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Sep 27
Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum's annual sale includes regional and desert-adapted trees, shrubs, perennials, vines, and succule...more
Sep 27
Friends of Kartchner Caverns SP will host the inaugural 5K Trail Run among the majestic San Pedro River Valley and mountain r...more
Sep 27
The Bureau of Land Management-Safford Field Office, in partnership with Arizona State Parks, will host a National Public Land...more
Sep 28
Everyone Runs "Split Enz" Catalina State Parkfeatures a 5- and a 10-mile trail race and a 4-mile road run and walk....more
Oct 4
Join terrain mud runs and get dirty where westerns were filmed at the 3 or 5+ mile obstacle course race.  Party at the f...more
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Plants & Animals

Our Living Desert

Visitors expecting to see desolate wastelands full of sand dunes are often surprised to find our desert lush and teeming with life. Everywhere you look you'll see an amazing variety of plants and animals specially adapted to our very unique habitat. And that's just on the desert floor. A short drive up nearby Mt. Lemmon takes you through seven different eco-systems from a desert environment to Ponderosa Pine forests typical of Canada. In the spring, the desert becomes a spectacular carpet of color from flourishing wildflowers and blooming cactus.
 

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Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum

Address: 2021 N. Kinney Rd., Tucson, AZ 85743
Contact: Gina Compitello-Moore
Title: Marketing Specialist
Phone: 520-883-1380
Fax: 520-883-2500

Essence of Tranquility

Address: 6074 S. Lebanon Loop, Safford, AZ 85546
Phone: (520) 428-9312
Toll-Free: (877) 895-6810

Pinau Merlin—reconnecting to nature

Address: ,
Contact: Pinau Merlin
Phone: (520) 546-9409

Tohono Chul

Address: 7366 N. Paseo del Norte, Tucson, AZ 85704
Contact: Marcia Ring
Title: Director of Marketing and Communications
Phone: 520-742-6455
Fax: 520-797-1213

Tohono Chul

Address: 7366 N. Paseo del Norte, Tucson, AZ 85704
Contact: Marcia Ring
Title: Director of Marketing and Communications
Phone: 520-742-6455
Fax: 520-797-1213

Tucson Botanical Gardens

Address: 2150 N. Alvernon Way, Tucson, AZ 85712
Contact: Michelle Conklin
Title: Executive Director
Phone: 520-326-9686
Fax: 520-324-0166