The Southwestern New Mexico Audubon Society serves communities in four counties;
Silver City, Deming, Lordsburg, Glenwood, Cliff, Reserve, the Mimbres Valley, and the Gila National Forest.
Arizona and New Mexico Audubon Chapter Gathering
April 24 - 26 at the Murray Hotel Ballroom at 200 W Broadway, Silver City. Join fellow chapter leaders, volunteers, and members in Silver City for a weekend of Birding, interactive workshops, and peer-to-peer networking. Keynote speaker Terry Root, Professor Emerita at Stanford University, will provide a talk about climate change and what the latest science says about our warming world. Terry is the Nobel Prize winning lead author of the "Intergovernmental Panel for Climate Change 4th Assessment Report" and a former member of Audubon's National Board of Directors. Additional special guests include National Audubon staff David Ringer, Chief Network Officer, Elizabeth Sorrel, Vice President of Audience Engagement, and Njambi Good, Vice President of the Central and Pacific Flyway. Stay tuned for more information.
Plants, Pollinators and Climate Change Mural
The Mimbres Region Arts Council Youth Mural at the corner of Broadway and Texas Street in downtown Silver City is completed! The mural theme, “Plants, Pollinators and Climate Change,” was proposed by SWNM Audubon and designed by Aldo Leopold High School art students, under the direction of teacher Alison Phillips, with input from supporting organizations and based on original photographs by Elroy Limmer. Mimbreño designs bridge past with present, the border consists of blue to red stripes depicting global temperature changes over the last 100 years.
In addition to a highly competitive National Audubon grant of $4500, mural sponsors include Town and Country Garden Club, National Audubon Society’s Coleman and Susan Burke Center for Native Plants, Gila Native Plant Society, SWNMA member Linda Gerritson, Grant County Archaeological Society, and Grant County Beekeepers.