Nature Lovers Corner Birding

Many birders have a strong secondary interest in butterflies. This is understandable, considering that butterflies are found in the company of birds, are equally colorful and are often mistake… Read more

Summertime in SaddleBrooke is a secret we don’t share with snowbirds. Sure, we joke with them about the dry heat, tell them our summer monsoon should be renamed the summer ‘nonsoon’ and encour… Read more

Peppersauce Campground is closer to Oracle, Arizona than it is to Mt. Lemmon, yet it is one of six campgrounds listed as ‘on’ Mt. Lemmon. To get to the other five campgrounds, you take the Cat… Read more

As a family, cranes are one of the world’s most fascinating. Cranes are large, graceful and elegant wading birds with six-foot plus wingspans, long legs and necks. Their courtship dance displa… Read more

As a family of birds, owls are unique and fascinating. They are nocturnal predators with large night-vision eyes, stealth-silent wings and sharp beaks and talons. No wonder they have fostered … Read more

Gardening

The University of Arizona Cooperative Extension trains gardening enthusiasts of Pinal County as Master Gardener Volunteers who help their fellow citizens grow better gardens and more sustainab… Read more

Your SaddleBrooke/SaddleBrooke Ranch Master Gardeners are pleased to invite you to attend an online program presented by Jesús García, Director of the Kino Heritage Fruit Trees Project on Thur… Read more

The Master Gardener Training Course will once again be offered to SaddleBrooke and SaddleBrooke Ranch residents on Wednesdays from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. beginning Wednesday, October 6, through Wed… Read more

Your SaddleBrooke and SaddleBrooke Ranch Master Gardeners are pleased to bring Locana De Souza, an Urban Wildlife Specialist with the Arizona Game and Fish Department for an online community e… Read more

The Master Gardener Training Course will once again be offered to SaddleBrooke and SaddleBrooke Ranch residents on Wednesdays from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. beginning Wednesday, October 6, 2021 throug… Read more

Nature Lovers Corner Naturalists

One day, several years ago, I saw a very strange looking snake crawling across a trail. It was a kingsnake, but without the yellow and black ring patterns—in fact, it had no pattern, but had p… Read more

Over the years, I have met far too many SaddleBrooke residents that have lost their much loved pets to a predator. Even though a resident was in the yard with his dog and had the patio lights … Read more

I got many calls last summer and fall from residents wondering who or what was digging up their gardens and potted plants. The answer is skunks. Then they wanted to know if they could relocate… Read more