Southern Arizona Nature Almanac

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Southern Arizona is a not only a world-class travel destination, it's also a region with so many natural attractions that even its residents never run out of places to explore. The Southern Arizona Nature Almanac reveals the incredible diversity of the desert Southwest by highlighting its most compelling features and natural phenomena for each month of the year: blooming plants, wildlife activity, places to visit, weather, and prominent constellations. From migratory birds to snakes to insects, the almanac will show you what to expect in the sky or under your feet, no matter what season you venture out.

In addition to original illustrations by Jonathan Hanson, the guide includes photos and weather charts. Handy appendixes include lists of birds, mammals, reptiles, butterflies, and a desert plants "blooming calendar." Accessible to the fledgling naturalist and detailed enough for the natural scientist, the Southern Arizona Nature Almanac is a definitive resource guide to the natural wonders of this fascinating land.
"A detailed, definitive guide to the natural phenomena of Southern Arizona . . . a valuable reference tool for both casual and detailed scientific inquiry."—Desert Leaf

"The Hansons analyze, categorize, and bring to life every month of the year."—Tucson Citizen

"An abundance of information in short and sprightly bites, adding up to a definitive guide. . . . In all, it's quite an impressive achievement and well worth the investment."—Santa Cruz Valley Sun

"A reference guide both scientifically accurate and immediately understandable to naturalists of all abilities. . . . Peppered with illustrated anecdotes of desert fauna, black-and-white photographs, personal reflections and helpful tables (from monthly weather reports to safety tips on lightning and Africanized bees), theirs is a welcome addition to all bookshelves and backpacks."—Tucson Weekly
Southern Arizona Nature Almanac
324 Pages 6 x 9 x 0.7 Published: 2003 Paperback (9780816523054)
Ebook (9780816533329)

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