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Catalina State Park: Blue skies, flowing water

Catalina State Park: Blue skies, flowing water

Autumn in Tucson: We share why fall is to be savored and enjoyed.

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Barrel cacti — overshadowed by saguaros but still magnificent

Barrel cacti — overshadowed by saguaros but still magnificent

Barrel cacti are amazing — even if they're not on par with saguaros.

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Buffelgrass spraying at Saguaro National Park starts Monday

Buffelgrass spraying at Saguaro National Park starts Monday

Aerial spraying is deemed necessary but is opposed by some.

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Tucson cacti are jumping on the bloom bandwagon

Tucson cacti are jumping on the bloom bandwagon

Cacti — from chollas and hedgehogs to even some saguaros — are blooming now.

April 02, 2015 6:00 pm Photos

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Trek this trail for scenic beauty and exercise

Trek this trail for scenic beauty and exercise

Hikers get bird's-eye views and a good workout on the Phoneline.

February 04, 2015 4:32 pm Photos

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Friends we've lost in 2014

Friends we've lost in 2014

December 28, 2014 6:00 pm
Hike leads to splendors of the Sonoran Desert

Hike leads to splendors of the Sonoran Desert

A loop hike in Sabino Canyon could dazzle your holiday visitors.

December 25, 2014 6:00 pm Photos

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Beaded with blooms, saguaros may be making up for lost time

Beaded with blooms, saguaros may be making up for lost time

Saguaros are “blooming like gangbusters” this spring — producing far more of their brilliant white blooms than in recent years, plant experts say.

June 05, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Tucson-area saguaros bursting into bloom early

Tucson-area saguaros bursting into bloom early

Saguaros — in a vibrant show of flower power — are bursting into bloom weeks earlier than usual at Saguaro National Park west of Tucson and at other sites around the city.

April 10, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Saguaro National Park testing 'Elephant Snot' to remove cacti graffiti

Saguaro National Park testing 'Elephant Snot' to remove cacti graffiti

A crew from the Southwest Conservation Corps passes a tag, one of 11 sprayed on saguaros in May along a 3.5-mile stretch of the Douglas Spring Trail in the Saguaro National Park Rincon District. The crew is cleaning up the damage.

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Saguaro National Park testing 'Elephant Snot' to remove cacti graffiti

Saguaro National Park testing 'Elephant Snot' to remove cacti graffiti

Elephant Snot, a commercial cleaner made by a company called Graffiti Solutions, has proven effective on hard surfaces.

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Saguaro National Park testing 'Elephant Snot' to remove cacti graffiti

Saguaro National Park testing 'Elephant Snot' to remove cacti graffiti

It's called Elephant Snot - yep, that's the brand name - and Saguaro National Park officials hope to learn by late July whether it's safe as well as effective in removing graffiti from cactuses.

June 23, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Saguaro flowers

Saguaro flowers

A lone saguaro blossom has opened up among all of the buds Monday, May 7th, 2001 at the end of a saguaros arm. All of the Sonoran desert has been nourished by the winter and spring rains this year. Photo by Jim Davis. Photo taken on 5/7/2001.

April 28, 2013 6:08 pm
Full effect of Jan. deep freeze on saguaros, others unknown

Full effect of Jan. deep freeze on saguaros, others unknown

Deep-freezing weather in mid-January affected some native and non-native plants - but only time will tell if any saguaros or other desert dwellers will die from cold damage.

January 29, 2013 12:00 am Related Loading…

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