At our March meeting our speaker Krys Hammers, president of Desert Rivers Audubon Society, treated us with recordings of songs from birds that we might hear in our gardens. We learned that mocking birds always prefer to sing three different songs in a series, rather than just sing one song as other birds do. Birds in the Sonoran Desert actually prefer a garden with only native plants. They are accustomed to the seeds and nectar of flowers of native plants, which survive on much less water than non-native plants. Water is a precious resource in the desert. The less we use in our habitats, the more water is available for our riparian areas, streams and rivers for birds and other living things in the wilderness.
This year our club celebrates our sweet 16 years of existence. For our April meeting our past presidents were invited to reminisce their activities during the time when they were in office. We will end our monthly meeting with a luncheon in the dining room of Sun Lakes Country Club.
If you want more information or are interested in becoming a member of the Sun Lakes Garden Club please contact Nancy Sjolin at 883-3411 or visit our website at www.sunlakesgardenclub.com.