go wild with audubon
On a mission to secure San Miguel’s path to a sustainable future.
Due to the urgent need to contain the COVID-19 virus,
all Audubon events are postponed to a later date.
We wish you the best of health and recommend regular
doses of Vitamin N during these stressful times.
World Water Week in San Miguel – Postponed
March 21-26, 2020
Water needs more than a single day of acknowledgement, dontcha think?? Audubon and our AguaVida SMA partners have planned fun and educational events taking place across several days before and after World Water Day (March 22). We invite you to take a look at what’s coming up and join in!
Wild Arts Festival Posponed
The Wild Arts Festival will be postponed until later in the year.
Taking our students outdoors where nature lives, to learn and to engage them in experiences that change their perspective of the world around them.
Mexican study shows that children who grow up feeling close to nature are happier and more likely to care for the planet than those who suffer from ‘nature deficit disorder’.
FUN & ADVENTURE
Attract Wildlife to your Garden
Information about plants, planting, resources and other good things to know about making your garden wildlife friendly.
Watch Ecologist Amanda Schnochet
An inspiring Ted Talk about how Amanda found a glimmer hope for the future by studying how bumble bees survive by navigating small urban land patches… and learned that even one passionate gardener can make a positive impact.
Great Backyard Bird Count Results!
Audubon de Mexico has been participating in the Great Backyard Bird Count each February since 2012. This year our group counted along a stretch of the Rio Laja near Cieneguita. 650 birds and 52 species were counted, including the most diverse array of raptors we have ever recorded in one location. A fun day with a great group of people under clear blue skies.
Thanks to everyone who came out to count!
Take a gander at this ebird article about the impact of counting birds for science and conservation.
This amazing event took place at Plaza de Toros with six superstar chefs, preparing an extraordinary 7 course meal with ingredients sourced locally or within Mexico. Each course was paired with a complementary wine or spirit.
We are deeply appreciative of our local chefs: Donnie Masterton,The Restaurant; Mariano Alvarez, Buenos Aires Bistro; J.J. Castañeda, Fatima 7; Olivier Deboise, Áperi and Greta Ortega, Mivida and Baja Chef and restaurateur Javier Plascencia. Thank you to our SilvestreWild guests and the many volunteers who supported this event.
Proceeds from our Wild Food Adventures support our school garden programs, which provide grade school children with real-world skills and an outdoor classroom that draws them in to the world of nature.
Go Wild over Audubon’s Local Food Adventures
We are having so much fun with our Wild Food Adventures!
July’s Summer Harvest Feast took place within the beautiful setting of Casa Adela, located near Atotonilco. Our SilvestreWild team of chefs created a spectacular meal for guests to savor and remember, with most elements roasted or grilled over an open fire. Early in the day, Chef Mariano Alvarez, a master at gaucho style, Argentine open fire cooking, built the fire and set out his grills and pans in preparation of the arrival of rest of the team: chefs Donnie Masterton, Greta Ortega and JJ Castaneda. Each chef prepared two dishes using their skills and fire to bring out the fullest flavors of the ingredients. The results were amazing. Also amazing was the welcome cocktail made with Santo Cuviso’s sublime Bacanora Blanco served with the juice of freshly harvested tuna over ice, a recipe created by Chef Donnie Masterton.
On June 11th we ventured to Finca Luna Serena farm for an Olive Fest, which included an informative talk about olives and olive oils, followed by an olive oil tasting and an incredible buffet dinner featuring some form of olives in each and every dish. Many thanks to Finca Luna Serena owners, Victor Guttierez and Susan Chamberlin for their hospitality.
In April we launched our Wild Food Adventure series at recently opened Fatima 7 roof top restaurant located within the Casa Blanca Hotel. Many thanks to Chef JJ Castaneda and Chef/owner Donnie Masterton for sumptuous food enjoyed on the fabulous roof-top setting. Thank you also to Vinedo San Miguel for the incredible selection of scrumptious wines.