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Living With Nature Lecture Series

Tucson Audubon's Living With Nature lecture series entertains, informs, and educates. Expert guest speakers give timely presentations on birds, birding, and habitat conservation and other environmental issues that affect the health of birds. These free educational programs are open to the public, all are welcome! No reservation is necessary.

The series runs from October to April in Tucson and November to April in Green Valley. Tucson lectures take place on the second Monday of the month and are held at the Pima Community College Downtown Campus in the Amethyst Room from 7:00pm - 8:00pm. In Green Valley, the lectures are held on the first Saturday of the month from 10:00am - 11:00am at Green Valley Recreation's Desert Hills Social Center. See below for location/maps.


TUCSON - October through April, second Monday of the month, 7:00pm - 8:00pm

November 10--Monday; 7:00 - 8:00pm
Saving the Great American West: The Story of George Bird Grinnell

with Hugh Grinnell, Arizona Humanities Speakers Bureau


The great West that George Bird Grinnell first encountered in 1870 as a 21-year-old man was shortly to disappear before his eyes. Nobody was quicker to sense the desecration or was more eloquent in crusading against the poachers, the hide-hunters, and the disengaged U.S. Congress than George Bird Grinnell, the “Father of American Conservation.” Grinnell founded the first Audubon Society, co-founded the Boone and Crockett Club with Teddy Roosevelt, and led the effort to establish Glacier National Park. Audiences will travel back in time to the 19th century, listening to Grinnell’s own words as taken from his field journals, memoirs, personal correspondence, and newspaper editorials. Additionally, audiences will enjoy dozens of 19th-century photographs, which visually capture Grinnell’s many expeditions and discoveries. Photo by Stuart Edwards, June 2005.

LOCATION: Amethyst Room at Pima Community College's Downtown Campus on 1255 N. Stone Ave (NW Corner of Speedway and Stone). Easy parking! See map



GREEN VALLEY - November through April, first Saturday of the month, 10:00 am - 11:00am

December 6--Saturday 10:00 AM
Birds of the El Triunfo Biosphere Reserve, Sierra de Chiapas, Mexico
with David MacKay
HOGU_DavidMackayLong known to birders, the El Triunfo Biosphere Reserve has taken on an almost mythical quality due to its remoteness, limited access, rare birds and intact cloud forest. It is the only place in Mexico and one of the only places anywhere in the world to see the endangered Horned Guan and the recently re-discovered Azure-rumped Tanager. Other great birds include the King Vulture, White-faced Quail-Dove, Fulvous Owl, Resplendent Quetzal, Long-tailed Manakin, Giant & Nava's Wrens, Pink-headed Warbler, Rosita's Bunting and many, more! A visit to this beautiful place is an opportunity of a lifetime. Join David MacKay for a virtual journey and experience the magic of El Triunfo. Horned Guan image by David MacKay.


LOCATION: Green Valley Recreation Desert Hills Social Center on 2980 S. Camino del Sol, Green Valley, AZ.

Easy parking! See map