Where the Sonoran and Chihuahuan Deserts Converge: Naturalists Flock to Southern Arizona During Monsoon Season

Follow this link to view the article “Bugs and Ammo: Southern Arizona in Monsoon Season,” by Douglas Main, published on September 7, 2015 at Newsweek.com

From the article: “This part of the Southwest is where the Chihuahuan and Sonoran deserts, each with their own unique ecosystems, merge. Multiple mountain ranges give rise to “sky islands,” housing diverse forests and meadows, and stretch into Mexico, providing corridors for tropical species. There is more biodiversity in the Sky Islands region than anywhere else in the U.S., says Shipherd Reed, the communications manager at the University of Arizona’s Flandrau Science Center.”

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