2020 Events and projects
Our 2020 projects and events will center around Monarch and milkweed monitoring, restoration work on the Thicket Patch, native plant seed collection in the Coronado National Forest and Thicket Patch, and public outreach to inform our community about the importance of native plants, pollinators and limiting pesticide use.
Along with hosting exhibit booths and giving presentations at nature festivals and other community events, our public outreach includes supporting and contributing to long-term databases used for research, including annual bird and butterfly counts, as well as native plant distribution. The database we use most for identifying native plants is Southwestern Environmental Information Network (SEINet). The plant specimens we collect (one shown to the right) are curated at the University of Arizona Herbarium, scanned and uploaded to the SEINet database for inclusion in their range maps, photographs and other data.
This database can be accessed at http://swbiodiversity.org/seinet/index.php
A scanned piece of Pineland Figwort (Scrophularia parviflora) from the high elevation coniferous forests of the Huachuca Mountains.
This plant specimen was submitted to the University of Arizona's Herbarium to be curated (mounted, catalogued and stored) in their permanent collection.