Public Invited To The Program
3rd Tuesday of each month, at 7:00 pm-- This meeting will be on Tuesday, April 16th
at the Tucson Osteopathic Medical Foundation (TOMF) conference center, 3182 N. Swan Road
A program entitled "Ironwood Forest NM Ragged Top Mountain" will be presented by Tom Hannagan.
Ironwood Forest NM Ragged Top Mountain is the iconic view in the Ironwood Forest National Monument and this mountain has the widest variety of plant and animal species found within the IFNM. The indigenous Bighorn Sheep herd ranges across most of the IFNM, but are most often seen on hikes around Waterman Mountain, which is also the vicinity for the endangered little cactus called the Nickels Turks Head and also the site of a major plant restoration project. The SAHC eBulletin cover photo is the tallest Ironwood Tree in Arizona and is located on the Monument. The IFNM was designated as a national monument, in part, because of it's density of Ironwood Trees, which can live to 800 years. In addition to endangered plants and animals, and seven mountain groups, the IFNM also has historic archaeological sites of first peoples dating back 5,000 years.