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Do you want to save our saguaros? Join the Desert Museum for Save Our Saguaros Month and help beat the invasive species, buffelgrass! This species can create a heavy, continuous layer of grass that can fuel damaging wildfire. So how can you help? Volunteer for a buffelgrass pull! There are multiple pulls during February that you can participate in. Grab your friends, spend some time in the great outdoors, and help save our saguaros!  Beat Back Buffelgrass!
Love is in the Air 

This Valentine's Day, show your love in a unique and creative way by adopting an adorable river otter for that special someone in your life. This symbolic adoption is a fun and meaningful way to show you care. Is your beloved more of a bird buff? You can adopt a hummingbird for them instead, telling them "you make my heart flutter!" Packages start at $35. Purchase before February 9 to ensure Valentine's Day delivery. Adopt Today!
Cheers for Conservation

Do you love beer? And conservation? Help us celebrate the re-release of Naughty Lobo, an imperial blood orange sour, created by local brewery 1912 Brewing Company. Our partnership aims to raise awareness about the invasive species, buffelgrass. Join us this Sunday, February 9, at 1912 starting at 3:00 p.m. to sip for saguaros!  The best part? $1 from every pint of Naughty Lobo will go directly to buffelgrass removal efforts!  Sip For Saguaros!
Did Someone Say Wine?

Join the Desert Museum for our second annual wine festival, WineDown with Wildlife, to help support the amazing wildlife in our care and celebrate World Wildlife Day. Sip on the best wines in the Southwest, enjoy local munchies, stargaze, jam to live music, visit with our engaging animals, capture your clever side in our photobooth and more. $40/members, $45/non-members. VIP options are also available!  Get Your Tickets Today!
Nature Art - New Lecture Series

Watch nature art history come to life! The Art Institute will show you the rapidly changing landscape of nature art in two 90-minute lectures by professional teaching artists Andrew Denman and Rachel Ivanyi. Your journey starts March 15 with "A Brief History of Wildlife Art" and continues March 29 with "Women in Nature Art, Past & Present". All history, art, and nature lovers are welcome. Members: you get a special $10 price.  Register Today!
Flower Friday
 
Fruit trees are a popular plant for people to grow, but many people don't know where to start. Learn from Jesús García, ASDM staff member and founder of the Kino Heritage Fruit Trees Project, the techniques for propagation, pruning, and grafting of fruit trees. Join us this February 19 to explore the historical significance of heirloom trees, learn how to maintain these beauties, and tour the Mission Garden. BONUS! Every participant will receive fruit tree cuttings. $60/members, $66/non-members. Sign Up Today!


Volunteer Viernes

We would like to congratulate our volunteers of the month for February: Janet Bartolomucci and Jim Gooch! Janet is a Saturday Way Finder and frequently volunteers at Raptor Free Flight helping with crowd control. She is super cheerful, energetic, and engaging! Jim is a Monday Docent Captain and Friday Way Finder. He provides excellent customer service and has a great sense of humor!  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? 
  • Buffelgrass Pull at San Xavier Mission (February 8) 
  • Sip for Saguaros at 1912 Brewing Company (February 9) 
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February 6, 2020