Tucson Mountain District Roads and Visitor Center Closed in Preparation for Tropical Storm Odile
The Red Hills Visitor Center and all interior roads in the Tucson Mountain District (west) have been closed ahead of predicted flooding in the area due to the remnants of Tropical Storm Odile. More »
Image Courtesy of Eric Stitt
Ornate Box Turtle (Terrapene ornate)
Image Courtesy of Dave Prival
Sonora Mud Turtle (Kinosternon sonoriense) This aquatic turtle can be found in and around springs, creeks, or other water sources. Its shell is yellowish-brown and often covered with algae. It also has fleshy bumps located under the chin.
Did You Know?
Gila monsters are one of two venomous lizards in the world. The other is the similar Mexican beaded lizard. Gila monster venom evolved as a defensive rather than offensive weapon.