Go wild with Audubon!
By Sheridan Sansegundo
Audubon de Mexico is throwing the party of parties to celebrate 45 years of protecting the environment, promoting a love of nature, and encouraging responsible stewardship of the natural treasures of San Miguel. Held in a beautiful setting, the gala will start with sunset cocktails, tapas and a chance to see the myriad hummingbirds for which the venue is famous. A steaming paella feast under the night sky will follow. The marimbas will swing, the wine will flow, and the evening will bring roasts, toasts, and surprises. Perhaps foremost among the surprises will be the visiting mojigangas, which on this occasion will include a special, one-of-a-kind, made-just-for-Audubon showstopper—a vermilion flycatcher who loves to boogie (can you boogie to marimba… who loves to go wild?)! Robert Haas, who has been a member for nearly 30 years and was the society’s president in the late 1980s and early 1990s, will be the recipient of Audubon’s first annual Environmental Legacy Award. Under his watch, the society rescued Parque Juárez from complete neglect, supported the El Charco tree-planting and nesting islands projects and worked towards stopping unsustainable logging of the native oak forest in the Santa Rosa Mountains—100 hectares are now a national reserve. If you would like to be one of those supporting Audubon and help to protect everything wild in San Miguel on October 6, tickets are available from Camino Silvestre on Zacateros or online at www.audubonmex.org. Seating is limited and advance purchase is required.
Go Wild with Audubon
45th Anniversary Celebration
Sat, Oct 6, 6-9pm
At a private residence famous for hummingbirds
Tickets 750 pesos from Camino Silvestre
or at www.audubonmex.org