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Celebrating Autumn Blooms in the Sonoran Desert

CC Sunscreen All About Arizona, Nature

If you are new to the beautiful and lush environment of the Sonoran Desert, then it’s common to mistake it for having only two seasons: winter and summer. We all know the Summer can be unbearably hot while the Winter can be mostly clear, ranging from cool to warm; with occasional cold rains coming from the northwest. However, the longer …

Tips for a Safe Outdoor Holiday Celebration on Your Patio!

Tips for a Safe Outdoor Holiday Celebration on Your Patio!

CC Sunscreens Family & Fun, Nature, Tips & Tricks

This year, the holidays are looking a little different. To protect those we care most about amidst surging coronavirus cases we need to make sure we are celebrating the holidays with safety in mind. Following public health recommendations for social distancing, travel and safe ways to gather can make the holidays memorable without harming your family, friends and community. Keep …

7 Great Weekend Trips

7 Great Weekend Trips

CC Sunscreens All About Arizona, cool tips, Family & Fun, Nature, Travel

While for most of the country, winter is an excuse to hibernate, those of us lucky enough to live in Arizona have access to stunning nature and culture all season long. The rich natural wonder of our state and the warm desert climate make winter weekend trips a must! Here are some of our picks for the best spots to …

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 …