• Plant ID – Cane Beardgrass
    November 14, 2022

    Don Pike

    Plant ID - Cane Beardgrass

    Here is another native plant that can be mistaken for buffelgrass if it’s not flowering or you don’t pay attention to the seed head – Cane Beardgrass or Cane Bluestem (Bothriochloa barbinodis).  These photos were ...

  • Outreach: Invasive Plants Awareness
    November 11, 2022

    Don Pike

    Outreach: Invasive Plants Awareness

    Our ‘Wanted’ tri-fold brochure has reached over 500 visitors to the Superstition Mountains in the last 6 weeks. Dispensers were installed at 5 trailheads the beginning of October and more than 500 brochures have been ...

  • Outdoor Safety Class Recap
    November 9, 2022

    Helene Tack

    Outdoor Safety Class Recap

    On November 5th, FOTNF hosted a class focused on Outdoor Safety led by Tyler Lovelady with the Central Arizona Mountain Rescue (CAMRA). Tyler gave us an overview of how Search & Rescue teams operate and ...

  • Plant ID – Feather Fingergrass
    November 6, 2022

    Don Pike

    Plant ID - Feather Fingergrass

    Here is an interesting native plant that can be mistaken for buffelgrass, especially when not flowering.  Feather fingergrass (Chloris virgata) is apparently native to this area but has the potential to be a nuisance weed ...

  • Shoofly Village Open House
    November 1, 2022

    Patti Fenner

    Shoofly Village Open House

    On October 29, Friends of the Tonto hosted our first ever Open House at Shoofly Village Ruin, arecreation site we have adopted on the Payson Ranger District. 71 visitors came out for the event, some from ...