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Organic urban gardening in San Miguel

Farmer Luc Monzies

By Luc Monzies Urban gardening is a global movement to grow fresh delicious food within city limits. It is environmentally responsible, great for your health and a lot of fun. This healthy activity has really taken off in San Miguel as more and more people and businesses are growing food in all kinds of tight [...]

Organic farming certification now official in Mexico

GREEN organico

By Jenny Cook As the dangers to human health of commercially produced and genetically modified foods are increasingly observed, local organic food producers can finally receive official organic certification for their fruits and vegetables in Mexico. San Miguel’s Organic Market committee will now embark on peer certification for local farmers. Officials from REDACC—Mexico’s national network [...]

Dead foxes found in El Charco


By César Arias During the last weeks of June the Botanical Garden staff found several dead bodies of gray fox (Urocyon cinereoargenteus). This native species is in the process of rehabilitation in the ecological preserve. The cause of death has not been determined but all signs suggest poisoning. This could have been poison left directly [...]

Gala Benefit will honor past president Linda Whynman

Audubon Photo by Rodrigo U. López V

By Alexis White When the Sociedad Audubon de México holds its Bird of a Feather gala on Thursday, July 24, it will honor its past president Linda Whynman with a tribute most befitting this former teacher. Gala proceeds will help fund Kids + Nature, a new Audubon school outreach program that has been developed to [...]

July 20 Audubon Birdwalk at Peña Blanca

Bewick's Wren, photo by Minette Layne

By Signe Hammer   Audubon leads a birdwalk on the third Sunday of the month—this month, that’s the 20th, the day after tomorrow. With leaders Mike Wheatcroft, Luke Rich and Norman Besman, we’ll head to Peña Blanca, a few miles past the Presa Allende. There, open farmland and a tree-lined stream provide habitat for a [...]

Radio Days


By Pilar Quintanilla Martínez Seconds away from broadcasting, palms sweat as we nervously prepare for the first live episode. Now: clear the throat, breath deeply, and remember that with over 450,000 people tuning in from the surrounding communities, this is our most powerful communication tool. On-Air flashes, countdown starts and we are LIVE. Vía Orgánica [...]

Audubon, Amigos, and Grupo Modelo dig in on World Environment Day

World Environment Day 2014

By Frank Gaydos When is the best time to plant a tree? 20 years ago. When is the second best time to plant a tree? Right now. Chinese Proverb The landscape looks a little different down at the Presa Allende near San Miguel Viejo these days. On June 5 and 7, in celebration of World [...]

Audubon Birdwalk goes to the Día de los Locos Parade

Vermilion Flycatcher by Bob Graham

Green San Miguel By Signe Hammer Audubon’s birdwalks are held on the third Sunday of the month, but the day after tomorrow, June 15,  is Día de los Locos. We are, therefore, canceling our June birdwalk so that everyone can enjoy the parade. Keep an eye out for our signature Vermilion Flycatcher among the mojigangas! [...]

Vía Orgánica: Celebrating five years of organic growth

Green Via Organica

By Pilar Five years ago this May, Vía Orgánica opened its doors in colonia Guadalupe with the goal of creating a network of consumers and producers to promote traditional farming practices, while increasing awareness and availability of organics in Mexico. Vía Orgánica has come a long way since 2009 thanks to the continued support of [...]

May 18 Audubon birdwalk at richly varied Río Laja site

Green - Green Kingfisher

By Signe Hammer, photos by Wayne Colony With leaders Luke Rich and Mike Wheatcroft, we’ll walk along a tree-shaded trail by the Río Laja, near the bridge on the new road to Guanajuato. Along the river, we’ll look for green kingfishers, green herons and egrets. In the trees, we may spot blue and black-headed grosbeaks, [...]

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