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  • How a tiny owl changed Tucson

    The cactus ferruginous pygmy owl has been removed from the endangered species list, but Tucson area leaders say they plan to continue the desert conservation efforts put in place to help the very rare bird

  • Alien grasses are finding new homes in Arizona

    The writer speaks up for alien grasses that spread fire through the desert

  • The allure of the gnarled

    It took a while, but the writer eventually came to see the strange, harsh beauty of the gnarled old pinon and juniper trees in Canyon Country

  • Trees can be just another sacred cow

    Only God can make a tree, but anyone can ruin a prairie.

  • Death Valley wakes up with a bang

    The writer drives from Oregon to Death Valley to experience its once-in-a-lifetime wildflower bonanza

  • A thin, dry border between heaven and hell

    In his anthology, God’s Country or Devil’s Playground, editor Barney Nelson gathers together an eclectic mix of the best nature writing from the Big Bend of Texas

  • Hidden Waters resurfaces

    Charles Bowden’s book, Killing the Hidden Waters, which explores the Sonoran Desert world of the Papago Indians, has been re-released after 25 years

  • Playing God in desert potholes

    The writer plays God to a desert pothole filled suddenly with tadpoles

  • Getting under the desert’s skin: Biologist Jayne Belnap

  • The oldest living thing is a quiet survivor

    Shielded in anonymity, the "King Clone," a creosote bush identified as the "oldest living thing on Earth," can be found on a dirt road south of Barstow, Calif., where it continues to keep a low profile about the many benefits of its properties.

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