Why Doesn't AZ Observe Daylight-Saving Time?

Why Doesn’t AZ Observe Daylight-Saving Time?

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Feels great to be back on Standard Time, doesn’t it? Oh wait – here in Arizona, we never left! While the rest of the nation time travelled last weekend to an hour in the past, Arizonans stayed the course, avoiding the kerfuffle of “falling back” only to “spring forward” six months later. This past Daylight Savings Time weekend marks the …

Ghost Towns of the Sonoran Desert

Ghost Towns of the Sonoran Desert

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Happy Halloween! October is the time for haunted houses and dressing up like ghouls and monsters. In Southern Arizona, it’s also the perfect time to visit some of our colorful history – ghost towns! Ghost towns exist across the country, but many are clustered in the Southwest where mining booms gave rise to short-lived frontier towns, many tucked along forgotten …

Harvest Season in the Desert

Harvest Season in the Desert

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Here in the desert things are a little different. If you ask anyone who grows fruits and vegetables in our dramatic climate, you’ll learn that gardening here takes some specialized know-how. Most common gardening advice isn’t made with the desert in mind and little of it can be directly applied to desert growing. It takes some well-considered planning, as well …

Secrets of the Sonoran Desert

Secrets of the Sonoran Desert

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If you live in the Sonoran Desert, you know it’s full of surprises. From the desert’s colorful history to its astounding ecosystem, there’s a lifetime of exploration to be done. Tucked between Phoenix and Tucson lies an amazing experiment in ecosystem development and sustainability. Housed in a palace of greenhouses and futuristic architecture Biosphere 2 rests in the little town …

Surviving in the Sonoran Desert

Surviving in the Sonoran Desert

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Any desert dweller will tell you: our landscape is one of awe-inspiring beauty, but the desert extremes can also be astoundingly cruel. The Sonoran Desert has the dubious honor of being home to the United States’ hottest place and covers some of the most arid land in the United States. Add to the heat and lack of water severe drops …

3 of Ways to Celebrate the Autumnal Equinox

3 Ways to Celebrate the Autumnal Equinox

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September brings the changing of the seasons. In the desert, summer’s heat finally begins to dissipate as mild autumn weather reawakens the outdoors. What truly marks the arrival of fall is the autumnal equinox, one of two days each year that is comprised of equal parts day and night. While spring’s equinox signals winter’s retreat where plants begin to bloom, …

Desert Gardening Tips for August

Desert Gardening Tips for August

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August’s long days and extreme heat can make it a challenging time to maintain a desert garden. Even if you are planting with native plants, each summer season requires observation and adaptability to encourage your garden to thrive and to protect it from threatening conditions. August is the heart of the low desert summer. Daytime temperatures regularly hover over 100°F, …

Myths about Arizona's Summer Heat

Myths about Arizona’s Summer Heat

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In the thick of summer, Arizona’s reputation for extreme desert heat creates an entire mythology of temperature lore. With temperatures regularly soaring above 100℉ it can get a little hazy separating the burning truths from a mirage of tall tales. Here’s some surprising information about our summer heat. While Arizona is home to the United State’s hottest place, it isn’t …