Photo: Jay Pierstorff
Ho, Ho, Hummingbirds! 

Is your beloved a bird buff? Consider adopting a hummingbird this holiday season! Your symbolic adoption will help us provide the highest quality care to these captivating creatures. Packages start as low as $35! Is your loved one more interested in clever canines? Consider adopting a Mexican gray wolf. You can also adopt a javelina, prairie dog, or Gila monster. Questions? Email us. Purchase before December 18 to ensure Christmas delivery.  Adopt Today!
Photo: Jay Pierstorff
Give the Greatest Desert Gift 

Looking for a way to give a lasting gift of Sonoran Desert beauty? Owl tell you all about it! A membership to ASDM includes everything people love: art, natural history, animals, and botanical beauty. Want to make your gift even sweeter? Purchase today and receive a stylish ball cap, featuring a cactus wren or hummingbird. Make your purchase online or in person by December 15 to ensure delivery by December 25.  Gift Today!
Photo: Jay Pierstorff
Are You Right About Rattlers?

When people typically hear the word desert, they think of cactus, dry heat, and rattlesnakes. In Arizona, we like to say that rattlesnake season is January 1 - December 31. Depending on weather, you can find rattlers out and about 365 days a year. Sadly, these desert dwellers come with a stigma (that they are aggressive). Like all wildlife they must be respected, but these slithering species are not "out to get you." They would much rather find food, shelter, and a mate.  See Them Slither!
Photo: ASDM/Jason Wiley
Flower Friday

Looking for a way to bring the Sonoran Desert into your home this holiday season? Consider decorating your own agave stalk! Looking for natural ornaments? Use fishing line to hang seedpods from devil's claw, screwbean mesquite, Mexican buckeye and yucca. Bonus: This plant takes up less floor space and doesn't leave a pine needle pile. Please remember to always get permission before harvesting the stalks.  Dig Deeper!  
Photo: ASDM/Kat Rumbley
Volunteer Viernes

We would like to congratulate our volunteers of the month, Geoffrey Tyler and Lynda Adams. Geoffrey is a seasonal docent that leaves his home in England to volunteer with the Desert Museum. He leads fabulous tours! Lynda is not only a docent, but has volunteered with the Interpretative Animal Collection for 17 years. We really value her reliable nature. We could not do what we do without them. Thank you for being such a great addition to the family.  Volunteer Today!

What's Going Down in the Desert? 
  • Mineral Madness (January 13 & 14)
  • Colors of Cabo Pulmo Opening (January 20)
Want more info on these awesome events? Check it Out!  
December 1, 2017