Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Dr. Kathryn Stoner, Department Head of Fish, Wildlife and Conservation Ecology at NMSU, will discuss the amazing lives of bats.  Learn about the importance of the nectarivorous bats and their role in pollination in our region.

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Steve Carey, long-time friend of MVAS and retired from NM State Parks, will give us a presentation on Monarch Butterflies and the importance of documenting their presence in southern New Mexico.  Steve will recruit volunteers for Monarch surveys.  Training at a subsequent workshop will be provided.

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Matt Boggie, NMSU PhD student in biology, wil speak on Greater Sandhill Cranes in New Mexico.  Matt is our 2016 recipient of the Richard Bischoff scholarship.  He is studying the winter habitat conditions and survival along the Rio Grande.


Membership meetings and programs are held the third Wednesday of each month at the Southwest Environmental Center, 275 N. Downtown Mall.  Join us at 6:30pm  for a social gathering.  Programs begin at 7:00pm immediately following the business meeting and announcements.  Questions?  Contact Jennifer Montoya at 526-1320.