Memories of Agua Caliente Park in Pima County

Stuck out of the way near the foot of the Rincon and Catalina Mountains in the northeastern corner of Tucson Arizona, is Agua Caliente Park. Here sits a hundred acres of parkland with groves of trees, ponds and open grasslands, next to a desert wash, providing a rich habitat for man and beast to enjoy. … Read more

Memories of Havasu NWR

Along the Colorado River between Lake Havasu City and Bullhead City Arizona is Havasu National Wildlife Refuge. My visits to this refuge have been at the northern section, between Interstate 40 and Bullhead City. Leaving Interstate 40 east of the Colorado River, is the Oatman Highway. I often start my tour of the riverside marshes … Read more

Memories of Bill Williams River NWR

Thirty miles east of Kingman Arizona, in the high country south of I-40, where the Big Sandy River and the Santa Maria River join, the Bill Williams River begins its 46 mile journey to the Colorado River at Lake Havasu. Rain in Arizona comes fast and hard when it comes, and then there are long … Read more

Memories of the Rio Grande Nature Center

Albuquerque is the largest population center in New Mexico. This town rests in the Rio Grande River Valley, a stream whose headwaters are in the highlands of central Colorado on the eastern slopes of Canby Mountain on the Continental Divide. Between 1900 and 1973, 22 dams have been constructed along the Rio Grande. Most of … Read more

Memories of Mission Trails Regional Park

I’ve only visited Mission Trails Regional Park a few times, but enjoyed each one of my stays. My introduction was in the spring of 2009, when the San Diego Natural History Museum organized a BioBlitz at the park. It was only the second time the museum put a BioBlitz together. In 2008, the first BioBlitz … Read more

Memories of Santee Lakes

Water treatment facilities can be environmentally beneficial and often provide great habitat for wildlife, especially waterfowl and other water-loving species. Santee Lakes is a prime example and one of the better locations in San Diego County to find interesting birds. Two million gallons of partially treated sewage enter the facility and progress through a series … Read more