March 7, 2016: In This Issue
March 9 - Wildflower Walk
March 12 - Fairy Gardening
March 26 - Sun Cooking & Passive Solar Design 
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
Oct. 3 - 9 - California Missions
& Wineries Tour 
Stingray Exhibit Video
Help us document the stingray exhibit construction!  Look for this sign, slide your smartphone in, take your photo, and submit it to us on Facebook and/or Instagram: #desertrays. Photos will be compiled into a time-lapse video of the exhibit coming to fruition!  This is a rare opportunity to see how the elements of an exhibit come together. Watch for the video--and the new stingray exhibit--in early summer.

Travel to a Birder's Paradise
Elegant Trogon
One of the best places for birders to find the elusive "lifers" on their list is southeastern Arizona. Species that rarely occur anywhere in the United States can be found in the diverse habitats of the area. Birds to watch for on this trip include the Mexican Chickadee, Elegant Trogon, Painted Redstart and the Red-faced Warbler. You'll also adventure into the night for owling! 
Gala Raffle Tickets
Mary Pagnelli photo
Carefully cast and hand-tooled by artist Mark Rossi, this reclining Mexican Gray Wolf sculpture reflects the theme of the 2016 Annual Desert Museum Gala--Desert Canids.  This realistic life-size bronze could be a stunning addition to your home! The drawing is on Sunday, April 24, 2016 at the Gala though you need not be present to win.  Raffle tickets are $20 and can be purchased through the "Learn more" link below
Student Art Exhibition
Marty Sewell art
Displaying art as diverse as the Art Institute's students, the Annual Student Exhibition in the Baldwin Education Building gallery features an array of media including watercolor, photography, and even tapestry! The March 12 opening reception from 3-5pm also honors students that completed 13 required courses and a minimum of 100 elective hours to receive their Nature Art Certificate.