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Mar. 29, 2013

Scene in the Sonoran

by Annette Heist

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This week we're broadcasting from Phoenix, Arizona, a city on the northen edge of the 100,000-square-mile Sonoran Desert. In the first hour, we're talking with our guests about some of the lesser-known life in the desert, from Gila monsters to soil-dwelling microbes. To prep for the show, we took a day trip to the Lost Dog Wash Trail, part of the McDowell Sonoran Preserve, on the outskirts of Phoenix. The desert was in full bloom. Here's some of what we saw. (And listen to the show here.)
 
[Photos by Annette Heist and Christopher Intagliata]
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About Annette Heist

Annette Heist is a former senior producer for Science Friday.

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