Category archives for: Green

Family Fun at the International Hummingbird and Birds of Guanajuato Festival

Violet Crowned Hummingbird

By Mila Villasana A great afternoon for families is planned for Sunday, September 27, 1-5pm, at Plaza La Luciérnaga, near the amphitheater, as part of the “Nature in the City” third annual International Hummingbird and Birds of Guanajuato Festival, hosted by Camino Silvestre, El Charco del Ingenio, and Audubon de Mexico. Family Day Sun, Sep [...]

September 20 Audubon Birdwalk Along the Río Laja


By Signe Hammer San Miguel’s own Audubon de Mexico leads a birdwalk on the third Sunday of each month; this month, it’s on the 20th, the day after tomorrow. Each walk heads to one of five different sites within an easy drive from Centro. This Sunday, with leaders Norman Besman and Luke Rich, we’ll head [...]

Orchids: Beautiful, Mysterious, and Easy to Grow


Green San Miguel By Chuck Friedman What is it about orchids that people find exotic and mysterious? Perhaps it’s because there’s no such thing as an ugly orchid. Or maybe it’s because it’s the world’s most advanced plant, and there are more species of orchids (between 20,000 and 30,000) than any other plant on Earth [...]

Project Pollinator!

Garza in the garden

Green San Miguel By April Gaydos On Saturday, July 11, approximately 150 people—students from Audubon de Mexico’s Niños y Naturaleza (NyN) program, along with their parents, teachers, and community volunteers—took part in the Festival de Niños y Naturaleza at Parque Benito Juárez. The festival was the grand finale of Audubon’s NyN program for the 2014/2015 [...]

Let’s All Celebrate Parque Guadiana!

Green San Miguel By Donna Phillips Amigos del Parque Guadiana is a nonprofit group of neighbors working together to improve, protect, and sustain the beauty and integrity of Guadiana Park. Please join us in the park Sunday, August 2, at 4:30pm. We will celebrate our renovation of the upper level of Parque Guadiana with a [...]

July 19 Audubon Birdwalk at Peña Blanca


By Signe Hammer Audubon leads a birdwalk on the third Sunday of the month; this month, that’s the 19th. With leaders Mike Wheatcroft and Norman Besman, we’ll head to Peña Blanca, a few miles past the Presa Allende. Open farmland and a tree-lined stream provide habitat for a wide range of raptors and songbirds, from [...]

Audubon to Host Niños y Naturaleza Festival and Seeks Volunteers

Green San Miguel By Mila Villasana On Saturday, July 11, Audubon de Mexico will host its third Niños y Naturaleza Festival for children and their parents, to be held Parque Juárez. We are seeking volunteers to help make this an unforgettable event for our students and community. Green Niños y Naturaleza Festival Sat, Jul 11, [...]

Audubon Birdwalk Along the Rio Laja

Golden fronted Wookpecker

Green San Miguel By Signe Hammer, photo by Bob Graham With leaders Norman Besman and Mike Wheatcroft, we’ll head to the bridge over the Río 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 a [...]

Las Aves del Río Laja

GREEN AUDUBON Green Kinfisher

Por Signe Hammer, foto por Wayne Colony Guiados por Luke Rich y Norman Besman visitaremos el Río Laja, cerca del puente en Montecillo de Nieto. Allí existen tierras de cultivo y grandes árboles que proporcionan un hábitat para muchas aves. Paseo de aves Sociedad Audubon de México Dom, May 17, 7:45am-12pm Frente el Instituto Allende [...]

May 17 Audubon Birdwalk at Richly Varied Rio Laja Site


By Signe Hammer With leaders Luke Rich and Norman Besman, 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, as well as such [...]

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