Tag: SaddleBrooke Nature Club

Thanksgiving Grandkids Days November 25, 27, 28

Wednesday, November 25 Zumba Kids, a fun fast-paced dance and fitness event, will be held on Wednesday, November 25 in the MountainView East Ballroom from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. Children ages three and up and their parents and grandparents are welcome to join in the fun. All should wear tennis shoes and comfortable clothes. Reservations…

SaddleBrooke Nature Club Upcoming Adventures

Left to right: Carole Chase, Dan Chase, Jim Cloer, Jo Ann Waddell, Ron Andreas and Pat Andreas; photo taken by Richard Beaty.

Pam Boedeker The Program Committee is really the heart of SaddleBrooke Nature Club. Its members have consistently put together a wide variety of presentations and field trips promoting understanding, appreciation and protection of our natural environment. SaddleBrooke Nature Club will begin its new season October 12 at 4:00 p.m. in the Coyote Room downstairs in…

Scarlet Macaw conservation

Sedona is a five year old Scarlet Macaw.

Pam Boedeker SaddleBrooke Nature Club had a colorful and very vocal guest speaker! Sedona, a five year old Scarlet Macaw, with her owner Kelly McGalliard, was here to tell us of the Macaw’s history in the Southwest and future in Central and South America. Ms. McGalliard began raising birds when she was a child. As…

Queen of the Night

Pam Boedeker SaddleBrooke Nature Club adopted the Peniocereus greggi (desert night-blooming cereus) as its logo. It is one of the Sonoran Desert’s most famous yet least encountered plants. Most of the year it is a floppy, nondescript cactus. But on just a few nights it becomes the star of desert plants with its elegant white…

Arizona pecans

Rich Walden is Farm Manager for Santa Cruz Valley Pecan Farm.

Pam Boedeker This year the SaddleBrooke Nature Club has been focusing on the products of Arizona. In April our guest speaker’s expertise was pecans. Rich Walden is a third generation farmer from the Santa Cruz Valley south of Tucson. He is the Farm Manager for the Santa Cruz Valley Pecan Farm and is active in…

Let’s explore the desert

Doris Evans with her book, Let’s Explore the Desert Go Guide.

Pam Boedeker The SaddleBrooke Nature Club’s speaker for March was Doris Evans, returning for a third time by popular demand! Doris has taught in the Tucson Unified School District and in a small school for park employees in Big Bend National Park, Texas. She has held environmental education positions as Curator of Education at the…

What’s bugging you?

Pima County Urban Horticulture Agent Peter Warren

Pam Boedeker Peter Warren, Urban Horticulture Agent for the Pima County Cooperative Extension at the University of Arizona was the speaker at SaddleBrooke Nature Club’s February meeting. Peter’s fascination with bugs began with grandparents who made learning fun! Peter studied, collected and grew up to find a job doing what he loved! Remember the drawings…

Stock your shelves with desert plants

Jean Groen spoke about the cooking and healing benefits from using cacti.

Pam Boedeker The December meeting of SaddleBrooke Nature Club began with Jim Cloer telling the group about volunteer opportunities with the Catalina State Park Nature Program. Possibilities are endless from photography to geology and plant study. The speaker at the meeting was Jean Groen from Apache Junction. Jean has a lifelong love of cooking and…