The Desert Museum is retiring two arthritic cougars. According to a Desert Museum spokesman,” Madeline Stover was an excellent docent and and Stanley Melrose ran the ice cream concession for 26-years.” Meanwhile two retiring mountain lions will be relocated and released in the wilds of …
These two mountain lions came to the Desert Museum in 1999 as orphans. At about 13 years of age, they have become arthritic and have difficulty negotiating steep slopes in the regular mountain lion exhibit.
Two aging, arthritic mountain lions have been retired from exhibit at the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum - and a mountain lion cub will go on exhibit in their place today.
An Arizona madrone tree along the Bug Spring Trail in the Catalinas, from the book "Mountain Trees of Southern Arizona" by Tucsonan Frank Rose. The tree can live for 200 to 250 years.
Many of us head for mountain forests as summer heat comes on - and a new book by a Tucson author could enrich your experience in the cool, green woods.
The prickly pear cactus is known for its bright yellow flowers, and they're just starting to bloom in the deserts around Tucson. Saguaro National Park and the lower Catalina Mountains are good places to see them.
The hedgehog cactus puts out a pink-purple floral display.
It could be shaping up as a banner year for cactus blooms.
Simon Planting of the John Jorgenson Quintet performs at the debut of the Oasis Project, a program to blend arts with the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum's conservation mission.
Jorgenson, on guitar, is noted for his gypsy jazz style of music. The show kicked off a performing and visual arts collaboration with the Desert Museum. The next show, featuring Beth Nielsen Chapman, is Nov. 15-16.
The John Jorgenson Quintet performed last Friday at the Warden Oasis Theater at the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum, 2021 N. Kinney Road.
John Jorgenson keeps the sound going, watching as violinist Jason Anick plays a solo. Go to oasisproject.desertmuseum.org for more about the program.
Gabriella De Brequet as Anne and David Zinke as Anne's father in "The Diary of Anne Frank" at Pima Community College.
"Diary of Anne Frank" opens at Pima tonight
has written several books, teaches writing workshops and lives in Oro Valley
Now that I've experienced snakes, scorpions and the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum, I consider myself an old-time resident of Tucson.
Patches of Mexican poppies are popping up along the Sutherland Trail in Catalina State Park north of Tucson, courtesy of late rains.