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Petey Mesquitey is KXCI’s resident storyteller. Every week since the spring of 1992 Petey has delighted KXCI listeners with slide shows and poems, stories and songs about flora, fauna, and family and the glory of living in southern Arizona.

Growing Native Petey Mesquitey

    • Education
    • 5.0 • 25 Ratings

Petey Mesquitey is KXCI’s resident storyteller. Every week since the spring of 1992 Petey has delighted KXCI listeners with slide shows and poems, stories and songs about flora, fauna, and family and the glory of living in southern Arizona.

    Old Friends in the Sonoran Desert

    Old Friends in the Sonoran Desert

    I arrived in Tucson, Arizona in the fall of 1967 to attend the U of A. Up to that point…

    • 4 min
    Not Just for Monarchs!

    Not Just for Monarchs!

    I suppose what I’m getting at in this episode is that monarch butterflies sure get a lot of publicity because…

    • 5 min
    Old Desert Plant Friends

    Old Desert Plant Friends

    I think buttonbush (Cephalanthus occidentalis) is pretty cool, but I would never recommend it for a landscape in southern Arizona…

    • 5 min
    Rock Trumpet

    Rock Trumpet

    There is only one species Mandevilla in Arizona, but there are over 100 species found (maybe as many as 200…

    • 5 min
    Marah gilensis

    Marah gilensis

    There is only one species of Marah in Arizona, but there seven species in North America and all in are…

    • 5 min
    Old Tires and Arizona Cypress

    Old Tires and Arizona Cypress

     The genus is now Hesperocyparis, but back in the olden days I learned the rough bark Arizona cypress of southeastern…

    • 5 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
25 Ratings

25 Ratings

hvaldez1 ,

My Favorite Podcast

I am always exited when a new episode pops up. The love you have for nature and the way you share your love is unique. Thank you.

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!!!Exciting podcast about nature !!!

This is my favorite podcast in the world! Petey Mesquitey brings the flora and fauna of the Sonoran Desert to life!

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