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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 6:00pm - 7:00pm. PLEASE NOTE THE NEW TIME CHANGE FOR JANUARY - APRIL 2015 LECTURES. SAME VENUE.

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, 6:00pm - 7:00pm

NEXT PUBLIC LECTURE: PLEASE NOTE TIME CHANGE FROM 7:00 pm TO 6:00 PM - SAME VENUE

March 9--Monday 6:00 PM - TIME CHANGE!
Requiem for the Santa Cruz with R. Roy Johnson
In prehistoric times, the Santa Cruz River once supported a large and diverse bird population. Dr. Johnson will present an analysis of the transformation of this river basin in the last half of the 1900s and how it affected the riparian avifauna of the Tucson Basin that was once supported by this verdant perennial stream.

 

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

March 7--Saturday 10:00 AM
Creating Backyard Oases
with Kendall Kroesen

As we continually lose open spaceto urban sprawl, habitat for birdsand wildlife is drastically decreasing. Tucson Audubon's Bird-friendly Communities Program seeks to help residents of southeast Arizona create bird-friendly and sustainable homes and yards (see also pages 14–15). This program will enable us to use the urban space we do have to support our wildlife and human populations. Kendall will describe the principles behind bird-friendly and sustainable landscapes and give you hints about how to begin planning a yard that meets these goals. While we encourage low-water use landscapes, our model is a challenge to the way the xeriscape concept is typically implemented.

 

CLICK HERE FOR THE FULL SEASON SCHEDULE