This close-up photo of a rabbit, taken by Brack Brown, is one of the many pictures of local critters that will be shown on Sept. 27.

The Sonoran Desert and Rincon Valley are home to a great variety of wildlife that many residents of The Academy Village had not encountered before moving here.

Starting at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday (Sept. 27), some of those animals will be featured in a slide show in the Arizona Senior Academy’s Great Room.

The photographers will have an opportunity to comment on and explain the pictures they’ve taken.

Photos will be accepted through Sept. 13; submission should be made electronically (JPEG or PDF preferred) to

Written by Marcia Neugebauer, Academy Village Volunteer

More Info on attending an event
Academy Village is an active-adult community located off Old Spanish Trail six miles southeast of Saguaro National Park East. Its residents support the Arizona Senior Academy, a non-profit charitable organization whose mission includes offering free concerts and lectures to the public.

These events are held in the Great Room of The ASA Building adjacent to the Academy Village Community Center. Due to the popularity of cultural events, non-residents who wish to ensure priority seating are advised to make reservations by email at or by phone at (520) 647-0980. To learn more about the Academy, go to

Parking for visitors is in the lot behind the Community Center. All parking spaces in front of the Academy building are reserved.

Academy Village Residents to Share Wildlife Photos:September 2017
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