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SaddleBrooke Nature Club

Dr. William Doelle

Jo Ann Waddell At the first meeting of the year, a filled-to-capacity room of SaddleBrooke Nature Club members and guests heard archaeologist Dr. William Doelle present a program titled Exploring Communities of the Distant Past. Dr. Doelle, founder of Archaeology Southwest in Tucson, used Power Point screens to illustrate the millennial history of the people…

The Saguaro Story

Doris Evans

Back for her fourth appearance at the SaddleBrooke Nature Club, Doris Evans presented The Saguaro Story; the life history of the saguaro and its role in our environment with an emphasis on birds. Doris is an annual favorite at SaddleBrooke Nature Club. She speaks to a standing-room-only crowd. Her previous topics have been The Roadrunner…

Restoring water flow to the Colorado River Delta

Holly Richter, speaker for SaddleBrooke Nature Club

Pam Boedeker and JoAnn Waddell Holly Richter, the Arizona Water Projects Director for the Arizona Chapter of The Nature Conservancy, provided an overview of Colorado River Basin water issues to the SaddleBrooke Nature Club on March 10. The watershed of the Colorado River encompasses essentially the entire state of Arizona, including large tributary streams like…

All aboard

SaddleBrooke Nature Club members rode the Dolly Steamboat on Canyon Lake.

JoAnn Waddell On March 16, thirty-five members of the SaddleBrooke Nature Club boarded the Dolly Steamboat on Canyon Lake. Canyon Lake is one of four reservoirs created by dams on the Salt River. It is located on The Apache Trail behind the Superstition Mountains. The weather was perfect for the hour and a half nature…

Bite or Sting? Call 1-800-222-1222

Pam Boedeker SaddleBrooke Nature Club welcomed back speaker Liz Barta. Liz is with the University of Arizona College of Pharmacy. She educates the public about poisons and drugs and where help can be found. The Arizona Poison and Drug Information Center started in the 1950s with hundreds of index cards accumulated as people called in…

Keeping our landscape healthy

Richard Gibson

Pam Boedeker Newly elected President Ron Andrea called the January meeting of the SaddleBrooke Nature Club to order. After a short discussion of membership and upcoming events, Carole Chase introduced the speaker. Richard Gibson is Pinal County Extension Director and Statewide Area Agent, Sustainable Agriculture. He works with producers of both large and small farm…

Living with Urban Wildlife

Julie Strom

Pam Boedeker Julie Strom, Pima County Natural Resources Program Director, was the guest speaker at the SaddleBrooke Nature Club December meeting. Her topic was Living with Urban Wildlife. Julie began her discussion defining wildlife as being anything living in our area from the largest mammals to the smallest insects. They benefit us in many ways.…

Hopi culture, life and lands

Members of the SaddleBrooke Nature Club enjoyed spending time with the Hopis.

Pam Boedeker Twenty-four members of the SaddleBrooke Nature Club ventured up to the Four Corners region to spend five days with the Hopis. The trip was organized by Road Scholar in conjunction with Northern Arizona University. Ray Coin, a Hopi tribe member, was our group leader and star of the program. Ray and Ted Danson…

Extreme weather… they are looking out for us

Cuyler Diggs of KGUN Nine TV and Capt. Ryan Miller of the Golder Ranch Fire District.

Pam Boedeker SaddleBrooke Nature Club focused on extreme weather at its November meeting. Dan Chase coordinated the program with Cuyler Diggs of KGUN Nine and the Golder Ranch Fire Department. Cyler Diggs started the program talking about predicting weather in the Tucson area. His 12 years in the community have made him more aware of…