October 16, 2015: In This Issue
October 17 - Raptor Free Flight
October 24 & 25 - Natural History of the Sonoran Desert (class full)
October 31- Opening Reception "Andrew Denman: The Modern Wild" Exhibit; Ironwood Gallery
November 8 - Perfect Pruning
November 8 - Birds, Bats, Bees & Butterflies
November 12 & 13 - Celebration of Food & Basketry: Symposium
November 14 & 15 - Celebration of Food & Basketry: Festival
November 21 - Cats & Dogs of the Sonoran Desert
November 21 - Getting to Know Birds
Raptor Free Flight Tomorrow!
Photo courtesy Ned Harris
Get ready for the most extraordinary raptor exhibition in the U.S.! Twice daily these breathtaking raptors swoop and dive over the open desert. Feel the soft brush of their feathers as native Sonoran Desert birds glide just over your head! Typically different birds fly at the two daily demonstrations so each one is different. Presentations daily at 10 am 
& 2 pm. Free with museum admission.
Traditional Influence on Modern Design
Photo courtesy MoMA
Renowned artist Terrol Johnson was ten when he learned basket weaving. As an adult he's taken that experience to new heights with contemporary works influenced by traditional basketry design and philosophy. His cutting-edge pieces include collaborative work now on display at the Museum of Modern Art. See his art at the Celebration of Basketry & Native Foods Nov. 12-15, 2016.
Learn & Practice Nov. 8th
Photo courtesy T. R. Van Devender
Trees are approaching their dormant period, the ideal time for pruning. In this class you'll learn how the anatomy of trees and the way they grow determines the pruning method. Other topics include the appropriate time of year for pruning specific trees and shrubs, how much wood to remove, tool maintenance and more. Then it's time to put your new skills to work by practicing on the Museum's trees!
Pima County Bond Proposal
Photo courtesy Sky Island Alliance
Prop 427 is more than tourism promotion- it's capital funding to improve local attractions. The Museum's Coast to Canyons: Journey of the Jaguar will be a 1.4 acre exhibit, the first major one since the mid-1990's. It will feature iconic native animals and plants of the southern Sonoran Desert region. The Museum has already raised its matching funds and will cover operating and maintenance costs. Read more -- and remember to vote on Nov. 3.