Photo: ASDM/Kat Rumbley
Annual Members' Meeting

Calling all members! Join us this Saturday (November 4) at 10:30 a.m. for the Annual Members' Meeting featuring a review of our achievements this year, an opportunity to meet incoming board members, and awards. You can enjoy a presentation by internationally recognized wildlife artist, Andrew Denman. Andrew will share stories and insights from his adventures in the Sonoran Desert. Afterwards, make sure to enjoy the light refreshments. Celebrate Saturday!
Photo: Jeanine Thurston
Thanksgiving in the Desert

Do you love delicious drinks and dining? Enjoy pumpkin empanadas and more at the Desert Museum this Thanksgiving!  We will be hosting a delightful and bountiful Thanksgiving Buffet, featuring local flavors and influences. Members: You get a 10% discount! $47.95/person, $22.95/children 10 & under. Reservations required. Seatings at 11am/1pm/3pm. Interested? Call 520-883-3046 to reserve your spot. Special Thanksgiving admission rates apply for RSVP holders only. Gobble Gobble!
Photo: ASDM/Kat Rumbley
Save Our Saguaros: Buffelgrass Pull

Have you hiked Pima Canyon lately? This beautiful area is a popular hiking spot and important viewscape in the Catalina Mountains. Sadly, buffelgrass covers much of the terrain. This invasive grass threatens our sacred saguaro cacti, desert tortoises, and other native flora and fauna. Help us pull buffelgrass next Saturday, November 11, and enjoy a gorgeous day outdoors while helping with our conservation efforts.  Beat Back Buffelgrass!
Photo: Sergio Avila
Introduction to Reptiles

Did you know that the Sonoran Desert is home to more than 100 species of reptiles? Join us on Sunday, November 19, to learn all about the interesting taxonomy, anatomy, physiology, and behavior of the three orders of reptiles found in the region. Guests will also enjoy a guided tour of Museum grounds (specifically focused on our resilient reptiles) and visit with a desert tortoise and snake in their class. $40/members, $44/non-members.  Sign Up Here!

Photo: Pablo Lopez
Flower Friday

How pretty! You can find this Day of the Dead flower ( Symphyotrichum lanceolatum) blooming all over Museum grounds. People in Mexico often cut flowers from this plant to decorate graves for Dia de los Muertos on November 2. The perennial plant grows quickly, typically in a clump up to 3' tall and just as wide. Butterflies, including hackberry and sulphurs, are attracted to these fragrant flowers for their nectar. Dig Deeper!  
Darsha Doran & Werner Janssen
Volunteer Viernes

We would like to congratulate our volunteers of the month, Darsha Doran and Werner Janssen! Darsha is a Sunday Docent and Aquatic Interpreter. Her dedication and enthusiasm to the Museum's mission is contagious. As a Patio Greeter, Werner is one of the first faces that guests encounter when they visit. He always makes sure that our guests are ready to plan their day! 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? 
  • Noche de las Calaveras (November 3)
  • Cats and Dogs of the Sonoran Desert (November 4) 
  • Save Our Saguaros: Buffelgrass Pull  (November 11) 
Want more info on these awesome events? Check it Out!  
November 3, 2017