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Tucson and Southern Arizona: Places to Visit

Posted by admin on September 4, 2012
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Places of Interest….

Tucson..

Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum
Flandrau Science Center and Planetarium
International Wildlife Museum
Old Tucson Studios
Pima Air and Space Museum
Reid Park Zoo
Tucson Botanical Gardens
Saguaro National Park

Around Tucson….

Bisbee
Biosphere 2

Colossal Cave Mountain Park
Chiricahua National Monument.
Fort Huachuca
Kartchner Caverns State Park
Kitt Peak National Observatory
Mission San Xavier del Bac
Tombstone

Sierra Vista
Sonoita

Sonoita Creek Preserve

 Arizona State Parks

Arizona State Parks Website
Arizona Recreational and Cultural Sites Map

Navajo Code Talkers

Posted by admin on April 19, 2012
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This is the story of a group of young Navajo men who answered the call of duty, not just for their nation, but for their country, the  USA . They performed a unique service to their country. Their unbreakable code saved thousands of lives and helped end World War 2. They served with distinction in every major engagement of the Pacific war from 1942-1945, and their code was never broken. They were a  pivotal role in saving countless lives and hastening the end of World War 2

Find out more about these remarkable warriors and patriots at

http://www.navajocodetalkers.org/

Desert Creatures: The Coyote

Posted by admin on April 4, 2012
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The Coyote has earned its place as one of the most adaptable animals in the world. They are now found in a wide variety of habitats, including urban areas.

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Desert Creatures: The Roadrunner

Posted by admin on April 4, 2012
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It has been caricatured in Warner Bros cartoons as a mad senseless runner speeding along roads, but this does not do it any justice at all……

 

This amazing bird prefers to run rather than fly! It is a member of the Cuckoo Family (Cuculidae). It is a survivor, and a successful predator in desert conditions, where food is often scarce! Sure it is fast, but not as fast as illustrated in the cartoons.

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Desert Creatures: The Packrat

Posted by admin on April 4, 2012
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The entrance to its nest is an interwoven array of sticks, cactus spines and a bewildering assortment of garbage it has picked up in its home construction activities…..

There are 22 species of Packrats, or Woodrats. The species shown here is Neotoma lepida , or the desert Woodrat, taken in the Sonoran National Park (East).

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Desert Creatures: The Antelope Jackrabbit

Posted by admin on April 4, 2012
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Amazing creatures : The Antelope Jackrabbit

The amazing Antelope Jackrabbit is well adapted to survive in the Sonoran Desert, where temperatures regularly exceed 42 degrees Centigrade….

These images were taken on Thursday, August 7th, 2003. They show just how the Antelope Jackrabbit is able to blend in with its surroundings, in the Sonoran desert. The jackrabbit has chosen a shady resting place with the surrounding temperature exceeding 42 C.

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