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Photo: ASDM/Liz Kemp
You're Invited! 

Woven Words is an exciting collaboration that pairs two Tucson cultural institutions, the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum and the University of Arizona Poetry Center. The project features more than 30 poetry installations throughout the grounds of the Desert Museum.  Please celebrate these amazing poetry installations and our wonderful partnership this Sunday, January 28, at 1:00 p.m. Entrance to the event is free with current Museum membership, or valid admission receipt. RSVP required.  RSVP Today!
Photo: Linda Heidle
Our Harris's Hawk is Home 

Last week Mica, one of our Harris's hawks, flew off into the distance after his afternoon Raptor Free Flight show. Typically this wouldn't be an issue, but Mica's tracker had fallen off. After a few days of exploring, the hawk flew back home on his own - straight onto his trainer's glove! Mica looks happy and healthy and is safe and secure. Thank you to every single person who shared information with us and their friends about Mica. We are so grateful to be part of such a supportive community! Thanks!
Photo: Ted Myers
Bring Your Binoculars

Does a day of discovery with other bird lovers sound like your perfect day? Southeastern Arizona's desert grasslands are brimming with artificial lakes, ponds and mudflats that provide habitat for winter birds, including at least twelve species of raptors and numerous waterfowl. Join us for our popular Sandhill Cranes, Raptors & Waterfowl class in Willcox - also known as one of the region's hottest birding spots! $85/members, $93/non-members. Fly With Us!
Photo: ASDM/Kat Rumbley
Valentine's Day Dinner

Looking for a romantic drive? Stunning sunset? Delicious drinks and dinner?  Look no further! Spend your Valentine's Day evening with your favorite love bugs at the Desert Museum this year. Enjoy the romantic sounds of classical guitar as you wine and dine in the desert. $85 per person + 18% gratuity & taxes. There will be two seatings at 6:00 and 8:00 p.m. Reservations required. Please call 520-883-1380, ext. 7212 to claim your seats today.  Dine in the Desert!
Photo: Aaryn Olsson
Flower Friday

You see all of that mustard yellow color in the photo? That's buffelgrass (Cenchrus ciliaris) and it's threatening to destroy our beautiful desert and the animals that live within it. This invasive species is native to the savannas of Africa and Asia, where fires are frequent, but in the Sonoran Desert, buffelgrass fires could transform large swaths of our fire-proof desert into fire-prone grasslands overnight. How can you help save our saguaros and other native flora and fauna? Participate in monthly buffelgrass pulls.  Dig Deeper!
Volunteer Viernes

January 27 marks the beginning of a month long series of events to combat the invasive grass that is threatening our beloved saguaros. Can you spare a couple of hours to save saguaros and reduce the risk of catastrophic fire to our community? Help us beat back buffelgrass by participating in or hosting a buffelgrass pull. Buffelgrass competes with saguaros for space, nutrients and water and poses a serious fire risk in our desert and city.  Volunteer Today!

What's Going Down in the Desert? 
  • Tales from the Vault (January 27 & 29, February 3)
  • Beat Back Buffelgrass Pull (January 27) 
  • Sandhill Cranes, Raptors and Waterfowl (February 3)
Want more info on these awesome events? Check it Out!  
 
January 26, 2018