Learn the science of propagating and grafting heirloom fruit trees from the founder of the Kino Heritage Fruit Trees Project, Jesus Garcia. A visit to the Mission Garden at the base of A Mountain helps to illustrate the historical significance of heirloom trees in the Sonoran desert. You'll get to put your newfound knowledge to work propagating a new heirloom fruit tree from a cutting you'll take home!
The remarkable work of the prestigious Society of Animal Artists (SAA) creatively combines elements of natural history and fine art in the exhibit, Art & the Animal, opening on Jan. 30 at the Ironwood Gallery. The flagship exhibition of the Society, the show presents an insightful look at animals in art with flatworks and sculptures that exemplify SAA's mission to promote excellence in the portrayal of domestic and wild animals in art.
Is your preschooler wild about the desert and its animals? At Coati Pups Pre-school, kids enjoy the Desert Museum grounds through exploration and live animal encounters. Session topics include animal nests, why spiders, centipedes aren't really so creepy and the sweet songs of the desert such as bird songs and coyote howls. Everyone makes a craft as a souvenir of the experience! (Parent/chaperone included in registration.)
Bursts of colorful wildflowers dressed the Desert Museum in Monet-like clouds of color last year. Will this year's wildflower season be as spectacular? The amount and timing of rain are key however, there are many other contributing factors. Check in with our experts on the Wildflower Hotline: 520-883-2702, and enter #320 at the extension prompt. Check back often!