Westward Look Resort's Tinaja Gallery (means vessel or clay pot) is a mini museum of the region's natural history. Displayed are seed pods, baskets, cacti samples, butterflies, bugs, rocks, and even animals - a stuffed kit fox and a skinned blacktailed rattlesnake, among others! Very interesting display they have assembled to give their guests a flavor of the desert.
I'm a transplanted New Yorker who loves the Tucson climate. On New Year's Day I have a bit of fun calling my (snowbound) east coast friends to announce that I'm drinking coffee while sitting on my patio. (: