Botany Walk at Tucson Audubon Nature Shop and Surrounding Neighborhood
Trip difficulty: Easy. 2-mile walk through neighborhood streets and sidewalks, with occasionally uneven, and dusty terrain. Public restrooms are available at the Historic Y.
Have you ever wanted to know what that plant that you always walk past is? Would you like to join us for a walk around some of our historic neighborhoods and learn about them? Tony Figueroa, Invasive Plant Program Manager, will be leading an educational plant walk through the neighborhoods surrounding the Nature Shop. This will be a fun informative walk, we will be walking slowly and looking at any and all plants that capture our attention. We would like to share the love of plants with the community and make the connection between plants and birds. We will discuss the importance of native species and the threats to critical habitats from non-native species. Being in a developed area, this plant talk will be able to provide recommendations for plants that you could use in your own yard instead of some of the common non-native plants that are often selected.
Special note – You might typically bring binoculars with you to Tucson Audubon events, and you can bring them to this event also as we will stop to appreciate any birds we see. But our main focus will be looking at small plants and their fine structures so bring a magnifying glass, your readers, or a hand lens if you have one.
Leader: Tony Figueroa (TFigueroa@tucsonaudubon.org)
Registration for this trip is free. Register here beginning Feb 11, 7:00 AM.
Header Image: American Wigeon by Stephen Nelson