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Monthly Programs

Join us for our monthly programs, listed below, on the first Friday of the month at 7:00 pm. Location is on the WNMU campus in HARLAN HALL, 12th & Alabama Streets, unless otherwise noted in the program listing.

Light refreshments are served after the program — all programs are free, and everyone is welcome to attend. Please note: Summer months we take a break, so our May program is the last one for the season, and monthly programs resume in October.

Birds & Brews Program

The fourth Thursday of the month, 5:15 pm, in the back room of Little Toad Creek Brewery, Bullard & Broadway, downtown Silver City. Birds & Brews brings birding friends together for informative programs and conversation.

Seating is limited so you must signup to receive the Program Announcement and please RSVP to get on the door list. Contact: sladeranch@gmail.com. We encourage you to support the Toad by ordering food and/or drinks as they do not charge for the room.

Natural History, Conservation Concerns and Citizen Science Efforts of Horned Lizards

W/ Emily Pollom

Friday, March 6, 2020

Emily Pollom will be presenting on the natural history, conservation concerns, and citizen science efforts of horned lizards. A charismatic icon of the American Southwest, these lizards actually range from Canada throughout Mexico. They are highly adapted for survival in a variety of environments but face threats such as invasive ants, insecticide use, and habitat loss. Please join us to learn about what might be America's favorite lizard and what we can do to support them!

Emily grew up in Kentucky but since graduating with a degree in Conservation Biology in 2009, has traveled through the US contributing to different research projects ranging from Roseate Tern restoration in New England to Bald Eagle conservation in Arizona. She now calls Silver City her home and is enjoying delving into the ecology and conservation needs of New Mexico's flora and fauna.

All are welcome to enjoy light refreshments after the program at Harlan Hall, WNMU campus.

The Men Behind The Birds

W/ Brian Dolton

Friday, April 3, 2020

Of the 300+ birds of Grant County, a good number bear somebody’s name.

Who are these people who’ve lent their names to everything from sparrows to sandpipers, kingbirds to woodpeckers? From Baird to Townsend, from Cassin to Wilson, we’ll take a tour through the naturalists, explorers, and dilettantes who have achieved a kind of immortality.

Brian Dolton will present this program. Brian is originally from England but has been a Silver City resident for eleven years. He does not have any birds named after him.

All are welcome to enjoy light refreshments after the program at Harlan Hall, WNMU campus.