April 23, 2016: In This Issue
April 23-29 - Land of the Hopi 
                    & Navajo Tour 
April 24 - Desert Museum Gala
               Desert Canids
May 21 - Cool Summer Nights
              Full Moon/Art & Music
May 28 -  Cool Summer Nights
               Creatures of the Night
June 4 - Cool Summer Nights
              World Ocean Night
June 11 - Cool Summer Nights
               Living in Harmony
June 18 - Cool Summer Nights
               Full Moon/Art & Music
June 25 - Cool Summer Nights
               Desert Electric Night
July 2 - Cool Summer Nights
            Creatures of the Night
July 9 - Cool Summer Nights
            Science Rocks!
Oct. 3 - 9 - California Missions
                 & Wineries Tour 
Black-tailed Prairie Dog Pups Emerge
Credit: ASDM/Liz Kemp
Eight playful prairie dog pups have emerged from their underground burrows to frolic together in the Desert Grasslands. While more could be surfacing in the coming days, they do grow fast. So plan a visit soon to watch them rolling around in play, while learning to stand on their own two feet. Plan Your Visit Now

Hedgehog Cactus are Blooming
Credit: ASDM/Jason Wiley
The rainbow hedgehogs are making a colorful display with multiple bright fuchsia flowers atop a squat, column-like body.  Even without the flowers, these solitary, growing cactus are beautiful with comb-like clusters of spines that give them a reddish to magenta hue. Look for two groupings on either side of the path in the Cactus Garden.  Dig Deeper!

On the Lookout for Native Bees
Credit: UA Entomology/EEB
Has your property erupted with smooth, pencil diameter size holes surrounded by a circular mound of excavated soil? These are the nests of harmless native brown cactus bees, the chief pollinators of our prickly pear and cholla cactus. Our conservation partners at the UA Entomology and EEB departments want to know.   What's the Buzz?
Cool Summer Nights Begin May 21
Credit: Mike Nolan
Offering stunning sunsets, star-lit skies, and lots of themed activities, the Desert Museum will again stay open until 10 p.m. on Saturdays from May 21 to September 3. Featured themes include Full Moon/Arts & Music, Creatures of the Night, World Ocean Night, Insect Insanity, Astronomy Night, and a lot more. Nightly activity details are coming soon.