Peter Frederici http://knau.org en Earth Notes: Helping Mexican Wolves Get a Good Start http://knau.org/post/earth-notes-helping-mexican-wolves-get-good-start <p>Foster parents help a lot of kids from difficult backgrounds in getting a better start in life. Now they’re also helping a rare species that’s been struggling to gain a foothold in the Southwestern wilds.</p><p> Wed, 25 Jun 2014 17:20:04 +0000 Peter Frederici 49296 at http://knau.org Earth Notes: Helping Mexican Wolves Get a Good Start Earth Notes: Sedona Wetlands Preserve http://knau.org/post/earth-notes-sedona-wetlands-preserve <p>What happens to the water that runs down your kitchen or shower drain? If you live in Sedona, Ariz., the answer is that it helps migratory birds along their way.</p><p> Wed, 04 Jun 2014 15:51:31 +0000 Peter Frederici 48327 at http://knau.org Earth Notes: Sedona Wetlands Preserve Earth Notes: Sustainable Desert Harvest At Mesa Farm http://knau.org/post/earth-notes-sustainable-desert-harvest-mesa-farm <p>The gray shale badlands along the lower Fremont River in Utah are desolate - so much so that one group of would-be space travelers chose the area as a site for what they call the Mars Desert Research Station.</p><p> Wed, 04 Sep 2013 20:27:50 +0000 Peter Frederici 36610 at http://knau.org Earth Notes: Sustainable Desert Harvest At Mesa Farm Earth Notes: Summer’s Pugnacious Hummingbird http://knau.org/post/earth-notes-summer-s-pugnacious-hummingbird <p>Small can be beautiful, but for some of nature&rsquo;s most spectacular birds small can mean really tough, too. Witness the rufous hummingbird, which visits wildflower meadows and hummingbird feeders across the Colorado Plateau in late summer.</p><p>For a bird less than four inches in length, the rufous hummingbird pulls off an impressive migration each year. From their wintering grounds in southern Mexico, they fly north each spring to breeding territories in the Pacific Northwest, western Canada, and even as far north as Alaska.</p> Wed, 08 Aug 2012 11:00:00 +0000 Peter Frederici 18226 at http://knau.org Earth Notes: Summer’s Pugnacious Hummingbird Earth Notes: Honoring the Sun--Passive Solar Design http://knau.org/post/earth-notes-honoring-sun-passive-solar-design <p>Since time before memory people have used sunlight to make southwestern homes more livable. Many of the region&rsquo;s characteristic cliff dwellings were carefully sited in places that are shaded in summer, but sunny in winter. That allowed natural heating to reduce the need for warming fuels.</p> Wed, 14 Dec 2011 07:00:00 +0000 Peter Frederici 8824 at http://knau.org Earth Notes: Honoring the Sun--Passive Solar Design