Ina Road Bridge: More Than Just a Bridge, It’s a Home!

All over our community, people are working to live in better harmony with wildlife. A great example is the bat habitat designed for the new Ina Road Bridge. You may have seen Desert Museum docents teaching about bats as they emerge from their summer roosts under other bridges, such as the one at Campbell and … More Ina Road Bridge: More Than Just a Bridge, It’s a Home!

4 Ways to Give The Sonoran Desert this Holiday Season

Membership Who wouldn’t love getting to spend 365 days a year with our precious prairie dogs or javelinas? That’s exactly what you could give someone this season when you gift them a membership to the Museum! From now until the December 31, when you buy a membership you’ll receive an awesome Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum hat … More 4 Ways to Give The Sonoran Desert this Holiday Season

Packrats! What are they good for? Absolutely everything.

Packrats are absolutely vital to a healthy desert ecosystem. Packrats eat plant parts and seeds, and thus are seed and cactus dispersers (they help plants get started in new places). They not only help aerate soil, but their poop even helps fertilize the seeds! Additionally, packrats are food for bobcats, coyotes, owls, hawks and snakes. … More Packrats! What are they good for? Absolutely everything.