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  • News from the Wilds: August 2015

    Aug 7, 15 • ndemarino • 5enses, News2,606 CommentsRead More »

    By Ty Fitzmorris August ushers in a susurration of storm and shower interwoven with the cacophony of resonant thunder and the assonance of cicada song. In the high heat of summer, the monsoon rains turn the land to emerald, and it seems as though living things are everywhere. Many mammals are teaching their young to forage in this time of plenty, while young birds are on longer and longer forays away from their parents. Ectothermic animals, such as lizards and snakes, whose body temperatures are tied closely to ambient temperatures, are at their most active now, chasing insect and rodent prey, while insects, from the minute leafhoppers to the massive saturn moths, enter their time of greatest abundance. The majority of woody plants bear their seeds during this season including Coffeeberry (Rhamnus californica), Chokecherry (Prunus virginiana), Apache Plume (Fallugia paradoxa), and all seven of our oak species. Many herbaceous (non-woody) plants are growing and flowering now, most of which are specialist monsoon plants and did not appear in the spring. This is the time of plenty for many birds and mammals, as insects of all types proliferate, from giant moths to enormous strange and beautiful beetles, to dragonflies, who reach their peak now, while alien-like cicadas measure the day’s heat with their shrill cries. This second flowering brings with it a glut of insect prey, which sends a wave of

  • Wandering the wilds

    Apr 4, 14 • ndemarino • 5enses, News16 CommentsRead More »

    By Sharon Arnold Built to celebrate 100 years of statehood, Prescott’s Centennial Trail lures you into a mini-wilderness in the midst of the city. It has two trailheads — one off Westridge Road and the other off of Kile Street. Choose either, and you’ll soon find yourself in a jumble of granite boulders, pinions, and oaks. Fine views toward the north and east offer a different Prescott perspective. Your surroundings are home to the critters and birds that give our city a wild reputation. Watch for signs of coyotes, bobcats, raccoons, and javelina. Scrub Jays, Spotted Towhees, and House Finches chatter warnings as you approach. A Cooper’s Hawk could be circling overhead on the lookout for a meal. If you go to the highest elevation on the trail — Petroglyph Point — you’ll discover symbols left by long-absent Native American artists and a favorite picnic spot of early Prescott settlers. Join Sharon Arnold, Highlands Center for Natural History naturalist, 10 a.m. Wednesday, April 9 at the Kile Street trailhead for a leisurely Discovery Walk. *****

  • Happy anniversary 5enses!

    Jan 6, 14 • ndemarino • 5enses, NewsNo CommentsRead More »

    As of January 2014, 5enses is 1-year-old! To celebrate, some of our fabulous contributors and advertisers have donated wares for a contest. (Thank you, all, so much.) To enter, send your name and contact info to 5ensesmag@gmail.com along with the answer to the following question: What actor is mentioned by character or movie in every 2013 5enses guide? The contest is open to everyone — even people who contribute to the publication. Entries must be received by Feb. 1 to be entered in the prize drawing. The winners will be announced in the March issue of 5enses. Missing a few paper copies? All the guides are online here, at 5ensesMag.Com, here, as well as on ISSUU, here. Prizes are as follows: First Place: An autographed copy of Alan Dean Foster’s “Flinx Transcendent” (the last Pip & Flinx adventure); a goodie bag from The Art Store, a Prescott Farmers Market apron, and a $10 gift certificate to Snap Snap. Second Place: An autographed print by Jacques Laliberté, a free class via Prescott Arts Journey (formerly Textiles & Textures Artisans Studios), a Prescott Farmers Market T-shirt, and a $5 gift certificate to Snap Snap. Third Place: Autographed copies of Dale O’Dell’s “Cow Abductions!” 2014 calendar and “Actual Photos of UFOs,” a Prescott Farmers Market promotional item, and a $5 gift certificate to Snap Snap. Special thanks to The Art Store, Alan Dean

  • January’s cover unveiled

    Dec 28, 13 • ndemarino • 5enses, NewsNo CommentsRead More »

    The January 2014 issue of 5enses features a story about Big Picture Video Production penned by longtime contributor, first-time cover-story writer Jill Craig. The cover, based on a photo by Zack Drake was illustrated and designed by 5enses’ own Jimmy Polinori, creative director and Brain Food columnist. Pick up the new issue of 5enses at more than 225 locations in Prescott, Prescott Valley, Chino Valley, and Dewey-Humboldt on Friday, Jan.

  • 2013 5enses archive added to ISSUU

    Dec 5, 13 • ndemarino • 5enses, NewsNo CommentsRead More »

    5enses is proud to announce a PDF archive of past issues online courtesy of ISSUU. Here’s the link: http://issuu.com/5enses/docs/ There are a few font hiccups and PDF artifact problems, but they’re relatively minor. Beginning in 2014, future full-PDF issues will be posted online here in their own special section. Hooray!

  • December’s cover unveiled

    Dec 4, 13 • ndemarino • 5enses, News17 CommentsRead More »

    The December 2013 issue of 5enses features a profile on poultry detective Jerome Welna in a story penned by longtime contributor James Dungeon. The cover was designed by 5enses’ own Jimmy Polinori, creative director and Brain Food columnist. Pick up the new issue of 5enses at more than 225 locations in Prescott, Prescott Valley, Chino Valley, and Dewey-Humboldt on Friday, Dec.

  • November’s cover unveiled

    Oct 31, 13 • ndemarino • 5enses, NewsNo CommentsRead More »

    The November 2013 issue of 5enses features art from the Josephine Michell Arader Natural History Print Collection in a story penned by longtime contributor James Dungeon. The cover — derived from a “California Vulture” (California Condor) by John James Audubon — was created by 5enses‘ own Jimmy Polinori, creative director and Brain Food columnist. Pick up the new issue of 5enses at more than 225 locations in Prescott, Prescott Valley, Chino Valley, and Dewey-Humboldt on Friday, Nov.

  • September’s cover unveiled

    Aug 26, 13 • ndemarino • 5enses, News20 CommentsRead More »

    The September 2013 issue of 5enses features four artist profiles revolving around the Shed Project as penned by man about town, longtime contributor, and creator of the 4rt Page Jacques Laliberté. The cover — derived from a photo taken by Galen Trezise, one of the Shed Project founders — was created by 5enses‘ own Jimmy Polinori, creative director and Brain Food columnist. You can pick up a paper copy of the new issue of 5enses at more than 225 locations in Prescott, Prescott Valley, Chino Valley, and Dewey-Humboldt on Friday, Aug.

  • August’s cover unveiled

    Jul 26, 13 • ndemarino • 5enses, News23 CommentsRead More »

    The August 2013 issue of 5enses features a profile on Prescott artist Slade Graves by longtime contributor James Dungeon. Also, check out another great cover design by creative director and food columnist Jimmy Polinori. This one features Graves’ painting “Tieta After Mike.” Pick up a paper copy of the new issue of 5enses at more than 225 locations in Prescott, Prescott Valley, Chino Valley, and Dewey-Humboldt on Friday, Aug.

  • July’s cover unveiled

    Jun 27, 13 • ndemarino • 5enses, NewsNo CommentsRead More »

    The July issue of 5enses features a profile on Prescott watercolor artist Robert Hooper by longtime contributor Jacques Laliberté. As of July 2013, 5enses has a new creative director: Jimmy Polinori. You may recognize his name from his monthly Brain Food column. Check out his mad design skills on the cover of the July issue, his Brain Food page, and our revamped, better-than-ever ads. Thanks Jimmy! Pick up a paper copy of the new issue of 5enses at more than 225 locations in Prescott, Prescott Valley, Chino Valley, and Dewey-Humboldt on Friday, June

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