Making Your Home Desert Friendly

Making Your Home Desert Friendly

CC Sunscreen cool tips, Desert, Home Improvement, Sonoran Desert

Living in the Sonoran Desert is a unique experience. Only other desert dwellers can understand the extreme heat and extreme beauty of sweeping landscapes, and mountains always looming in view. If you are considering building a new home in the desert or just want to upgrade yours to make it more desert friendly there are some things to consider. Number …

Window Desert Gardening Tips

Window Desert Gardening Tips

CC Sunscreen cool tips, Desert, Tips & Tricks, Windows

Desert gardening can be a challenge! Our climate and hot sun can sabotage early plans for a lush showing of flowers or a hearty and giving vegetable garden. Many of us don’t have the space, however, a good solution for the home gardener who wants a little green in their life is to start a window garden. This is simply …

Native Plants that Attract Birds

Native Plants that Attract Birds

CC Sunscreens Animals & Insects, cool tips, Desert, Environment, Nature, Plant Life, Tips & Tricks

If you have CC Sunscreens on your Arizona home, you know what it feels like to live in comfort even when summer temperatures turn up the heat. Finding stylish and cooling shade isn’t just a human desire, our desert fauna has adapted itself to find nature’s sunscreens…and you can help. Planting trees, shrubs, cacti and flowers that wildlife like birds …

Three Short Trips in the Sonoran Desert

Three Short Trips in the Sonoran Desert

CC Sunscreens All About Arizona, Desert, Nature, Research, Tips & Tricks, Travel

The Sonoran Desert is an arid region covering approximately 100,000 square miles in southwestern Arizona and southeastern California, as well as most of Baja California and the western half of the state of Sonora, Mexico. Warm winters attract tourists to Sonora Desert resorts in Palm Springs, California, Tucson, and Phoenix, Arizona. It’s the hottest desert in Mexico and the second …

Water Conservation Tips for Desert Living

Water Conservation Tips for Desert Living

CC Sunscreens Climate, Desert, Environment, Nature

  Nothing reminds you about the importance of water like experiencing summer in the desert! Now that summer heat has descended upon Phoenix, the hot, dry air can seem relentless. It is a good way to keep in mind why water is the desert’s most precious resource. We all need water to live, but it’s important to realize that the …

Critters of the Sonoran Desert

Critters of the Sonoran Desert

CC Sunscreens All About Arizona, Animals & Insects, Desert, Fun Facts, Nature, Research, Sonoran Desert

Sometimes the desert in Arizona gets so hot you have to wonder how other animals get by without the benefit of cooling sunshades. Yet, for centuries Sonoran wildlife has developed and adapted to the extremes of desert temperatures. Part of their strategy is similar to ours – get in the shade for a simple, natural cool. Other fauna is crepuscular …

How Does Climate Change Affect the Sonoran Desert?

How Does Climate Change Affect the Sonoran Desert?

CC Sunscreens All About Arizona, Animals & Insects, Desert, Nature, News, Research, Science

Here in the Sonoran Desert, we’re used to extremes of hot and dry weather. Sometimes, this can make the reality of climate change seem abstract and hard to see, but rising global temperatures are setting into motion a cascade of drastic changes to ecosystems and weather patterns. From the severe polar vortex winter storms striking the Midwest to the widespread …

Weekend Trip: Salvation Mountain

Weekend Trip: Salvation Mountain

CC Sunscreens Desert, Family & Fun, Nature, Travel

Spring is a great time to hit the road and take a weekend trip. With hundreds of great spots to explore just a short drive from Phoenix, a road trip is just the thing for finding a new adventure. Before the summer starts heating up, it’s also a good time to get out to some off-the-beaten path locations like the …