Thank You to “A Mountain” Supporters
The goal of raising $18,000 to fund the essential suppression spraying of buffelgrass has been met. AND, spraying has begun. The 50 acre summit was treated while the invasive was newly sprouted and green, which is the best way strategy to eliminate it. Additional funds over the goal will enable the target area to be enlarged. Thank you to all the contributors in the Tucson area and beyond for your generous response!
We want to help you select local plants that thrive in our natural habitat but are also both beautiful and economical. This will result in plants that are easier to care for and better support our local ecosystem. Our Grow Native initiative is here to help show you the way!
News and Blog Posts
- Announcing Plant Press Arizona!The Society’s bi-annual publication has a new name! Introducing, Plant Press Arizona.
- ASK CARIANNE – Can I plant Hibiscus flowers in my desert garden?I was just vacationing in Hawaii, and the hibiscus flowers everywhere were really enchanting. Can I plant them in my desert garden?
- Southwest Garden Calendar for AugustGarden tasks for southwest gardens in August.
- People and Native Plants: A Journey Through TimeThe Native Plant Society of New Mexico State Conference is coming soon, Aug 20-22, 2021.
- The Bufflegrass Battle is front page news, July 18, 2020Yes, “Taking Down Bufflegrass” was front page news on Sunday, July 18, in the Arizona Daily Star. Efforts by AZNPS members and others are detailed. Total victory might be out of reach, but Tucson’s war on weeds isn’t a hopeless quagmire. Experts say buffelgrass and other invasive plants can be brought under control with effort, patience and proper care.
- Rachel Burke presents: “Mapping nectarivorous bat habitat from the nectary up”Rachel Burke explores the implications for Agave conservation in the southwestern U.S. by mapping nectarivorous bat habitat from the nectary up. A presentation from the Flagstaff chapter in July 2021.
- Dr. Michael Crimmins discussing drought and climate change in ArizonaNationally renowned climate scientist Michael Crimmins from the University of Arizona discusses short- and long-term drought and the future prospects for drought in Arizona.
- Cochise Chapter: Kartchner CavernsKartchner Caverns Park Naturalist Dylan Dorey tells the story of the caverns before they were a state park, the process of becoming a state park, and the interesting ongoing activities.