast foral carpets. The ones pictured were found along Gates Pass Road.

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Rains make summer poppies pop up

Rains make summer poppies pop up

Catch a glimpse of a big clump of dazzling summer poppies in the desert and you might think someone had rolled the calendar back to spring.

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Road runner: Group: Fix old Madera Canyon-area bridges, but don't replace them

Some of the worst bridges of Pima County - by almost any measure - can be found on a sleepy road between Green Valley and Madera Canyon.

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San Pedro due bird recognition

San Pedro due bird recognition

Grasslands, trees and mountains can be seen from the San Pedro Riparian National Conservation Area. The 57,000-acre area is widely known as a bird-watcher's paradise. Experienced bird-survey volunteers recently collected data in the conservation area.

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San Pedro due bird recognition

San Pedro due bird recognition

An Arizona Bell's vireo feeds her babies at her nest. At San Pedro, you're likely to encounter sights like this.

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San Pedro due bird recognition

San Pedro due bird recognition

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San Pedro due bird recognition

San Pedro due bird recognition

A national conservation area east of Sierra Vista will be rededicated Saturday as a "globally important bird area."

May 03, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Today's road conditions in Pima County

Today’s road condition report from Pima County’s Transportation Department:

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Long-legged big birds descend on ponds near Kino Stadium

Long-legged big birds descend on ponds near Kino Stadium

An egret gazes out over waters that are flushed red by the setting sun reflecting off a building near the basins of the Kino Environmental Restoration Project on Tucson's south side. Great blue herons have been spotted at the site as well.

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Long-legged big birds descend on ponds near Kino Stadium

Long-legged big birds descend on ponds near Kino Stadium

Dazzling white egrets and great blue herons have been swooping through the skies and wading in ponds near a south-side sports complex - adding pizazz to the urban bird-watching scene.

November 01, 2012 12:00 amLoading…
Desert paradise

Desert paradise

"Madera Canyon before the storm" is what Donna Pierce titled this photo, taken in July. "The clouds and the colors were incredible and my Canon EOS was dying to capture the image."

September 13, 2012 12:00 amLoading…

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