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HERE: Ahwatukee Rec Center activities Nov. 11
Explore a spooky bat cave, make an animal mask, see live wildlife, encounter costumed characters and trick-or-treat at this annual fall event.
PHOENIX — Citing everything from grazing to insects, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service on Monday granted endangered species protection to two cacti found in Arizona.
The Acuña cactus is one of two that has received endangered species protection. [Jim Rorabaugh/U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service]
Boulder City, Nev. -- It’s easy to trade the wild ways of Las Vegas for the wilds of the nearby Colorado River: All it takes is a call to a boating outfitter and a federally-approved form of ID.
Meet live animals from around the world while getting a lesson in wildlife rescue and conservation. Children ages 2-12 must be accompanied by an adult.
Arizona’s fall hunting seasons are right around the corner and hunters are busy making plans.
You don’t have to travel far to climb aboard a steamboat cruise.
Every third Thursday, Audubon Arizona presents "Birds & Beer" -- a punchy, after-work lecture series where adults can learn a thing or two about nature and wildlife while enjoying a cold brew.
The Arizona Game and Fish Commission is soliciting nominations for the 2013 annual Commission Awards, recognizing individuals, organizations, foundations or government agencies who have contributed significantly to the conservation of the state’s wildlife, its outdoor heritage, and the mission of the Arizona Game and Fish Department.
When you look into the future what do you see? What vision do we hold for this friendly community called Ahwatukee? Thirty years ago there was nothing this side of South Mountain except big farms and ranches fed by snaking irrigation canals. Look at us now!
Editor’s note: This is part five of a continuing summer series on the proposed South Mountain Loop 202 Freeway.
A country once identified largely by its strict division of black and white, South Africa has now been a democracy for almost 20 years, and is home to some 50 million people who proudly lay claim to their diversity of ethnicity, culture and 11 official languages. Thus, dubbed “the Rainbow Nation” by Archbishop Desmond Tutu, this incredible country has also been declared one of the 17 mega-diverse destinations in the world by Conservation International.
Active members of Protecting Arizona’s Resources and Children (PARC) in our Village of Ahwatukee and outlying residential areas aim to stop the South Mountain Freeway from being built on Pecos Road. Preventing the destruction of our community and South Mountain is the main goal of PARC, a 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization.
It’s no secret that Arizona offers some of the best and most luxurious AAA Four and Five Diamond resorts in the country. However, many travelers don’t realize that many of these properties also feature kid camps that aim to please even the pickiest pint-sized traveler. This provides mom and dad with a guilt-free way to indulge in some much-needed couple time, while allowing kids to make friends and create memories of their own.
With a reputation for being innovative and versatile, Dante Ariola made a name for himself directing commercials for the likes of Coca Cola, Nike and Lexus. What began as a substantial career in graphic design morphed into a myriad of film work, including music videos for bands like Cake and Cypress Hill, and a documentary short about wildlife conservationist Dr. Alan Rabinowitz, entitled “Man & Beast.”
Spring is in the air and the desert is entering its cycle of new life. However, for the Ahwatukee community, that could mean more than seasonal allergies.
Desert Rivers Audubon, which hosts monthly nature programs for families in Gilbert and Chandler, will give outdoors enthusiasts a primer on using smart phones to connect with nature.
Mary Rose is raising money for bird conservation efforts, and she’s headed out on the open waters to do so. Rose will be rowing thousands of miles across the Pacific Ocean next summer in the hope that she can be of help to the animal that she admires.
Jozef Bagby, 14, of Ahwatukee recently received his Eagle Scout Award in a court of honor ceremony on March 16 at Esperanza Lutheran Church. Bagby began his scouting career as a Cub Scout Webelos in 2007. He earned his Arrow of Light before bridging into Boy Scout Troop 124, and eventually transferred to Troop 14 after moving to Ahwatukee.
This month, every single resident in Ahwatukee Foothills and beyond (this means you!) is being asked to do one simple thing — give.
William Austin Gray has enjoyed participating in scouting since he became a Cub Scout in the second grade. He is an active member of Boy Scout Troop 697 in Tempe.
Amil Pedro 67, tells tales of ancient Pima and Maricopa legends based on desert wildlife. Sheraton Wild Horse Pass Resort & Spa storytellers typically tell stories with a moral lesson, as well as personal stories about their experiences growing up on the surrounding Tribal lands. Jan 6, 2012. Darryl Webb/AFN
The Sierra Club has listed the Loop 202 Freeway extension as one of the worst transportation projects in the U.S. in 2012.
With cacti and strip malls obstructing the views at times, visitors could easily write Phoenix off as a place where water and culture are scarce. But this metropolis — which includes upscale Scottsdale and college town Tempe — is a nature lover’s oasis with pristine peaks and the vast Sonoran desert.