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Oro Valley resident Audrey Felice took out her cellphone to capture this desert tortoise making its way through her back yard.
He had a story he wanted to tell – one of redemption, hope, and change. Now, after 37 years, Fernando Prol has published his first book called “Sugar and Dirt: Memoirs of a Tortoise.”
Fernando Prol recently published his first book called “Sugar and Dirt: Memoirs of a Tortoise”.
(Family Features) While there's no magic way to transform your appearance overnight, you can freshen up your look through your eyewear. If you've worn the same glasses for years, a simple frame change can revitalize your face and style - and even take years off of you.
With a media event on Aug.19, Saguaro National Park began spraying glyphosate, the active ingredient in Roundup, on buffelgrass in the Panther Peak area.
The Marana Farm Co-op has a number of goals. The main objective is sustainable agriculture and healthy eating, but everything from saving money to education is also behind what the Co-op tries to do.
Buffelgrass issues continue in Southern Arizona while volunteers break their backs digging out buffelgrass in Southern Arizona the U.S. Department of Agriculture is promoting a cold-resistant strain of the “noxious weed” that will spread it even further. While Saguaro National Park contemplates spraying herbicides on buffelgrass with helicopters, Texas calls Pennisetum ciliaris its “wonder grass.” The Buffelgrass Seed Company in Corpus Christi today sells six varieties of the weed with the slogan, “We help America grow.”
Residents at Clare Bridge Oro Valley, a senior living facility, were treated with a visit from the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum and some of its animals.
For the first time in more than a decade, bighorn sheep are living in the Santa Catalina Mountains.
Jesús García, an education specialist for the Arizona-Sonoran Desert Museum, shows Janet Wright a young desert tortoise during a “Meet your Neighbors” event at Clare Bridge Oro Valley.
Lois Hicok, a resident at Clare Bridge Oro Valley, takes a close look at a young desert tortoise last week.
It’s not every day you get to meet a living cinema legend. And it’s even rarer that said legend turns out, in a good way, to be the polar opposite of what you expected him or her to be. Case in point is Danny Trejo, the iconic bad-ass and tough-guy with well over two-hundred screen credits to his name, who in real-life is one of the nicest and most personable movie stars you could ever imagine.
Linda Frew and her family are looking for help locating their lost African Sulcata named Cleo.
I’m seriously beginning to wonder about a popular “news” website I visit on occasion and the information stream we are bombarded with every day. Recent headlines include: “Mating tortoises knock over lamp, burn down garage.” Mr. and Mrs. O’Leary, whose cow burned down Chicago, would have gotten a kick out of that one. “Man lands in court for laughing too loudly” - “How cats make decisions” - “Could you go a year without pants?”
During the past four years, Bernardo Serna has often driven to the main Gates Pass parking lot, then ridden his bike or hiked along a westside trail. The Pima Community College accounting student always carries his camera to record his frequent encounters with reptiles and amphibians in the Tucson Mountains.
The popular desert tortoise is one of many reptiles that can be photographed and submitted to herpcounts.org.
Daniel Mangione has been named executive pastry chef for The Ritz-Carlton, Dove Mountain, two-and-a-half years after providing acclaimed culinary leadership at the resort’s 2009 opening celebration.
The Arizona Game and Fish Department announced an overabundance of captive tortoises has has them looking for residents who are willing to adopt.
Late last month, Oro Valley resident Michael Fleishman took a photo of his 8-year-old daughter, Journey, with a young desert tortoise they saved from possibly being hit by a car on Northern Avenue, just north of Magee Road.