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August 21 Audubon Birdwalk Along the Río Laja

Snowy Egret

By Signe Hammer, photos by Bob Graham Audubon de México leads a birdwalk on the third Sunday of each month; this month, it’s on August 21, the day after tomorrow. Each walk heads to one of four sites within an easy drive from Centro. This Sunday, with leaders Norman Besman, Mike Wheatcroft, Luke Rich, and [...]

July 17 Audubon Birdwalk at Peña Blanca

Common Raven

Green San Miguel By Signe Hammer, photos by Bob Graham and Wayne Colony Audubon holds a birdwalk on the third Sunday of each month—this month that’s July 17. With leaders Bob Graham, Mike Wheatcroft, and Norman Besman, we’ll head to Peña Blanca, a few miles past the Presa Allende, where open farmland and a tree-lined [...]

Special June 19 Audubon Birdwalk at El Charco del Ingenio

Blue Grosbeak

Green San Miguel By Signe Hammer Note special meeting place and time! Due to the annual Locos Parade, Audubon de México’s June birdwalk will meet on Sunday, June 19, at 8am inside the main entrance of San Miguel de Allende’s beautiful botanical garden, El Charco del Ingenio. Cabdrivers will know how to get there from [...]

The Botany of Desire: A Plant’s-Eye View of the World

The botany of desire

By April Gaydos The Botany of Desire is Audubon de Mexico’s second film presentation on the nature of plants and our relationship with them. The film is based on the book of the same name by award-winning journalist and author Michael Pollan. For the past 25 years Pollan has focused his work on the places [...]

What Do Plants Talk About?

Bee and flower

Green San Miguel By April Gaydos Plants. They provide us with food, shelter, clothing, life-saving medicine, and sensory pleasure. They are so important to us that we count, classify, and study how they grow. We cultivate, coddle, and genetically modify them. We water, compost, and talk to them; move them around like furniture; prune, cut, [...]

Audubon Birdwalk at Richly Varied Río Laja Site

Green Heron

Green San Miguel By Signe Hammer, photos by Wayne Colony and Bob Graham Audubon leads a birdwalk on the third Sunday of every month. This month, that’s the 15th, the day after tomorrow. With leaders Luke Rich and Norman Besman, we’ll bird along a tree-shaded trail by the Río Laja, near the bridge on the [...]

Audubon Birdwalk along the Rio Laja near Rancho Jaguar

Green Kingfisher

Green San Miguel By Signe Hammer Audubon leads a birdwalk on the third Sunday of every month—this month, that’s April 17, the day after tomorrow. With leaders Norman Besman and Luke Rich, we’ll head to a particularly beautiful spot along the Rio Laja. We may find Great and Snowy Egrets fishing in the river, along [...]

Sustainable Optimism

Rob Lerner

Green San Miguel By April Gaydos Audubon de Mexico Nature Matters Presentation Sustainable Optimism Tue, Apr 19, 1:30-3pm El Nigromante, Bellas Artes M. Malo Auditorio, Hernández Macías 75 415 111 4518 60 pesos (Audubon members free) Climate change, biodiversity loss, overpopulation, poverty, resource depletion, habitat destruction, ocean acidification, sea level rise—what’s there to be [...]

The Milpa: Linking Health, Nutrition, and Agrobiodiversity


Green San Miguel By Meritxell Solé On Saturday, April 30, we celebrate the Fourth Annual Seed Festival organized by Vía Orgánica in collaboration with the San Miguel de Allende municipality. Join us in this celebration of life, real food, cultural diversity, and traditional knowledge! Seed Festival Sat, Apr 30, 9am–5pm Parque Juárez Through the years, [...]

Close Encounters of the Hummingbird Kind: Repeat Performance!

Broadbilled hummingbird

Green San Miguel By April Gaydos If you didn’t have a chance to attend Audubon’s sold-out Hummingbird Encounter event in March, Sandra Young has graciously volunteered to host a second event at her home on Tuesday, April 12. This event will provide you with a special opportunity to encounter the abundant hummingbirds in her garden [...]

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