Archive for the ‘Sabino Canyon Recreation Area’ Tag

The Shutdown Hasn’t Stop Volunteers from Providing Services In Sabino Canyon   2 comments


Sabino Canyon Recreational Area in the Coronado National Forest
has been impacted by the government shutdown
yet remains open to the public with 
the help of volunteer organizations,
Sabino Canyon Volunteer Naturalists (SCVN) 
and the Santa Catalina Volunteer Patrol (SCVP)
continuing to provide their services to the public.

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One of the programs provided by the SCVN is daily
environmental education programs for k-6 students.

Each August teachers reserved a date to bring their class
to the Canyon starting in October.

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Because of the shutdown, the Forest Service agreed
to make sure all trash is removed and 
the restrooms are clean
in the areas where the environmental education programs are taking place.

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Teachers select from six programs designed to meet “core curriculum” goals.

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This past Thursday’s program was “Back To the Past.”
Students learned
about the nature Americans
who lived in Sabino Canyon hundreds of years ago.

— kenne

“Volunteers are the only human beings on the face of the earth
who reflect this nation’s compassion, unselfish caring, patience,
and just plain loving one another.”

– Erma Bombeck

Barrel Cactus — Photo-Artistry   1 comment

barrel cactus-art-72Barrel Cactus — Photo-Artistry by kenne


Floating Leaves — Forgetfull of All Except the Silence   1 comment

Ned's Nature Walk -- 01-1-09-13Floating Leaves — Photo-Artistry by kenne

Floating Leaves

A light rain falls on leaves
Floating on the shallow water
Above the Sabino Creek dam
On a gray sky January day
Forgetfull of all except the silence.

— kenne

Learning To Love Nature   3 comments

Teaching Kids In Sabino Canyon-blogAnother Fall of Teaching Children About Nature In Sabino Canyon 

For some,
It’s a lot of yada, yada, yada
For others,
A real learning experience
Forming a lifetime of respect.

— kenne

Sabino Canyon Cottonwood: Diversity Near The Creek   Leave a comment

Cottonwood Tree In Fall Color -blogSabino Canyon Cottonwood: Diversity Near The Creek — Image by kenne

it’s leaf-peeper time
for desert trees near water
turning sun colors

light up cloudy days
early signs of spring colors
buds on brittlebush

thinking of poems
I walk collecting images
I may never use

nature’s distinction
a wild garden made of time
rhythm of cycles

the trails are narrow
filled with echoes of past steps
now sounds of silence

floating gray clouds pass
still, light shines through the shadows
as twisting leaves fall

 two young girls passed by
visitors from the cold north
loose-breasted sun nymphs

time has moved by fast
in need of a time machine
bygone days are gone

— kenne

Sabino Canyon Fall Colors Panoramas   4 comments

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Sabino Canyon January colors-0845 Panorama blog-2Sabino Canyon Fall Colors Along Sabino Creek Panoramas — Photo-Essay by kenne



Deer By Pond Above Sabino Dam   Leave a comment

Deer Above The Dam-Edit-art-blogDeer By Pond Above Sabino Dam — Photo-Artistry by kenne

Deer by pond
On a fall morning
Standing guard.

Youngster runs
Under nearby bush
For safety.

— kenne

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