Botanical Walking Tour at Amerind with Dr. Lyn Loveless



Botanical Walking Tour at Amerind with Dr. Lyn Loveless

Saturday, September 10, 2022, 8:30 am

This two-hour walk, some of it off the road and trail, will give us a glimpse of some of the botanical wonders that the Amerind holds. Depending on how much rain we have had, we should see some lovely patches of flowers and will get a sense of how many native species actually can be found in just a short ramble. Participants should be prepared to walk one-two miles over uneven ground at a moderate pace. Please wear long pants to protect your legs from prickly plants, sturdy walking shoes or light hiking boots, and be prepared with water, snacks, sunscreen, and a hat. Walking sticks are welcome if you want a little extra stability.

Lyn is an ecologist and botanist who has been working at Amerind for over a decade studying floral biology and genetics of Coral Bean, a hummingbird-pollinated shrub. She is never happier than when she’s out in the field, seeking out new plant finds. Before her retirement and relocation to Tucson, she was a Professor of Biology at The College of Wooster in Wooster, Ohio. She has also done a great deal of research in the tropics, especially in Brazil and Panama.

The price is $20 per person. The tour will be limited to 20 guests, with 8 spaces available to Amerind members at no cost. Space is limited on a first-come-first-served basis for h paid and free slots. Amerind members must call Annie Larkin at 520-686-1336 to reserve their free space.

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To reserve one of the free member spaces, please call Annie Larkin at 520-686-1336.

Free Online Exhibit Talk: Hummingbirds and Desert Flowers – Becoming Attractions with Dr. John P. Schaefer

Hummingbird photo by DR. John P. Schaefer

Hummingbirds and Desert Flowers -Becoming Attractions


Amerind Free Online Exhibit Talk:

Hummingbirds and Desert Flowers – Becoming Attractions with Dr. John P. Schaefer

Saturday, August 21, 2021, 11:00 am – Arizona Time


John P. Schaefer, PhD became fascinated with birds as a Boy Scout in the late 1940s, when he chose to pursue a merit badge in Bird Study. His experience of identifying studying bird species stayed with him and bird watching became a passion. Photography also played a role in his personal and professional life but, perhaps surprisingly, he never tried to marry the two until recently. Photographing birds is a distinct challenge, requiring time, patience, and special equipment. Living adjacent to Saguaro National Park in an area with a landscape that has been respected by those around us has made his yard a safe and welcoming environment for wildlife, including visiting and breeding birds. Feeders have attracted Anna’s, Black-chinned, Broad-billed, and Costa’s Hummingbirds to us on a year-round basis. After a few years of getting acquainted, he decided to try his hand at photographing these hummingbirds in action.

Dr. John P. Schaefer enjoys a reputation as a skilled photographer, in addition to his teaching and research. He is founder of the University of Arizona Center for Creative Photography, the archive center of Ansel Adams’ photography, and the author of three best-selling books on photographic techniques. His photographs have appeared in publications including, “Arizona Highways.”

The online program is free, but space is limited. To register visit: