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657 W. St. Marys Suite D
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Aug 22, 2019
‘I love ’em to death’: Kennewick woman gives home to hundreds of neglected tortoises - The Seattle Times
Meyer bought her first tortoise, a Greek Ibera, from a reptile show in Tucson, Arizona, more than 20 years ago. The breeder gave her some advice on care and diet, and Meyer took her new pet home. The tortoise was dead 13 years later — decades short of its typical life span.
“That’s what started me on this quest to learn something,” Meyer said.
Meyer started ordering books on tortoise care, reading research papers and reaching out to other animal experts. She quickly learned a lot: Males and females should not share pens. Make sure not to hang lights at an angle, otherwise the light bounces off the wall and glares into the tortoise’s eyes. Never use glass tanks — the slippery surfaces cause deformations in how the animals’ feet develop. And diversify their diet.
She also continued adopting tortoises as pets and eventually tried breeding and selling them at reptile shows.
“What I found there was a mass money grab,” she said.
Other breeders at the shows weren’t looking to make sure these animals had safe homes, Meyer realized. They just wanted to sell the new hatchlings as quickly as possible.
In an attempt to educate the public, Meyer quickly became the go-to person at reptile shows for knowledge on tortoise care. Some people even began bringing their sick tortoises to her, asking for help or hoping she’d take the animal off their hands.
She cautiously agreed to bring some home, but word spread fast.
Her inbox became flooded with questions, and she did her best to respond to each one. She built a website filled with information, created brochures and, in 2014, started her nonprofit. Soon, her backyard was filled with tortoises.
Reptile experts agree that most people have no idea how much effort goes into caring for tortoises.
Alyssa Borek, a lead zookeeper who specializes in reptiles and amphibians at Seattle’s Woodland Park Zoo, said that because tortoises aren’t native to Washington, she thinks there’s a big problem with wildly traded animals that are often brought to the United States illegally.
“There’s a lot of people that either import animals or just try to sell them without looking at the facilities people have,” Borek said. “If someone wanted to purchase something, there would usually be no vetting.”
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Meyer said more people are starting to realize the required care is too demanding and her intake numbers have skyrocketed. She rescued eight tortoises in 2017 and four in 2018. This year, she’s already taken in 15.
“Busy is an understatement,” said Meyer, who works full time in the communications department of Washington ... Apr 6, 2018
Endangered Species Protection Sought for Rare Arizona Wildflower
For Immediate Release, April 2, 2018Endangered Species Protection Sought for Rare Arizona WildflowerTUCSON, Ariz.— The Center for Biological Diversity and Maricopa Audubon Society filed a petition today with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service seeking Endangered Species Act protection for Arizona eryngo, a critically imperiled wetland plant from southern Arizona. There are only three confirmed surviving populations of the flower, which is at risk of extinction in the United States and Mexico because of groundwater overuse and climate change. The two U.S. populations are found in the San Pedro Riparian National Conservation Area and at the La Cebadilla wetland in Pima County. “Arizona eryngo and other irreplaceable parts of our natural heritage will be lost if excessive local groundwater pumping isn’t controlled, so we urge the Fish and Wildlife Service to immediately protect this imperiled flower,” said Robin Silver, a Center cofounder and board member. The rare flower grows only in a specific type of permanently wet spring habitat called a cienega. Cienegas are a specia... (Center for Biological Diversity )Jun 16, 2017
Garden Sage: Bolting cauliflower; witches' broom; blossom end rot
Forest Health Program Coordinator for the Arizona Department of Forestry and Fire Management. Questions, photos and videos may be emailed to email@example.com... (Arizona Daily Star)Feb 9, 2017
Chocolates and flowers? You can do better than that
Vines souvenir glass, six tasting tickets and chocolate, served up by calendar-worthy firefighters and law enforcement officers. Proceeds benefit Tucson firefighter charities.
Oooh, laaa Latin love: Tucson native Luis Coronel traded his boxing gloves for a mic when he was 16, and in the six years since, he’s become one of the hottest regional singers of Mexican romantic music. He has an impressive fan base on both sides of the Arizona-Mexico border, appealing to a cross-genre/cross-generation of fans. He goes on stage at 8 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 14, at the Rialto, 318 E. Congress St., 740-1000. Tickets are $46 to $205 through ticketfly.com
Dog’s day: A few years back, a Reuter’s poll found that one in five people prefer to spend Feb. 14 with their pet. If you are among the one in five, grab the leash and head for a dog park. The areas in the city parks are fenced off, designated for dogs, and a few even have separate areas for big and small dogs. We suspect that your four-legged Valentine will reward you with many licks and tail wags. Get the details on dog parks at tucsonaz.gov/parks/dog-parks.
Yoga party: Limber up, stretch those muscles and celebrate the time for lovers a few days early at Barefoot Studio’s Valentine’s Day partner yoga. Bring loose clothing and an empty stomach — food and wine pairings are part of the afternoon. It’s happening 2:30-4:30 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 12. The cost is $60 a couple. That includes the Zen state you’ll leave in, of course. Barefoot Studio is at 7352 N. Oracle Road, barefootstudiotucson.com, 797-2881. Namaste.
What a dump: Why not a romantic tour of the Los Reales Landfill? The City of Tucson’s Environmental & General Services Dept. has lined one up for V-Day. You’ll cruise through the landfill, learn how it handles 1,500 tons of solid waste a day, and then get the inside scoop on how the recycling is done. Wear long pants. And closed-toe shoes. The tour starts at 8:30 a.m. and the tour should be done by noon. It’s free but you’ll need reservations: 791-3175, Ext. 6.
International Quirkyalone Day: Ummmm, come again? Yes, you read correctly — International Quirkyalone Day. Yeah, we only just heard about it, too, but it’s actually 14 years old and not anti-V day so much as an alternative to the commercialized buildup that is Valentine’s Day. According to its founder, Sasha Cagen, author of “Quirkyalone”: “It’s NOT a pity party for single people. It’s an alternative — a feel-good alternative to the marketing barrage of Valentine’s Day and an antidote to the silicone version of love presented in shows such as ‘The Bachelor.’ ” So, there you have it: It’s meant to be a DIY celebration of whatever you want. Go figure it out.
Arizona Statehood Day: Bag the hearts and schmaltzy cards. Instead, snap on a big ol’ belt buckle and plop a cowboy hat on your head to celebrate the day Arizona became a state, which is Feb. 14 for those of you who forgot what you learned in second grade. This calls for steak, two-stepping at The Maverick and birthday cake. Although truth be told, we think every occasion calls for birthday cake.
(Arizona Daily Star)Jan 19, 2017
So far, so good for Southern Arizona's wildflower prospects
The ways of wildflowers are never certain, but experts say deserts around Tucson could burst into beautiful bloom in late winter and spring — especially with a boost from additional rains.
Some areas “had a good soaker in late December and the ground is turning green with seedlings,” said Mark Dimmitt, a wildflower expert and retired director of natural history at the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum.
“Normally December is too late to start a good wildflower bloom, but it has happened if the winter was very warm,” Dimmitt said. “So far that’s been the case, so if it holds and we get another couple of good rains, we could have a good flowering of spring annuals. I think that most of the perennials have had enough rain to ensure a good bloom in the Tucson Mountains.”
Meg Quinn, author of “Wildflowers of the Desert Southwest,” predicted that the bloom could be “average or good in some areas.”
“I’ve seen a surprising number of annuals germinating on the Sweetwater Preserve trails on the east side of the Tucson Mountains,” Quinn said.
Others, including Er... (Arizona Daily Star)Nov 24, 2016
Try this trail with holiday visitors | Local news | tucson.com
Sonoran Desert but aren’t capable of a rigorous hike. One good option: the Desert Ecology Trail at Saguaro National Park east of Tucson.
The short, easy, surfaced, loop trail — accessible to wheelchair users and suitable for young children — winds for about a quarter-mile through A-list desert scenery with far-horizon views of the pine-topped Rincon Mountains.
Information panels along the route give a detailed overview of plant and animal life, and benches here and there invite rest and reflection.
DESERT ECOLOGY 101
The information panels offer an “on location” short course on the desert environment — allowing visitors to observe firsthand the sights they’re reading about on the panels. Some examples of text on the panels:
Apartment Living: This saguaro (sah-WAH-row) cactus in front of you is a high-rise home for many of our desert dwellers. Gila woodpeckers and gilded flickers carve apartments into saguaro cacti that can be 15 degrees cooler on a hot day. Once they move out, other tenants including owls, purple martins, and reptiles move in. Bats and doves pollinate flowers while feeding on the sweet nectar. The development of fruit marks the beginning o... (Arizona Daily Star)
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