Birds, bats, bugs, and butterflies all have one thing in common: flight. These animals will be featured during the Festival of Flight at the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum on October 14, 15, and 16, from 8:30am to 5:00pm each day.
ASDM invites you to: “Spend the day enjoying raptor programs, live bat encounters and lectures, tequila tasting, hummingbirds, live bugs, special presentations, hands-on science exploration and much more! Families of all ages can enjoy fun winged-themed arts and crafts projects. There will be a special menu at the Ironwood Restaurant that will give you the opportunity to enjoy a meal that is directly connected to biodiversity while you enjoy live music throughout the Museum grounds.”
Take a free photography class October 15 & 16 at 10:00 a.m. (Pre-registration required).
Did you know that the bumblebee bat is the smallest mammal or that butterflies taste with their feet? You may be wondering what tequila tasting has to do with flight. Tequila and similar spirits come from agave plants which are pollinated by bats, hummingbirds, moths, bees, and other insects.
Come to ASDM and learn many surprising facts.
See the Desert Museum Festival of Flight page which includes some natural history and a schedule of events here.
See description and schedules for other daily events here.
The normal daily Raptor Free Flight program will resume after its summer hiatus on October 14th, and continue through April 15th, 2012 (10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. daily, weather permitting).
See you there.
All photos from ASDM Digital Library.
ASDM’s digital library has photos and information about plants, animals, minerals, and biotic communities. Check it out.