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Explore the world of biology and meet some of our biologists. Here you can learn about the living world and find out what is so cool about biology that someone would do it for a living. Pick a story to read or listen to one of our podcast shows filled with guest scientists who share their experiences and passion for discovery.

Sonoran CSI

Little water, sweaty, hot summer days and frigid winter nights make the desert an uninviting place for most animals and plants. But hiding just below the surface, the desert is alive with microbes—tiny, living things too small to see without magnification.

Invisible Watery World

When you visit a pond or the beach, you might see fish, frogs, crabs, insects, seaweed, or lily pads. Don’t let your eyes fool you, though… there’s a hidden world in water full of creatures too small to be seen!

White-winged dove

For much of the desert southwest, the return of the White-winged Doves in late March is a signal that spring has arrived. Their low mournful song “Who-cooks-for-you?” can be heard in many habitats from desert arroyos to city parks. They will be with us all summer. Then suddenly in early September they disappear as they fly south to spend the winter in Mexico.

You can learn more about the White-winged Dove and other birds in our Bird Finder.

 

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