Environment/Nature

Opossums in Arizona?

Opossums are common in the eastern US but are rare in the west. Strangely enough, the so-called Virginia opossum (Didelphis…

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Attack of the Phainopepla

The Phainopepla (Phainopepla nitens) is a pretty bird, but around my house one has been pretty messy. For several weeks,…


An Arizona Christmas Cactus

The name “Christmas cactus” is most often associated with a house plant native to Brazil, Schlumbergera, which has a stem…




We Want Our Land Back

The land of the free and home of the brave no longer exists. It seems like every time you pick…