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Jul 24
The Tucson Botanical Gardens hosts an evening of glorious visuals at twilight every Thursday, June through August 28th.  ...more
Jul 26
The Sonoran Desert Mountain Bicyclists hosts a girls mountain bike-ride on the last Saturday of the month. Contact club in ad...more
Jul 26
A cool summer 5K run through the shady Green Valley Pecan Farm orchards, preparing runners for the Pecan Classic in November ...more
Jul 28
Watch Mother Nature's summer fireworks show at Kitt Peak National Observatory. Travel far away from the city lights to view a...more
Jul 30
Self-guided and guided tours, exhibits, and presentations about Southern Arizona birds and butterflies at annual conference i...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
Title: Marketing Assistant
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