Tag: SaddleBrooke Nature Club

The future of our water supply

Pam Boedeker SaddleBrooke Nature Club is addressing the future of our water supply in two sessions this year. The first speaker on this subject was Robert Glennon, Regents Professor, Morris K. Udall Professor of Law and Public Policy at U of A. An expert in the field of water supply, Professor Glennon has received two…

Furry creatures in SaddleBrooke

Pam Boedeker SaddleBrooke is home to amazing residents. Jim Cloer is second to none. His passion for learning and teaching about our desert animals just radiates as he speaks. His presentation for the SaddleBrooke Nature Club began with a collection of his exceptional photographs titled, “Furry Creatures in SaddleBrooke.” Jim’s humor was evident in the…

Reclaiming urban trees

Pam Boedeker When someone loves what they are doing their enthusiasm is spread throughout the room. That was the case with SaddleBrooke Nature Club’s speaker, La Vor Smith. LaVor was a carpenter then construction supervisor in Boise, Idaho. As he approached retirement he shared his dream with cousin, Rex Condi, who lived in Phoenix. LaVor…

Wild horses of the Salt River

Pam Boedeker Bob Koblewski was the first speaker of the new year for SaddleBrooke Nature Club. He will be a very hard act to follow! SaddleBrooke One knows Bob as the guy with the camera at every event. Bob’s passion for photography extends beyond the smiling faces of SaddleBrooke residents. He and his wife, JoAnn,…

SaddleBrooke Nature Club holds season opener

Pam Boedeker The SaddleBrooke Nature Club’s Program Board has planned something for everyone who has an interest in the rich natural and cultural heritage that surrounds us here in Arizona. On September 9 we open with a social event. Catch up with friends and meet new people while mingling at the RoadRunner Grill. There will…

Tohono O’odham Nation way of life

Pam Boedeker Bernard Siquieros and his wife, Regina, were the speakers for SaddleBrooke Nature Club’s last meeting before our summer hiatus. Bernard is from the Sells District of the Tohono O’odham Nation. He is The Educational Curator of the Himndag Ki: the Tohono O’odham Nation Cultural Center and Museum. Regina set the stage for an…

Insect Appreciation

Pam Boedeker If you see your neighbor out in her yard at night shining lights into her trees and bushes don’t be alarmed. She is a member of the SaddleBrooke Nature Club newly enthused about the insects living in her yard! She must have attended the humorous and informative presentation about insects by Jeff Babson.…

Desert animal candid camera

  Pam Boedeker This was Doris Evans’ sixth annual visit to SaddleBrooke Nature Club. Our favorite speaker has been involved in studying and teaching about desert plants and animals most of her life. Doris’ knowledge and curiosity about what’s going on in her yard has no limits. Much to our delight, Doris’ sleuthing skills have…