Sneak peak of upcoming events with the SaddleBrooke Nature Club

Pam Boedeker

Members of the SaddleBrooke Nature Club Program Committee came back from their summer vacations anxious to get the fall events underway.

The first meeting of the SaddleBrooke Nature Club will be October 13. The Nature Club meets monthly the second Monday (starting in October) at 4:00 p.m. in the HOA 1 Clubhouse downstairs in the Coyote Room.

The SaddleBrooke Nature Club was formed in 2010 as a spinoff of a nature class taught by Jim Cloer and Dan Chase. The goal of the club is to promote understanding, appreciation and protection of our natural environment through outdoor experiences, education and advocacy.

Each month the club has a presentation which covers the native flora and fauna of SaddleBrooke and surrounding areas. Local geology, botany, zoology and natural history are just a few of the topics covered in the presentations.

Some of the programs under consideration for fall and winter are Bees, Venomous Creatures of the Desert, Edible Plants of the Desert, Cattle Ranching, Arizona Weather, Catalina State Park Nature Program and Cotton.

Special events may involve exploring nature right here in SaddleBrooke, day trips and even multi-day excursions!

Opportunities to volunteer with the Nature Club are numerous. Members are regularly at Catalina State Park, local schools and groups.

Club membership is $15 a year for an individual or $20 per household.

This includes free admission to all monthly presentations, priority access to limited availability special activities and events and Nature Club email notices.

For more information visit our website, or contact Dan Chase at 818-0715.