April 1, 2016: In This Issue
April 2 - Cholla Bud Harvest
April 8-10 - Birding the Chiricahuas
April 16 - Pine Needle Basketweaving
April 17 - Food & Drink Fermentation Workshop 
April 23-29 - Land of the Hopi 
& Navajo Tour 
April 24 - Desert Museum Annual Gala: Desert Canids
May 21 - Cool Summer  Nights Begin
Oct. 3 - 9 - California Missions
& Wineries Tour 
8th Successful Bighorn Birth Celebrated
Credit: ASDM/Liz Kemp
Desert Museum visitors got a special treat on March 23 when a Bighorn ewe gave birth. The male lamb is already scampering around the steep terrain under the watchful eye of his mother. Our Facebook fans can watch a video of the ewe giving a gentle "foot-stamp" to encourage him to stand and take its first steps.  

ASDM & Community Food Bank
Credit: Rhonda Spencer
Mariposas de la Milpa (Butterflies of the Farm), a partnership between the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum and the Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona, was awarded a $69,000 grant by the Commission for Environmental Cooperation under its North American Partnership for Environmental Community program.  

April 5th is Arizona Gives Day
Credit: Rhonda Spencer
Arizona Gives Day is a grassroots, statewide single day of online giving that invites Arizonans to find their favorite causes at azgives.org. We hope you find us on their website or visit our special donation page. Thank you for your commitment to the Desert Museum and for helping support Arizona's nonprofit community. Schedule Your Donation Now
The Torch Cactus Hybrid That Is
Credit: ASDM/Liz Kemp
The 'Flying Saucer' Torch Cactus Hybrids are bursting open with spectacular pink and yellow flowers that are the size of a dinner plate. The first flowers opened to 8.5 inches in diameter! The next buds should open early next week in the Cactus Garden. So plan your visit now. You don't want to miss saying you saw this with your own eyes. Dig Deeper!