2019 Events and projects
Our 2019 projects and events will center around restoration work on the Thicket Patch, native plant seed collection in the Coronado National Forest and Fort Huachuca Army Base, and public outreach to inform our community about the importance of native plants and pollinators.
Karen and Mirna Manteca, Sky Island Alliance's Mexico Conservation Manager, discussing future collaborating projects. The Thicket Patch is about 3.5 miles north of Mexico -- we share the same pollinators.
The Thicket Patch covered in snow. We're hoping this wet winter will bring on the wildflowers!
Karen and volunteer Ken installing the Davis Weather station, which transmits data to NOAA, National Weather Station and Wunderground.
Winter is our time to process seeds. Volunteers collected seeds from over 70 species of plants in 2018. Native plant seeds are given to Borderlands Restoration's seed bank for local vegetation projects and annual flowering plant seeds are handed out to the public at events to expand the nectar corridor.