Nature Lovers Corner Birding

As a family, cranes are one of the world’s most fascinating. Cranes are large, graceful and elegant wading birds with six-foot plus wingspans, long legs and necks. Their courtship dance displa… Read more

As a family of birds, owls are unique and fascinating. They are nocturnal predators with large night-vision eyes, stealth-silent wings and sharp beaks and talons. No wonder they have fostered … Read more

The contiguous 48 United States all have at least one of the three species of bluebirds, the Western, the Eastern or the Mountain, but very few have all three. One of those few states is Arizo… Read more

This year will mark the 121st consecutive year that the annual ‘Christmas’ Bird Count takes place. As you might imagine, the count has changed a lot in 121 years. Although the first count happ… Read more

Most, if not all of us, have had to make serious changes to our lives since COVID-19, like cancelling cruises or foreign travel or visits with out-of-state family. We miss our normal travel-he… Read more


Your SaddleBrooke and SaddleBrooke Ranch Master Gardeners are pleased to bring Locana De Souza, an Urban Wildlife Specialist with the Arizona Game and Fish Department for an online community e… Read more

The Master Gardener Training Course will once again be offered to SaddleBrooke and SaddleBrooke Ranch residents on Wednesdays from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. beginning Wednesday, October 6, 2021 throug… Read more

If you have walked the nature trail at SaddleBrooke Ranch in the past few months, you have likely seen a barren plot of land transform into a fenced collection of raised beds, a shaded area wi… Read more

April showers are an unlikely event in the coming month. The average April rainfall in Tucson is .17 inches and that won’t do much to help your garden grow. But there are many things you can d… Read more

Nature Lovers Corner Naturalists

One day, several years ago, I saw a very strange looking snake crawling across a trail. It was a kingsnake, but without the yellow and black ring patterns—in fact, it had no pattern, but had p… Read more

Over the years, I have met far too many SaddleBrooke residents that have lost their much loved pets to a predator. Even though a resident was in the yard with his dog and had the patio lights … Read more

I got many calls last summer and fall from residents wondering who or what was digging up their gardens and potted plants. The answer is skunks. Then they wanted to know if they could relocate… Read more