Saturday, September 19, 2015

Arizona Beetles

I am preparing powerpoint slides for a talk to the Docents of Sabino Canyon about the beetles of their beautiful park. The canyon begins on the desert floor and eventually reaches up the highest elevation of the Catalinas at above 9000 feet. Few hikers will follow it that far, but most of it know how to connect with it again after driving up Catalina Highway. Theoretically, this vertical expansion over many different types of vegetation and habitats could allow us to find almost all AZ beetle species right here. Even recent arrivals from south of the border often make their way here after a couple of years. Missing are of course specialists of sand dunes and some other extreme niche habitats and the northern much populations that are more connected to Utah and Colorado than southern AZ. So my talk about Sabino Canyon Beetles will very much be an introduction to Arizona Beetles in general.

After posting this title slide on Facebook, I got many requests for prints. I don't really do mass produced posters. Instead,  I am offering a special  limited edition of giclee prints size 20 by 34 in. These frameable prints are printed on heave acid free paper with archival pigment ink. I am offering them for a limited time to my naturalist friends at $60, which is way below my normal price rate. 

I got so many requests for posters that I inquired into having them printed: This 18 by 24 in version will cost $20 plus shipping in a tube. I'll order them if I get at least 10 orders.

Update: I have more than enough orders, so if you'd like one, let me know soon so you get included. email me mbrummermann at 


  1. Hi, I bought one of these beautiful posters when you spoke to the Naturalists at Sabino Canyon. You took my email address and said you
    would email me a list of the beetles. Are you still planning to do that? Thank you, Nancy Murphy

    1. I did! If you did not get yours, please establish e mail contact from your side. e mail me