September 5, 2015: In This Issue
September 5 - Fiesta de Fin de Verano (End of Summer Party)
September 19 - Opening Reception "Measuring the Fate of the Amazon Rainforests" Exhibit; Ironwood Gallery
September 26 - Annual Plant Sale: Member Pre-Sale
September 27 - Annual Plant Sale
October 24 & 25 - Natural History of the Sonoran Desert
 October 31- Opening Reception "Andrew Denman: The Modern Wild" Exhibit; Ironwood Gallery
November 8 - Perfect Pruning
November 8 - Birds, Bats, Bees & Butterflies
Goodbye to Summer-Sept. 5th
Before fall sneaks in, we're wrapping up summer with a huge party-Fiesta style! Popular Latin performers Tesoro, Eduardo Costa, Los Changuitos Feos and Ballet Fólklorico Tapatío headline an evening packed with live animal presentations, guided tours and educational docent stations. In celebration of our Hispanic heritage, events are presented in Spanish and English. ¡Alla nos vemos!
Join the Committee!
Turkey Vulture
A group of vultures is called a committee- a meeting that will soon be an everyday event at the Desert Museum's new exhibit! An educational and interactive experience, Vulture Culture features the Sonoran Desert's Black Vulture and the Turkey Vulture. Which  is longer - your outstretched arms or the vulture's wingspan? Compare at a life-size wingspan sculpture. Opens Dec. 2015!
Plants That Know the Desert
Desert gardening can be a challenge - temperatures from freezing to 100+ degrees, sun exposure, caliche and alkaline soil. Our experts meet these challenges every day and can help you select from plants adapted to our climate. Shop for decorative pots and pick up one of ASDM's horticultural books. We'll pot your plant for free and send you home with care instructions. Sept. 27th. 
Visit the Land of Enchantment
Travel back in time to experience the places where quintessential American artist, Georgia O'Keeffe, lived and crafted her art. Setting the stage for this tour is a visit to the O'Keeffe Museum in Santa Fe. View her colorful world through the windows of her home and studio, and the sprawling expanse of her cherished Ghost Ranch. Then immerse yourself in the arts and culture of the Pueblo Indians in a celebration of their feast days.