Upcoming Special Events


6th Annual Arizona Insect Festival

Sunday, September 18, 2016  11 AM - 4:00 PM

The annual Arizona Insect Festival is hosted by the University of Arizona. This free fun event has something for the whole family from the serious to the sublime. SEABA will display beautiful specimens of many of the local butterflies and moths, gorgeous butterfly photos taken by our members, and some live caterpillars munching on their favorite host plants. Further information on this wonderful event can be found at Arizona Insect Festival


SEABA Election Results

At the May 17, 2016 Monthly Meeting, Larry Fellows was elected President, Gerry Wolfe was elected Vice President, and Yvonne Bourgeois was elected as an Executive at Large to fill the position vacated by Larry when he was elected President. The current SEABA Executive Committe is as follows:


2016-2017 Executive Committee

(one year term)

President: Larry Fellows
Vice President: Gerry Wolfe
Acting Secretary: Sharon Atwell
Treasurer: Priscilla Brodkin

Executives at Large
(three year term)

Yvonne Bourgeois (elected 05/2016)
Sharon Overstreet (elected 05/2015)

Bill Adams (elected 05/2014)

Mary Adams (elected 05/2014)

Karen Nickey (elected 05/2014)

Appointed Positions:

Hospitality Chair: Vacant
Education Chair: Fred Heath
Membership Chair: Cindy Bethard
Field Trip Coordinator: Vacant
Webmasters: Gerry and Vicki Wolfe
Publicity: Vicki Wolfe
Program Chair: Vacant


Previous Special Events

Service Project: Tumacácori Pollinator Blitz

Saturday, August 20, 2016   8:00 AM - 1:30 PM

The National Park Service (NPS) and Sky Island Alliance are working to develop pollinator gardens at Tumacácori National Historic Park. To accomplish this, they need to better understand which species of insect pollinators currently occur in the park. SEABA and other insect pollinator experts, including persons from the University of Arizona, the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum, and Alianza Mariposa Monarcha, were invited to help survey and document park pollinators in this dawn to after dark event. The NPS also recruited the participation of other pollinator specialists (bats, hummingbirds, bees, etc.) for this blitz.


Five SEABA members surveyed for butterflies within the park boundaries for approximately 6 hours and identified 34 species.


Grasslands Fair at Buenos Aires NWR

November 14, 2015     10 AM - 3:30 PM

SEABA had a booth at the 6th annual Grassland Fair at Buenos Aires NWR Headquarters. The Grassland Fair celebrates the Buenos Aires National Wildlife Refuge and the Altar Valley grasslands. The fair is free and features educational presentations, live animals, land management agencies, live music, great food, local art vendors, nature exhibits, children's activities, archery lessons, and so much more! More information on the annual Grasslands Fair can be found on the Buenos Aires NWR website or by calling the Refuge at (520) 823-4251.