Plant Milkweed, Get Monarchs Galore!
Come join Tucson Audubon as we install monarch and other butterfly/pollinator gardens at our Paton Center for Hummingbirds! Thanks to a grant to the Arizona Sonora Desert Museum with partners Borderlands Restoration and Sky Island Alliance, milkweed and other pollinator plants are being distributed throughout the regional landscape to create Monarch Waystations and pollinator gardens. Tucson Audubon is teaming up to provide locales for two of these waystations (the other being our Mason Center), which will help support the monarchs as they migrate through southern Arizona. Come be a part of it!
Paton Center for Hummingbirds
Thursday, Friday, Saturday, May 12--14; 9:00 AM--noon.
Limit 25 people each day. Join us for one day (or all of them!) as we install one of the area’s largest monarch waystations--with an expected whopping 100 milkweeds and another 100 pollinator plants to augment the 100 or so pollinator plants that are already in place. We’ll turn the Richard Grand Memorial Meadow into a fragrant and beautiful area full of all sorts of pollinators, hummingbirds, and especially, monarch butterflies!
Register below for one of the following days:
Sporting birders spotting birds in support of Tucson Audubon. That's the essence of Birdathon, a southeast Arizona tradition since 1987, and our biggest FUNRAISER!
We will help you prepare by giving you a weekly tip leading up to the start date!
- WHAT IS BIRDATHON?
Like a walk-a-thon, but instead of walking, go birding and gather pledges per species seen!
- WHY PARTICIPATE?
Scott Olmstead, expert birder and Birdathon team leader says: "Birdathon is a big deal to me. It's the one time each year when I try to raise money from friends and family to support an organization I love. Plus, it's a great excuse to test my skills at planning and executing a Big Day!"
- REGISTRATION IS OPENING SOON. STAY TUNED FOR DETAILS!