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
- 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.
- ASK CARIANNE – Mistletoe management in desert trees is controversial for homeowners.I work with HOAs and residential clients regularly, and this is one of the most common questions I get! My clients are often shocked when my advice is that they should consider doing nothing! Let me explain…
- ASK CARIANNE -Native penstemons re-seed themselves in landscapes, can I control where they grow?I heard that our native penstemons re-seed themselves in landscapes, but I want to have a little more control over where they grow. What should I do?
- Plant Profile: Desert IronwoodDesert ironwoods are thorny, long lived, slow-growing native trees that nurture a wide range of plants and animals in the Sonoran Desert.
- Summer Happenings Newsletter is now OnlineChapter and statewide news for all members.