wildlife

Fort Huachuca via AP

A second wild jaguar may have been spotted in the United States.

A photo taken Dec. 1 in a southern Arizona mountain range appears to show a new wild jaguar — an animal rarely seen in the country after its habitat was lost.

www.swmonarchs.org

A Chandler-based organization has received a grant for efforts to help conservation efforts for monarch butterflies.

USBR

An experimental release of water begins today at Glen Canyon Dam. The artificial flood will rebuild sandbars and improve wildlife habitat on the Colorado River.


U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

More than 170 different kinds of bees are pollinating plants in Arizona’s high elevation forests. Flagstaff ecologist Lindsie McCabe wants to know what will happen to them as global temperatures warm. She’s conducting experiments with bees on the San Francisco Peaks, simulating the impact of climate change on native pollinators.


Earth Notes: The Tarantula Hawk Wasp

Oct 26, 2016
Dyer Lytle

On Halloween, all you ghosts and goblins will want to beware of the beautiful but deceiving  lady, the tarantula hawk wasp. She’s dressed up in shining blue-black with gossamer orange wings, her antennae elegantly curled.


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