Tag: SaddleBrooke Nature Club

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…

Running with the Gourds

  Pam Boedeker Members of the SaddleBrooke Nature Club had an Arizona-Perfect day to attend the Wuertz Farm Gourd Festival. It is held annually at the Pinal County Fair Grounds. In one building decorated gourds are set up in categories from kids to Grand Champion gourd artists. Blue, red and white ribbons are awarded in…

Fighting Wildland Fires

Pam Boedeker SaddleBrooke Nature Club had a full house for its January meeting. Robert Rouseau and James Bell, veterans of the Golder Ranch Fire Department, captured our total attention with their first-hand knowledge and experience of fighting wildland fires. Golder Ranch Fire Department plays an important role nationally in both fighting wildland fires and educating…

The Gem Show is coming

Pam Boedeker SaddleBrooke Nature Club’s speaker for the December meeting was Gloria Quigg. Her topic for the evening was Insiders Guide for Beginners Attending the World Class Tucson Gem, Mineral and Fossil Showcase. Gloria chairs the publicity for the gem show which is held at the Tucson Convention Center. She is knowledgeable about the show…

Nature Club meeting

Ginny Berkey Do you know what happened to all the cacti that once covered the bare lot where the next Fry’s will be? If you have attended the Nature Club’s November meeting you would know and you would be aware of the Tucson Cactus and Succulent Society Rescue Program. This group of over 1100 members…