Date: 3/3/17 3:28 pm From: Jonathan Lutz <jlutz...> Subject: [AZNMbirds] Paton Center: open, construction-free this weekend
Good evening, birders.
The Paton Center for Hummingbirds remains open for visitation and birding. The front yard feeding station and meadow gardens are attracting a nice variety of species. The Violet-crowned Hummingbird is being seen daily, but it helps to be here early (before 9:00 am). We've received a nice push of Broad-billed Hummingbirds this week, with at least a dozen individuals distributed across the property.
The long-awaited opening of the Patons' backyard is still 2-3 weeks away. However, tomorrow (Saturday, March 4) I will be hosting a sneak preview of the new pavilion area from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm. Visitors will have an opportunity to try out our new wheelchair-friendly (ADA compliant) surface and get a feel for what the new viewing area will be like. Keep in mind we still have a lot of work to do, including rock retaining walls and a hearty amount of landscaping.
Best regards, Jonathan
Jonathan E. Lutz Paton Center Coordinator Tucson Audubon Society (520) 415-6447 tucsonaudubon.org