AFTER A YEAR of walking past 15 empty sign-posts with frames along the Tumamoc road, many people might have thought their purpose was to encourage visitors to do their own imaginary interpretation of the landscape. One walker commented that they looked like music stands—maybe musicians could set up along the 1.5 mile road and cover the whole Hill in music, or play duets at specific spots, improvising on the view. But no, the frames now contain short ecology lessons with text by Tumamoc director Mike Rosenzweig and illustrations by Paul Mirocha.
Clark is photogenic, but the article last Sunday in the Arizona Daily Star, Signs on Tumamoc Hill appeal to our protective instincts, did not post pictures of the signs. Perhaps it’s better that one has to walk up the Hill to see them. But that leaves out the disabled and other people. Here they are as reference for arm chair ecologists everywhere: The new Tumamoc Ecology Signs. Some of these are not yet installed. Click on the images to see them full size.
Last but not least.