Date: 11/8/17 7:23 am From: Jonathan Lutz <jlutz...> Subject: [AZNMbirds] Paton Center backyard CLOSED. Front yard, meadow garden OPEN
Good morning, fellow birders!
Yesterday (Tuesday, November 7) we began the final phase of revitalizing the Paton Center's backyard viewing area. The backyard will be closed until approximately December 15 while a crew constructs a permanent viewing shelter. Some construction activity and noise will be present at the property during this period.
The public is welcome to access the front yard viewing area and the Richard Grand Memorial Meadow. Both spaces remain open during construction. The latter is the large garden adjacent to Blue Heaven Road. The Paton-TNC trail is also open.
Today we're continuing to make adjustments to both seed and hummer feeders to maximize viewing opportunities. The birds are responding well--a small group of Canyon Towhees are enjoying the brush pile and drip station in the front yard as I type. A Violet-crowned Hummingbird was visiting a pair of feeders by the meadow pond yesterday afternoon.
Thank you for your patience during this period. If you have questions or concerns, please feel free to email me. I look forward to seeing you soon in Patagonia!
Warm regards, Jonathan Lutz
Jonathan E. Lutz Paton Center Coordinator Tucson Audubon Society (520) 415-6447 tucsonaudubon.org