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National Parks Store: Backyard Javelinas

Presented by Dr. Cecil Schwalbe


Dr. Cecil Schwalbe’s warm sense of humor will enlighten and entertain as he shares his observations of the wild backyard visitors--javelinas.

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For the past dozen years, Dr. Cecil Schwalbe and his wife, Carol, have lived in the buffer zone just west of Saguaro National Park East. They have lovingly named their home the Schwalbe Beast and Breakfast where they have spent many an hour observing the diverse and abundant wildlife that visit their backyard pond. Native frogs and fish reside in the pond, drawing desert predators into their backyard banquet–namely, javelinas.

Join Cecil as he shares his observations of these wild backyard visitors. This presentation of slides and stories is the second in his Living on the Edge series. In this installment, he will address the behavior and ecology of javelinas living on this edge of human civilization, including surprising insights into the leadership of a javelina herd and tough decisions the herd has to make. Cecil’s warm sense of humor will enlighten and entertain.



Event Category:

Event Tags: animals, educational, free, presentation

Date:
Saturday, October 10, 2015
Time:
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Place:
The National Parks Store
12880 N. Vistoso Village Dr.
Tucson, AZ 85755 United States
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Contact:
520-622-6014
Cost:
Free
To reserve seats, please call 520-622-6014 during business hours, beginning one week prior to the event.

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