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Spring wildflowers: We could see a splendid bloom

Spring wildflowers: We could see a splendid bloom

Abundant rains have cued the desert for an excellent spring wildflower season.

November 03, 2015 7:50 pm Photos

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Sabino Canyon after rains: Green, wet and wild

Sabino Canyon after rains: Green, wet and wild

Recent heavy rains have left Sabino Creek flowing fast amid thriving vegetation.

September 23, 2015 7:07 pm Photos

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Monsoon brings greenery, flowing streams, wildflowers

Monsoon brings greenery, flowing streams, wildflowers

Monsoon rains have brought late-summer beauty to the Catalina Mountains.

September 05, 2015 8:30 pm Photos

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Add some water, watch: Monsoon rains create colorful recipe

Add some water, watch: Monsoon rains create colorful recipe

Sites around Tucson show off the scenic effects of monsoon rains.

August 14, 2015 7:56 pm Photos

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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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Wildflowers on blooming binge at Picacho Peak

Wildflowers on blooming binge at Picacho Peak

Flora of many hues are putting on a show at Picacho Peak.

March 13, 2015 7:02 pm Photos

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Help count flowers at Saguaro National Park

Help count flowers at Saguaro National Park

The Wildflower Mini BioBlitz begins at 8 a.m. on March 7.

February 27, 2015 1:15 pm Video Photos

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Poppies are blooming now at Saguaro National Park

Poppies are blooming now at Saguaro National Park

It's still winter, but wildflowers are acting like it's spring.

February 16, 2015 4:00 pm Photos

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Poppy surprise! Some are already blooming

Poppy surprise! Some are already blooming

Wildflower experts: Recipe is right for a good wildflower season.

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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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Recent rains won't necessarily nurture lots of wildflowers

Recent rains won't necessarily nurture lots of wildflowers

Last week's rains might have come too late to trigger grand blooms.

December 07, 2014 12:45 pm Photos

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Monsoon-nurtured grasses could fuel winter wildfires

Monsoon-nurtured grasses could fuel winter wildfires

Lush growth in the mountains has raised the risk of wildfires.

November 25, 2014 7:00 pm Photos

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Summer wildflowers still blooming in Catalinas in November

Summer wildflowers still blooming in Catalinas in November

It's barely a month until winter, but summer wildflowers are still blooming.

November 10, 2014 7:00 pm Photos

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Deserts flushed with green thanks to rains

Deserts flushed with green thanks to rains

Desert hillsides are green and dotted with a few wildflowers following rains.

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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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Heights of Catalinas looking like a rain forest

Heights of Catalinas looking like a rain forest

Abundant monsoon moisture has left the mountains looking lush and green.

August 13, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Monsoon rains give mountain flowers a boost

Wildflowers are in brilliant bloom in the mountains — bolstered by the monsoon.

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Mountain wildflowers are blooming already in Catalina Mountains

Mountain wildflowers are blooming already in Catalina Mountains

Mountain wildflowers are usually associated with the days of summer high in the Catalina Mountains, but some are bursting into bloom now at  8,000 feet in the range north of Tucson.

May 10, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Brittlebush in brilliant bloom around Tucson

Brittlebush in brilliant bloom around Tucson

Brittlebush wildflowers are on a blooming binge across the Tucson area — bolstered by drenching rains at the beginning of March.

March 12, 2014 12:00 am Video Photos

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