Category archives for: Green

Everything’s Coming up Roses and Radishes, Even Rhubarb

By Terri Peterson This year our San Miguel Garden Club’s fabulous free flower show, “Flores y Frutas Mixta,” will feature arrangements combining an unusual variety of vegetation grown in our personal gardens, along countryside roads, in orchards, forests, and the desert. We’re mixing things up with fantastic, fun, and phenomenal arrangement combinations incorporating veggies, fruits, [...]

March 15 Audubon Birdwalk at Peña Blanca

Cassin's Kingbird, photo by Bob Graham

Green San Miguel By Signe Hammer The March Audubon birdwalk heads to Peña Blanca, a few miles past the Presa Allende, where a tree-lined stream and open farmland provide habitat for a rich variety of birds. With leaders Norman Besman, Bob Graham, Luke Rich, Mike Wheatcroft, and myself, we’ll look for such lingering winter migrants [...]

Second Annual Urban Garden Series Organized by Local Food Network


By Luc Monzies Don’t miss this year’s urban gardening series. If you attended last year, you’ll remember that all of the events sold out, so reserve ahead of time! This year, the panel discussion will be held in Casa Colectiva’s community living room that fits up to 50 people comfortably. The panel will be preceded [...]

San Miguel Garden Club Hosts International Horticulturist David Tarrant

David will speak about his extraordinary garden tours to South Africa

Green San Miguel   By Terri Peterson If you are a lover of gardening, gardens, plants, and particularly interesting presentations, you will not want to miss this event with David Tarrant as he shares his fascinating horticultural experience and expertise. Highly respected expert and 17-year Canadian Broadcasting television host, Tarrant will speak about his extraordinary [...]

February 15 Audubon Bird Walk at Tree-lined Río Laja Site

Blue Groskeak

By Signe Hammer, photo by Norman Besman Come and bird along a leafy trail by the Rio Laja, near the bridge on the new road to Guanajuato. With leaders Norman Besman, Mike Wheatcroft, and Signe Hammer, we’ll look for residents and winter visitors: Green and Belted Kingfishers, Blue and Black-headed Grosbeaks, Lark Sparrows, Wilson’s and [...]

Come Dance and Listen to María and Benefit Amigos del Parque Guadiana

María Chávez

By Signe Hammer San Miguel’s own María will entertain at VC and Friends on Wednesday, Feb 18, with songs for dancing and listening to benefit Amigos del Parque Guadiana. Well-known to Sanmiguelenses, María plans a mixed bill in two sets, including Latin love songs, songs to great dance beats like bachata and cumbia, and golden [...]

Birding 101: Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Birds

Vermillon Flycatcher

By Signe Hammer, photo by Bob Graham Do you ever wonder about those colorful red or yellow birds in your patio? Want to know the difference between a warbler and a wren, a Kiskadee and a kingbird? Every bird we don’t know is a delightful mystery and birds provide clues to their identities with their [...]

Join the Great Backyard Bird Count!

Audubon Birdwalk

Green San Miguel By Signe Hammer and April Gaydos, photos by Bob Graham The Great Backyard Bird Count (GBBC) is an annual four-day event in which more than 100,000 people of all ages, all over the world, find and count birds to create a real-time snapshot of bird populations. Anyone can take part, from beginners [...]

January 18 Audubon Birdwalk along the Río Laja


By Signe Hammer, photo by Wayne Colony With leaders Luke Rich, Norman Besman, Signe Hammer, and Mike Wheatcroft, we’ll head to the bridge over the Rio Laja at Montecillo de Nieto, just past the back road into Atontonilco. From the bridge and along the banks of the river, we’ll look for birds that flourish in [...]

Birding by Colors


By April Gaydos Birds play many important roles in our environment: pollinating plants, controlling insects, dispersing seeds, and recycling nutrients back into the earth. Their changing patterns of migration and population can tell us about the effects of climate change, water quality, and changes to the landscape that affect not only birds, but people and [...]

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