Event and MembeCenter

Field Trips

Upcoming events

    • 10/23/2021
    • 8:30 AM - 2:00 PM
    • GVR Camera Club, Santa Rita Springs Social Center
    • 16
    Register


    Tohono Chul Tour 10/23/2021

    The trip cost is $15.00

    We will have a private tour of the park’s grounds and then have free time to explore the plants, art, and culture of the Sonoran Desert.  The park is located off Ina Road near Oracle Road in Tucson.  Lunch is NOT included, but is available at the Garden’s Bistro or at restaurants nearby.

    Meet at the Camera Club at 8:30 a.m. to car pool and depart for the park at 8:45 am.  Arrive at our destination at 9:30 am.  

    Tour begins at 10:00 am  with 1 docent per 10 people.  Tour length is approximately 1 hour.  We are welcome to stay after the tour to  visit the gift shop or take more photos.  (Birds, Sonoran Desert ecology, ethnobotany, riparian habitat and Saguaro)

    Link to website: http://tohonochulpark.org/

    Michele Hamel will be our leader.  Contact her at mhamel@comcast.net or 815-988-6716. 

    GVR is requiring that every person participating in club's field trips sign a waiver absolving GVR of any liability.  You will be required to sign the waiver at the Camera Club before the trip departs.

    If you need to cancel please contact the Field Trip Facilitator at philr@iname.com. We may have people on the wait list to take your place. 

    NOTICE: 

    All participants need to be responsible for an assessment of their mobility and health issues relating to field trips. Some trips may not be appropriate, but you must make that determination. However, the trip leader may deny participation in a specific field trip to anyone deemed not suitably prepared or able to walk with the group.

    The club strives to provide several field trips specifically designed for members with physical limitations. 

    In order to participate in this event, you must be a member of the GVR Camera Club and GVR.



    • 11/04/2021
    • 8:45 AM - 3:30 PM
    • GVR Camera Club, Santa Rita Springs Social Center
    • 11
    Register

    Streetcar Art Tour 11/04/2021

    Cost $10

    The Tucson Streetcar Art field trip features some of the many unique works of public art displayed at the streetcar stations. With our included 24 hour streetcar pass, we will disembark at chosen stations to view selected artists' interpretation of the project theme "Flow". Art pieces have elements of light, movement, poetry, and/or visual art.

    We will meet at the Camera Club at 8:45 AM, depart at 9:00 AM to carpool to the Mercado San Agustin at the corner of Congress and Avenida Convento, the first streetcar stop.  Alinda, our tour guide will lead the trip from here on.  Participants will get off and on the streetcar at the stops that have public art.  She will tell about the title, artist, and about how the work fits into the theme chosen for all the public art for this project.  She will also talk about some of Tucson's history.

    There is some walking (the equivalent of about 4 blocks at the second stop and also some walking from the streetcar stop to and from the restaurant) so it is advised that participants wear comfortable shoes, a hat if needed, and bring a bottle of water. Please wear your GVR Camera Club badge if you have one.

    The group will stop about half way through the stops to eat lunch at Gentle Ben's on University near the campus at your own expense. (the menu can be found at:  http://www.gentlebens.com/#menu). An automatic 20% gratuity will be added to the cost of your lunch.

    Because the group will be at the mercy of the streetcar and the tempo of the group, we may not get back to the parked cars until 2-2:30 PM.

    No refunds after 10/28/2021.

    Michele Hamel will be our leader.  Contact her at mhamel@comcast.net or 815-988-6716 with questions.   

    GVR is requiring that every person participating in club's field trips sign a waiver absolving GVR of any liability.  You will be required to sign the waiver at the Camera Club before the trip departs.

    To cancel your registration contact: Field Trip Facilitator at philr@iname.com or 269-978-6852

    Notice: 

    All participants need to be responsible for an assessment of their mobility and health issues relating to field trips. Some trips may not be appropriate, but you must make that determination. However, the trip leader may deny participation in a specific field trip to anyone deemed not suitably prepared or able to walk with the group.

    The club strives to provide several field trips specifically designed for members with physical limitations.

    In order to participate in this event, you must be a member of the GVR Camera Club and GVR.

    • 11/06/2021
    • 8:45 AM - 4:00 PM
    • GVR Camera Club, Santa Rita Springs Social Center
    • 36
    Register

    Tucson Celtic Festival and Highland Games 11/6/2021

    Cost is Free


    This is an outside event. Please dress appropriately. Bring your lunch or buy at the festival.

    Further information at http://tucsoncelticfestival.org/

    Meet at the Camera Club at 8:45AM for carpooling, and depart at 9AM. Return at your own discretion. You can drive yourself or carpool from the Camera Club.

    You will pay your own entrance fee at the event.  $15 for seniors 65+. 

    GVR is requiring that every person participating in club's field trips sign a waiver absolving GVR of any liability.  You will be required to sign the waiver at the Camera Club before the trip departs.

    Patty Ferguson will be the trip leader. For questions call Patty at 520-647-1264. 

    To cancel your registration contact the Field Trip Facilitator at philr@iname.com or 269-978-6852

    In order to participate in this event, you must be a member of the GVR Camera Club and GVR.

    • 11/09/2021
    • 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    • GVR Camera Club, Santa Rita Springs Social Center
    • 10
    Register

    Bird/Nature Photography: Madera Canyon in Search of the Elegant Trogon 11/9/2021

     Cost is $12

     We'll travel along the Proctor Nature Trail which is good for all skill  levels. This trip will be led by bird and nature expert, Sandy McMahan, who is a long-time teacher and trip leader. Whether you're an expert birder/photographer or a beginner, you will enjoy Sandy's narratives. If you have binoculars, you may want to bring them along. A small notebook and pen or pencil would be useful to record your sightings. 

    Bring a lunch and be sure to wear comfortable clothes and shoes. A hat and water are suggested.  

    Meet at the Camera Club at 9:00 AM for carpooling.  If you don't feel comfortable carpooling, you can drive yourself.  We will leave for Madera Canyon at 9:15 AM. 

    GVR is requiring that every person participating in club's field trips sign a waiver absolving GVR of any liability.  You will be required to sign the waiver at the Camera Club before the trip departs.

    Linda Gregory will be our leader.  For questions call Linda at 520-625-5121 or email at lsgregaz@gmail.com.

    Last refund date is 11/2/2021. 

    To cancel your registration contact the field trip facilitator at philr@iname.com or 269-978-6852.

    Notice:

    All participants need to be responsible for an assessment of their mobility and health issues relating to field trips. Some trips may not be appropriate, but you must make that determination. However, the trip leader may deny participation in a specific field trip to anyone deemed not suitably prepared or able to walk with the group.

    The club strives to provide several field trips specifically designed for members with physical limitations.

    In order to participate in this event, you must be a member of the GVR Camera Club and GVR.


    • 11/09/2021
    • 10:00 AM - 3:30 PM
    • GVR Camera Club, Santa Rita Springs Social Center
    • 20
    Register

    Tucson Windows and Doors Walking Tour 11/9/2021

    Cost - FREE!!

    You will be exploring the area on either side of the Tucson Convention Center. This is a favorite area for both artists and photographers.

    This is a walking tour of several blocks. It is suggested that you bring water and wear comfortable shoes  and a hat if needed. Please wear your GV Camera Club badge if you have one.

    After our photography adventure we will have lunch which will be at your expense.  Please let  the leader know if you will not be joining the group for lunch.

    Meet at the Camera Club at 10:00 AM, and depart at 10:15 AM. Expected return time of 3:30 is approximate.  $10.00 is an appropriate amount to split between those carpooling, for the driver.

    GVR is requiring that every person participating in club's field trips sign a waiver absolving GVR of any liability.  You will be required to sign the waiver at the Camera Club before the trip departs.

    Wally Watson will be the trip leader. All trips will include history of the area and sometimes we are lucky to be invited into one of the homes by the owner.  This area is the oldest area in Tucson when all of the houses were built with two foot thick adobe bricks...most have now been updated but have kept the thick adobe for a portion of the home. The area is approximately eight blocks by eight blocks in southern Tucson. For questions call Wally at 303-902-5972.

    If you need to cancel please contact the Field Trip Coordinator, Louise Holdsworth (231-342-2378) or lholdsworth@cox.net.  We may have people on the waiting list to take your place.

    Last day to cancel registration is November 2, 2021.

    Notice: 

    All participants need to be responsible for an assessment of their mobility and health issues relating to field trips. Some trips may not be appropriate, but you must make that determination. However, the trip leader may deny participation in a specific field trip to anyone deemed not suitably prepared or able to walk with the group.

    The club strives to provide several field trips specifically designed for members with physical limitations. 

    In order to participate in this event, you must be a member of the GVR Camera Club and GVR.

    • 12/07/2021
    • 8:30 AM - 1:00 PM
    • GVR Camera Club, Santa Rita Springs Social Center
    • 12
    Register

    Bird/Nature Photography: Tumacacori/Santa Gertrudis Lane 12/07/21

    Cost $12

    There are many excellent birding and nature photography opportunities nearby these locations.  Santa Gertrudis Lane is an excellent spot to see berry eating birds as well as view birds bathing in the Santa Cruz River.  

    This trip will be led by bird and nature expert, Sandy McMahan, who is a long-time teacher and trip leader. Whether you're an expert birder/photographer or a beginner, you will enjoy Sandy's narratives. If you have binoculars, you may want to bring them along. A small notebook and pen or pencil would be useful to record your sightings. 

    Bring a lunch or have lunch on your own and be sure to wear comfortable clothes and shoes. A hat and water are suggested.  

    Meet at the Camera Club at 8:30 AM for carpooling. If you don't feel comfortable carpooling, you can drive yourself.  We will leave at 8:45AM. 

    GVR is requiring that every person participating in club's field trips sign a waiver absolving GVR of any liability.  You will be required to sign the waiver at the Camera Club before the trip departs.

    Linda Gregory and Patty Ferguson will be our leaders.  For questions call Linda at 520-625-5121 or email at lsgregaz@gmail.com.

    Last refund date is November 30, 2021.

    To cancel your registration contact field trip facilitator at philr@iname.com or 269-978-6852

    Notice:  

    All participants need to be responsible for an assessment of their mobility and health issues relating to field trips. Some trips may not be appropriate, but you must make that determination. However, the trip leader may deny participation in a specific field trip to anyone deemed not suitably prepared or able to walk with the group.

    The club strives to provide several field trips specifically designed for members with physical limitations.

    In order to participate in this event, you must be a member of the GVR Camera Club and GVR.


    • 12/14/2021
    • 8:30 AM - 12:30 PM
    • GVR Camera Club, Santa Rita Springs Social Center
    • 11
    Register

    Bird/Nature Photography:  Kennedy Park/Santa Cruz River Overlook 12/14/2021


    Cost is $12

    Kennedy Park sports a list of nearly 180 species due to its pond, trees, and desert vegetation. We'll visit an area where we can view reclaimed water in the Santa Cruz river.  This project has brought many birds back to the Tucson urban area.

    This trip will be led by bird and nature expert, Sandy McMahan, who is a long-time teacher and trip leader.  Whether you're an expert birder/photographer or a beginner, you will enjoy Sandy's narratives. If you have binoculars, you may want to bring them along. A small notebook and pen or pencil would be useful to record your sightings. 

    Be sure to wear comfortable clothes and shoes. A hat and water are suggested.  You can bring your lunch or have lunch on your own.

    Meet at the Camera Club at 8:30AM for carpooling.  We will leave at 8:45AM. Please contribute gas money for your driver.

    Linda Gregory and Patty Ferguson will be our leaders.  For questions call Linda at 520-625-5121 or email at lsgregaz@gmail.com.

    To cancel your registration contact Field Trip Facilitator at philr@iname.com or 269-978-6752

    Last refund date is March 29th, 2022

    NOTICE:  

    All participants need to be responsible for an assessment of their mobility and health issues relating to field trips. Some trips may not be appropriate, but you must make that determination. However, the trip leader may deny participation in a specific field trip to anyone deemed not suitably prepared or able to walk with the group.

    The club strives to provide several field trips specifically designed for members with physical limitations. 


    In order to participate in this event, you must be a member of the GVR Camera Club and GVR.


    • 01/11/2022
    • 8:45 AM - 4:00 PM
    • GVR Camera Club, Santa Rita Springs Social Center
    • 21
    Register

    Bird/Nature Photography: Whitewater Draw for Sandhill Cranes by Bus

     Cost is $55.

     This important bird area is dominated by an ephemeral lake, patchy   marshlands, and semi-arid grasslands. Approximately 600 acres are the   wetland. There are two small patches of riparian habitat. This Arizona   Game and Fish Wildlife Area is of state and regional significance as the   primary wintering area for Sandhill Cranes (Grus canadensis) in Arizona,  and includes both the Lesser (most numerous) and Greater subspecies.  Other birds may be seen here as well.

    This trip will be led by bird and nature expert, Sandy McMahan, who is a long-time teacher and trip leader. Whether you're an expert birder/photographer or a beginner, you will enjoy Sandy's narratives. If you have binoculars, you may want to bring them along. A small notebook and pen or pencil would be useful to record your sightings. 

    Bring a lunch and be sure to wear comfortable clothes and shoes. A hat and water are suggested.  We'll probably be here for about three hours.

    Meet at the Camera Club at 8:45 AM.  The bus will leave at 9:00 AM. 

    GVR is requiring that every person participating in club's field trips sign a waiver absolving GVR of any liability.  You will be required to sign the waiver at the Camera Club before the trip departs.

    Linda Gregory and Patty Ferguson will be our leaders.  For questions call Linda at 520-625-5121 or email at lsgregaz@gmail.com.

    Last refund date is January 4, 2022

    To cancel your registration contact field trip facilitator at philr@iname.com or 269-978-6852

    Notice:  

    All participants need to be responsible for an assessment of their mobility and health issues relating to field trips. Some trips may not be appropriate, but you must make that determination. However, the trip leader may deny participation in a specific field trip to anyone deemed not suitably prepared or able to walk with the group.

    The club strives to provide several field trips specifically designed for members with physical limitations.

    In order to participate in this event, you must be a member of the GVR Camera Club and GVR.


    • 01/11/2022
    • 12:00 PM - 5:30 PM
    • GVR Camera Club, Santa Rita Springs Social Center
    • 19
    Register

    Tucson Windows and Doors Walking Tour 1/11/2022

    Cost - FREE!!

    You will be exploring the area on either side of the Tucson Convention Center. This is a favorite area for both artists and photographers.

    This is a walking tour of several blocks. It is suggested that you bring water and wear comfortable shoes  and a hat if needed. Please wear your GV Camera Club badge if you have one.

    Before our photography adventure we will have lunch which will be at your expense.  Please let  the leader know if you will not be joining the group for lunch.

    Meet at the Camera Club at Noon, and depart at 12:15 PM. Expected return time of 5:30 is approximate.  $10.00 is an appropriate amount to split between those carpooling, for the driver.

    GVR is requiring that every person participating in club's field trips sign a waiver absolving GVR of any liability.  You will be required to sign the waiver at the Camera Club before the trip departs.

    Wally Watson will be the trip leader. All trips will include history of the area and sometimes we are lucky to be invited into one of the homes by the owner.  This area is the oldest area in Tucson when all of the houses were built with two foot thick adobe bricks...most have now been updated but have kept the thick adobe for a portion of the home. The area is approximately eight blocks by eight blocks in southern Tucson. For questions call Wally at 303-902-5972.

    If you need to cancel please contact the Field Trip Coordinator, Louise Holdsworth (231-342-2378) or lholdsworth@cox.net.  We may have people on the waiting list to take your place.

    Last day to cancel registration is 1/4/2022.

    Notice: 

    All participants need to be responsible for an assessment of their mobility and health issues relating to field trips. Some trips may not be appropriate, but you must make that determination. However, the trip leader may deny participation in a specific field trip to anyone deemed not suitably prepared or able to walk with the group.

    The club strives to provide several field trips specifically designed for members with physical limitations. 

    In order to participate in this event, you must be a member of the GVR Camera Club and GVR.

    • 01/29/2022
    • 8:00 AM - 2:30 PM
    • GVR Camera Club, Santa Rita Springs Social Center
    • 11
    Register

    Bird/Nature Photography: Sweetwater Wetlands/Columbus Park 1/29/2022

    Cost: $12

    Sweetwater Wetlands is the top birding area in the Tucson metro area. This water-rich streamside riparian zone supports a huge variety of wildlife, including dragonflies, raccoons, hawks, bobcats and dozens of other species that make the wetlands their full- or part-time home.  Paths are flat and either decomposed granite or gravel.

    If you have binoculars, you may want to bring them along. A small notebook and pen or pencil would be useful to record your sightings. 

    Be sure to wear comfortable clothes and shoes. A hat and water are suggested.  Bring your lunch so you can spend as much time as you want observing birds and activities that weren't visible when the reeds were very high.

    Meet at the Camera Club at 8 AM for carpooling.  If you don't feel comfortable carpooling, you can drive yourself.  We will leave for Sweetwater at 8:15 AM.  Please wear your GVR Camera Club badge if you have one. 

    GVR is requiring that every person participating in club's field trips sign a waiver absolving GVR of any liability.  You will be required to sign the waiver at the Camera Club before the trip departs.

    Linda Gregory and Patty Ferguson will be our leaders.  For questions call Linda at 520-625-5121 or email at lsgregaz@gmail.com.

    To cancel your registration contact Field Trip Facilitator at philr@iname.com.  Last date for refund is January 22, 2022.

    NOTICE: 

    All participants need to be responsible for an assessment of their mobility and health issues relating to field trips. Some trips may not be appropriate, but you must make that determination. However, the trip leader may deny participation in a specific field trip to anyone deemed not suitably prepared or able to walk with the group.

    The club strives to provide several field trips specifically designed for members with physical limitations. 

    In order to participate in this event, you must be a member of the GVR Camera Club and GVR.


    • 02/08/2022
    • 8:00 AM - 2:30 PM
    • GVR Camera Club, Santa Rita Springs Social Center
    • 11
    Register

    Bird/Nature Photography:  El Rio Preservation (Marana)

    Cost: $12

    El Rio Preserve is a birding and nature hotspot along the northern-most part of the Pima County Multi-use Loop path that connects more than 100 miles.  Some of the many shore and riparian birds that you might see at El Rio Preserve include: Belted Kingfisher, Pied-billed Grebe, White-faced Ibis, Great Blue Heron, Black-necked Stilt, several duck species, and more.  Even sandhill cranes stop by in the late fall, presumably on their way to the Wilcox Playa.

    The trip will be led by bird and nature expert, Sandy McMahan, who is a long-time teacher and trip leader. Whether you're an expert birder/photographer or a beginner, you will enjoy Sandy's narratives. If you have binoculars, you may want to bring them along. A small notebook and pen or pencil would be useful to record your sightings. 

    If you have binoculars, you may want to bring them along. A small notebook and pen or pencil would be useful to record your sightings. 

    Be sure to wear comfortable clothes and shoes. A hat and water are suggested.  Bring your lunch so you can spend as much time as you want observing birds and activities that weren't visible when the reeds were very high.

    Meet at the Camera Club at 8 AM for carpooling.  If you don't feel comfortable carpooling, you can drive yourself.  We will leave for El Rio at 8:15 AM.  Please wear your GVR Camera Club badge if you have one. 

    GVR is requiring that every person participating in the Club's field trips sign a waiver absolving GVR of any liability.  You will be required to sign the waiver at the Camera Club before the trip departs.

    Linda Gregory and Patty Ferguson will be our leaders.  For questions call Linda at 520-625-5121 or email at lsgregaz@gmail.com.

    To cancel your registration contact Field Trip Facilitator at philr@iname.com.  Last date for refund is 2/1/2022.

    NOTICE: 

    All participants need to be responsible for an assessment of their mobility and health issues relating to field trips. Some trips may not be appropriate, but you must make that determination. However, the trip leader may deny participation in a specific field trip to anyone deemed not suitably prepared or able to walk with the group.

    The club strives to provide several field trips specifically designed for members with physical limitations. 

    In order to participate in this event, you must be a member of the GVR Camera Club and GVR.


    • 02/09/2022
    • 12:00 PM - 5:30 PM
    • GVR Camera Club, Santa Rita Springs Social Center
    • 20
    Register

    Tucson Windows and Doors Walking Tour 2/9/2022

    Cost - FREE!!

    You will be exploring the area on either side of the Tucson Convention Center. This is a favorite area for both artists and photographers.

    This is a walking tour of several blocks. It is suggested that you bring water and wear comfortable shoes  and a hat if needed. Please wear your GV Camera Club badge if you have one.

    Before our photography adventure we will have lunch which will be at your expense.  Please let  the leader know if you will not be joining the group for lunch.

    Meet at the Camera Club at Noon, and depart at 12:15 PM. Expected return time of 5:30 is approximate.  $10.00 is an appropriate amount to split between those carpooling, for the driver.

    GVR is requiring that every person participating in club's field trips sign a waiver absolving GVR of any liability.  You will be required to sign the waiver at the Camera Club before the trip departs.

    Wally Watson will be the trip leader. All trips will include history of the area and sometimes we are lucky to be invited into one of the homes by the owner.  This area is the oldest area in Tucson when all of the houses were built with two foot thick adobe bricks...most have now been updated but have kept the thick adobe for a portion of the home. The area is approximately eight blocks by eight blocks in southern Tucson. For questions call Wally at 303-902-5972.

    If you need to cancel please contact the Field Trip Coordinator, Louise Holdsworth (231-342-2378) or lholdsworth@cox.net.  We may have people on the waiting list to take your place.

    Last day to cancel registration is 2/2/2022.

    Notice: 

    All participants need to be responsible for an assessment of their mobility and health issues relating to field trips. Some trips may not be appropriate, but you must make that determination. However, the trip leader may deny participation in a specific field trip to anyone deemed not suitably prepared or able to walk with the group.

    The club strives to provide several field trips specifically designed for members with physical limitations. 

    In order to participate in this event, you must be a member of the GVR Camera Club and GVR.

    • 02/12/2022
    • 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    • GVR Camera Club, Santa Rita Springs Social Center
    • 16
    Register

    San Agustin Mission Garden and Living History Day at the Presidio San Agustin 2/12/2022

    Trip Cost $11.00

    We will start this field trip by visiting San Agustin Mission Garden whose mission is to preserve, honor, restore, recreate and promote the cultural heritage and historic landscapes of Tucson's birthplace at the foot of Sentinel Peak.  Mission Gardens has 11 different gardens representing native plants, early agriculture, Hohokan and O'odham agriculture, a Spanish Colonial Orchard, Mexican, Chinese, African American, Anglo and Yaqui gardens.

    We will then drive to Presidio San Agustin Museum for a Living History Day at the Presidio with the theme of the month being "Garrison of the Frontier".  This is a program that brings life inside the walls of the Presidio.  Volunteers re-enactors provide a glimpse of the Garrison life truly was like back when the Santa Cruz river flowed..  We will start the day with a 20 minutes tour of the Presidio led by a docent.

    Additional information about the Presidio is available at Tucson Presidio Living History

    For lunch we will go across the street to La Cocina restaurant where the trip will end about 2:00 p.m.

    Both the Mission Garden and the Presidio are outdoors.  Please be sure to wear flat shoes and appropriate clothing for the weather. Please wear your GVR Camera Club badge.

    A parking lot is located next to the Presidio for $5.00 a day and needs a credit card to pay. For those carpooling, $5.00 is  an appropriate contribution  to the driver for gas and parking. 

    Meet at the Camera Club at 8:00 AM for carpooling, departure at 8:15.  Contact the Field Trip Guide Patty Ferguson at 520-647-1264 or email at piferguson13@gmail.com with any questions. 

    GVR is requiring that every person participating in club's field trips sign a waiver absolving GVR of any liability.  You will be required to sign the waiver at the Camera Club before the trip departs.

    For those who do not qualify as a senior, please pay the difference to the guide before leaving for the destination.

    If you need to cancel please contact the Field Trip Facilitator at philr@iname.com. We may have people on the wait list to take your place

    No refunds after January 5, 2019.

    Notice:

    All participants need to be responsible for an assessment of their mobility and health issues relating to field trips. Some trips may not be appropriate, but you must make that determination. However, the trip leader may deny participation in a specific field trip to anyone deemed not suitably prepared or able to walk with the group.

    The club strives to provide several field trips specifically designed for members with physical limitations.

    In order to participate in this event, you must be a member of the GVR Camera Club and GVR.


    • 02/22/2022
    • 8:00 AM - 2:30 PM
    • GVR Camera Club, Santa Rita Springs Social Center
    • 11
    Register

    Bird/Nature Photography: Lakeside Park/Lincoln Park-Atterbury Wash

    Cost: $12

    Lakeside Park is an urban oasis with a small lake stocked for fishing on the east side of Tucson.  The park itself is over 30 acres with 14 acres of water. There is a one-mile walking trail around the lake. Besides being a nice park, it is also an eBird Hotspot!

    Lincoln Regional Park has a beautiful natural desert landscape, totaling 191 acres.  The walking path also links to the new Atterbury Wash Greenway Project. 

    The trip will be led by bird and nature expert, Sandy McMahan, who is a long-time teacher and trip leader. Whether you're an expert birder/photographer or a beginner, you will enjoy Sandy's narratives. If you have binoculars, you may want to bring them along. A small notebook and pen or pencil would be useful to record your sightings. 

    Bring a lunch or have lunch on your own.  Be sure to wear comfortable clothes and shoes. A hat and water are suggested.  

    If you have binoculars, you may want to bring them along. A small notebook and pen or pencil would be useful to record your sightings. 

    Be sure to wear comfortable clothes and shoes. A hat and water are suggested.  Bring your lunch so you can spend as much time as you want observing birds and activities that weren't visible when the reeds were very high.

    Meet at the Camera Club at 8 AM for carpooling.  If you don't feel comfortable carpooling, you can drive yourself.  We will leave for Lakeside Park at 8:15 AM.  Please wear your GVR Camera Club badge if you have one. 

    GVR is requiring that every person participating in the Club's field trips sign a waiver absolving GVR of any liability.  You will be required to sign the waiver at the Camera Club before the trip departs.

    Linda Gregory and Patty Ferguson will be our leaders.  For questions call Linda at 520-625-5121 or email at lsgregaz@gmail.com.

    To cancel your registration contact Field Trip Facilitator at philr@iname.com.  Last date for refund is 2/15/2022.

    NOTICE: 

    All participants need to be responsible for an assessment of their mobility and health issues relating to field trips. Some trips may not be appropriate, but you must make that determination. However, the trip leader may deny participation in a specific field trip to anyone deemed not suitably prepared or able to walk with the group.

    The club strives to provide several field trips specifically designed for members with physical limitations. 

    In order to participate in this event, you must be a member of the GVR Camera Club and GVR.


    • 03/08/2022
    • 8:00 AM - 2:30 PM
    • GVR Camera Club, Santa Rita Springs Social Center
    • 10
    Register

    Bird/Nature Photography: Tucson Audubon's Paton Center for Hummingbirds 3/8/2022

     Cost:  $17

     NOTE:  This trip is designed especially for those   members who have mobility issues.  There is a   covered sitting area which is easily accessed through   a beautiful butterfly garden.  You can simply sit and  enjoy/photograph the birds.

    Located on the edge of Patagonia, the Paton Center for Hummingbirds is a place to explore and experience the special birds of southeast Arizona. It is dedicated to the celebration and conservation of hummingbirds—and all of southeast Arizona’s astounding biodiversity—through recreation, education, and sustainable living. 213 bird species have been reported for this cozy home lot on the outskirts of Patagonia, including Violet-crowned Hummingbirds, Gray Hawks, Varied Buntings, Thick-billed Kingbirds, and many more local specialties.

    Led by bird and nature expert, Sandy McMahan, who is a long-time teacher and trip leader. Whether you're an expert birder/photographer or a beginner, you will enjoy Sandy's narratives. If you have binoculars, you may want to bring them along. A small notebook and pen or pencil would be useful to record your sightings. 

    Bring your lunch or lunch on your own.

    Meet at the Camera Club at 8:00 AM for carpooling, depart at 8:15 AM.

    GVR is requiring that every person participating in club's field trips sign a waiver absolving GVR of any liability.  You will be required to sign the waiver at the Camera Club before the trip departs.

    Linda Gregory and Patty Ferguson will be our leaders.  For questions call Linda at 520-625-5121 or email at lsgregaz@gmail.com. 

    To cancel your registration contact Field Trip Facilitator at philr@iname.com or 269-978-6852.

    No refunds after 3/1/2022.

    NOTICE:  

    All participants need to be responsible for an assessment of their mobility and health issues relating to field trips. Some trips may not be appropriate, but you must make that determination. However, the trip leader may deny participation in a specific field trip to anyone deemed not suitably prepared or able to walk with the group.

    The club strives to provide several field trips specifically designed for members with physical limitations. 

    In order to participate in this event, you must be a member of the GVR Camera Club and GVR.

    • 03/08/2022
    • 9:00 AM - 2:30 PM
    • GVR Camera Club, Santa Rita Springs Social Center
    • 20
    Register

    Tucson Windows and Doors Walking Tour 3/8/2022

    Cost - FREE!!

    You will be exploring the area on either side of the Tucson Convention Center. This is a favorite area for both artists and photographers.

    This is a walking tour of several blocks. It is suggested that you bring water and wear comfortable shoes  and a hat if needed. Please wear your GV Camera Club badge if you have one.

    After our photography adventure we will have lunch which will be at your expense.  Please let  the leader know if you will not be joining the group for lunch.

    Meet at the Camera Club at 9:00 AM, and depart at 9:15 AM. Expected return time of 2:30 is approximate.  $10.00 is an appropriate amount to split between those carpooling, for the driver.

    GVR is requiring that every person participating in club's field trips sign a waiver absolving GVR of any liability.  You will be required to sign the waiver at the Camera Club before the trip departs.

    Wally Watson will be the trip leader. All trips will include history of the area and sometimes we are lucky to be invited into one of the homes by the owner.  This area is the oldest area in Tucson when all of the houses were built with two foot thick adobe bricks...most have now been updated but have kept the thick adobe for a portion of the home. The area is approximately eight blocks by eight blocks in southern Tucson. For questions call Wally at 303-902-5972.

    If you need to cancel please contact the Field Trip Coordinator, Louise Holdsworth (231-342-2378) or lholdsworth@cox.net.  We may have people on the waiting list to take your place.

    Last day to cancel registration is March 1, 2022.

    Notice: 

    All participants need to be responsible for an assessment of their mobility and health issues relating to field trips. Some trips may not be appropriate, but you must make that determination. However, the trip leader may deny participation in a specific field trip to anyone deemed not suitably prepared or able to walk with the group.

    The club strives to provide several field trips specifically designed for members with physical limitations. 

    In order to participate in this event, you must be a member of the GVR Camera Club and GVR.

    • 03/22/2022
    • 7:30 AM - 2:30 PM
    • GVR Camera Club, Santa Rita Springs Social Center
    • 11
    Register

    Bird/Nature Photography:  Tubac Bridge/Anza Trail/Hawk Watch 3/22/2022

    Trip Cost $12

    From the Tubac bridge, we will walk a section of the Anza Trail along the Santa Cruz River, ending in Ron Morriss Park where we will watch the hawk migration.

    The trip will be led by bird and nature expert, Sandy McMahan, who is a long-time teacher and trip leader. Whether you're an expert birder/photographer or a beginner, you will enjoy Sandy's narratives. If you have binoculars, you may want to bring them along. A small notebook and pen or pencil would be useful to record your sightings. 

    Bring a lunch or have lunch on your own.  Be sure to wear comfortable clothes and shoes. A hat and water are suggested.  

    Meet at the Camera Club at 7:30  AM for carpooling.  We will leave at 7:45 AM. 

    GVR is requiring that every person participating in club's field trips sign a waiver absolving GVR of any liability.  You will be required to sign the waiver at the Camera Club before the trip departs.

    Linda Gregory and Patty Ferguson will be our leaders.  For questions call Linda at 520-625-5121 or email at lsgregaz@gmail.com.

    Last refund date is 3/15/2022 

    To cancel your registration contact Field Trip Facilitator at philr@iname.com or 269-978-6852

    NOTICE: 

    All participants need to be responsible for an assessment of their mobility and health issues relating to field trips. Some trips may not be appropriate, but you must make that determination. However, the trip leader may deny participation in a specific field trip to anyone deemed not suitably prepared or able to walk with the group.

    The club strives to provide several field trips specifically designed for members with physical limitations. 

    In order to participate in this event, you must be a member of the GVR Camera Club and GVR.


    • 04/05/2022
    • 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • GVR Camera Club, Santa Rita Springs Social Center
    • 11
    Register

    Bird/Nature Photography: Madera Canyon - Hummingbirds at the Santa Rita Lodge 4/5/2022

    Cost is $12

    Near the main parking area of the Lodge is the ‘Wildlife Area’ with varied feeders-seed feeders, platform feeders, nectar, and suet-to attract the greatest variety of birds. There is also a water feature which is not only popular among canyon birds, but also deer, coati, and ring-tailed cats. 

    This trip will be led by bird and nature expert, Sandy McMahan, who is a long-time teacher and trip leader.  Whether you're an expert birder/photographer or a beginner, you will enjoy Sandy's narratives. If you have binoculars, you may want to bring them along. A small notebook and pen or pencil would be useful to record your sightings. 

    Be sure to wear comfortable clothes and shoes. A hat and water are suggested.  Lunch is on your own.

    Meet at the Camera Club at 8:00 AM for carpooling.  We will leave for Madera Canyon at 8:15 AM. Please contribute gas money for your driver. 

    GVR is requiring that every person participating in club's field trips sign a waiver absolving GVR of any liability.  You will be required to sign the waiver at the Camera Club before the trip departs.

    Linda Gregory and Patty Ferguson will be our leaders.  For questions call Linda at 520-625-5121 or email at lsgregaz@gmail.com.

    To cancel your registration contact Field Trip Facilitator at philr@iname.com or 269-978-6752

    Last refund date is 3/29/2022.

    NOTICE:  

    All participants need to be responsible for an assessment of their mobility and health issues relating to field trips. Some trips may not be appropriate, but you must make that determination. However, the trip leader may deny participation in a specific field trip to anyone deemed not suitably prepared or able to walk with the group.

    The club strives to provide several field trips specifically designed for members with physical limitations. 

    In order to participate in this event, you must be a member of the GVR Camera Club and GVR.

    • 04/12/2022
    • 8:00 AM - 1:30 PM
    • GVR Camera Club, Santa Rita Springs Social Center
    • 20
    Register

    Tucson Windows and Doors Walking Tour 4/12/2022

    Cost - FREE!!

    You will be exploring the area on either side of the Tucson Convention Center. This is a favorite area for both artists and photographers.

    This is a walking tour of several blocks. It is suggested that you bring water and wear comfortable shoes  and a hat if needed. Please wear your GV Camera Club badge if you have one.

    After our photography adventure we will have lunch which will be at your expense.  Please let  the leader know if you will not be joining the group for lunch.

    Meet at the Camera Club at 8:00 AM, and depart at 8:15 AM. Expected return time of 1:30 is approximate.  $10.00 is an appropriate amount to split between those carpooling, for the driver.

    GVR is requiring that every person participating in club's field trips sign a waiver absolving GVR of any liability.  You will be required to sign the waiver at the Camera Club before the trip departs.

    Wally Watson will be the trip leader. All trips will include history of the area and sometimes we are lucky to be invited into one of the homes by the owner.  This area is the oldest area in Tucson when all of the houses were built with two foot thick adobe bricks...most have now been updated but have kept the thick adobe for a portion of the home. The area is approximately eight blocks by eight blocks in southern Tucson. For questions call Wally at 303-902-5972.

    If you need to cancel please contact the Field Trip Coordinator, Louise Holdsworth (231-342-2378) or lholdsworth@cox.net.  We may have people on the waiting list to take your place.

    Last day to cancel registration is April 5, 2022.

    Notice: 

    All participants need to be responsible for an assessment of their mobility and health issues relating to field trips. Some trips may not be appropriate, but you must make that determination. However, the trip leader may deny participation in a specific field trip to anyone deemed not suitably prepared or able to walk with the group.

    The club strives to provide several field trips specifically designed for members with physical limitations. 

    In order to participate in this event, you must be a member of the GVR Camera Club and GVR.

Past events

04/24/2021 Gammons Gulch Movie Set and Museum 4/24/2021
04/20/2021 Tucson Windows and Doors 04/20/2021
03/30/2021 DeGrazia Gallery, Studio and Grounds 3/30/2021
03/25/2021 Equine Voices Horse Sanctuary and Rescue 03/25/2021
03/23/2021 Nature/Bird Photography: Agua Caliente Park 03/23/2021
03/18/2021 Nature/Bird Photography: Pena Blanca Lake/Hawk Watch in Tubac 03/18/2021
03/17/2021 Tucson Windows and Doors 03/17/2021
03/12/2021 DeGrazia Gallery, Studio and Grounds 3/12/2021
02/26/2021 Gammons Gulch Movie Set and Museum 2/26/2021
02/24/2021 Nature/Bird Photography: Patagonia State Park 02/24/2021
02/16/2021 Nature/Bird Photography: Canoa Ranch Lake 2/16/2021
02/09/2021 Nature/Bird Photography: Ft. Lowell Park/Tucson Urban Parks 02-09-2021
01/31/2021 Nature/Bird Photography: Sweetwater Wetlands/Columbus Park 1-31-21
01/12/2021 Nature/Bird Photography: Tubac/Santa Gertrudis Lane/Tumacacori 01/12/2021
12/14/2020 Nature/Bird Photography: Canoa Ranch Lake 12/14/2020
12/02/2020 Nature/Bird Photography:Madera Canyon 12/02/2020
03/20/2020 Annual Camera Club Social Has Been Cancelled
03/14/2020 *UofA College Rodeo 03/14/2020
03/12/2020 *Gastronomic Tour of Nogales Mexico 03/12/2020
03/12/2020 *Border Patrol Briefing Trip 03/12/2020
03/10/2020 *Tohono Chul Tour 03/10/2020
03/10/2020 *Bird Photography: Hawk Watch in Tubac/Anza Trail Santa Cruz River 03/10/2020
03/07/2020 *Steam Punk at Old Tucson Studios 03/07/2020
03/02/2020 *Streetcar/Art Trip 03/02/2020
02/28/2020 *Rancho de la Osa - Including lunch 2-28-2020
02/26/2020 *Bird Photography: Patagonia State Park 02/26/2020
02/11/2020 *HF Coors Dinnerware Factory 02/11/2020
02/11/2020 *Bird Photography: Sweetwater Wetlands 02-11-2020
02/04/2020 Rancho de la Osa - Including lunch 2-04-2020
01/28/2020 Tucson Windows and Doors 1-28-20
01/24/2020 *Hotel Congress/Transportation Museum 1-24-20
01/23/2020 Border Patrol Briefing Trip 01/23/2020
01/19/2020 Bird Photography: Sweetwater Wetlands/Columbus Park 1-19-20
01/15/2020 *White Stallion Ranch 01/15/2020
01/14/2020 HF Coors Dinnerware Factory 01/14/2020
01/13/2020 Streetcar/Art Trip 01/13/2020
01/11/2020 *Presidio San Agustin de Tucson and Mission Garden 01/11/2020
01/09/2020 *Tucson Murals Featuring North Stone Ave and BICAS 01/09/2020
01/08/2020 *Bird Photography: Whitewater Draw for Sandhill Cranes by Bus 01/08/2020
01/06/2020 Streetcar/Art Trip 01/06/2020
12/15/2019 Bird Photography: Canoa Ranch Lake/GV Water Reclaimation Project 12/15/2019
12/10/2019 Trail Dust Town Tucson
12/06/2019 Day Trip to Magdalena Mexico 12/06/2019
12/04/2019 Bird Photography:Madera Canyon
12/03/2019 Tucson Windows and Doors 12/03/2019
12/03/2019 HF Coors Dinnerware Factory 12/03/2019
11/16/2019 Tucson Botanical Garden and Butterfly Exhibit
11/09/2019 Pima Air and Space Museum (November)
11/05/2019 Gastronomic Tour of Nogales Mexico (November)
10/30/2019 Bird Photography:Tohono Chul Park
10/23/2019 Gammons Gulch Movie Set and Museum
10/16/2019 October Tucson Windows and Doors: FREE
10/15/2019 Tucson Murals featuring Hotel McCoy
09/16/2019 September Tucson Windows and Doors: FREE
04/24/2019 White Stallion Ranch
04/18/2019 The Neon Attraction in Tucson
04/10/2019 Day Trip to Magdalena Mexico (April)
04/09/2019 Equine Voices Horse Sanctuary and Rescue
04/09/2019 Bird Photography: Pena Blanca Lake (April 9)
04/08/2019 Tucson Windows and Doors: FREE
03/26/2019 Bird Photography: Sweetwater Wetlands After the Burn -- FREE!
03/25/2019 Desert Meadows Park by Smart Phone
03/21/2019 Gammons Gulch Movie Set and Museum
03/19/2019 Tucson Windows and Doors: FREE
03/19/2019 Border Patrol Briefing: FREE and YOU MUST BE VETTED TO ATTEND THIS FIELD TRIP
03/18/2019 Arid Garden Park by Smart Phone
03/16/2019 Pow Wow at San Xavier Mission
03/13/2019 Pima Air and Space Museum
03/12/2019 Day Trip to Magdalena Mexico (March)
03/05/2019 Bird Photography: Anza Trail around Tumacacori Mission/Hawk Walk in Tubac
03/04/2019 Hidden Gems of Tubac
02/27/2019 Hotel Congress/Southern Arizona Railroad Museum
02/27/2019 White Stallion Ranch
02/26/2019 Bird Photography: Canoa Ranch Lake
02/14/2019 Butterfly Wonderland--A Rain Forest Experience
02/12/2019 HF Coors: $12.00
02/12/2019 Border Patrol Briefing: FREE and YOU MUST BE VETTED TO ATTEND THIS FIELD TRIP
02/05/2019 Day Trip to Magdalena Mexico (February 5)
02/02/2019 Bird Photography: Sweetwater Wetlands and Reid Park
01/28/2019 Tucson Windows and Doors: FREE
01/15/2019 HF Coors: $12.00
01/12/2019 Presidio San Agustin de Tucson
01/09/2019 Streetcar/Art Trip (January 9)
12/04/2018 Tucson Windows and Doors: FREE
12/04/2018 HF Coors: $12.00
11/27/2018 November Birding/Nature Photography
11/14/2018 White Stallion Ranch
11/09/2018 Border Patrol Briefing: FREE and YOU MUST BE VETTED TO ATTEND THIS FIELD TRIP
11/07/2018 Day Trip to Magdalena Mexico: $104.00; CURRENT PASSPORT REQUIRED
11/03/2018 Empire Ranch Roundup and Open House: $10.00 per car
10/31/2018 Streetcar/Art Trip: $17.00 (includes streetcar pass)
10/01/2018 Tucson Windows and Doors: FREE
09/11/2018 Tucson Windows and Doors: FREE
04/13/2018 Kartchner Caverns State Park Photographer's Tour
04/06/2018 Pontoon Boat Tour on Patagonia Lake
04/04/2018 Oasis Sanctuary (Exotic Bird Rescue) Cascabel AZ
03/27/2018 St Anthony's Greek Monastery
03/20/2018 Tucson Windows and Doors
03/18/2018 Valley of the Moon Park Tour
03/14/2018 White Stallion Ranch
03/13/2018 ASARCO Mine Tour
03/09/2018 Pontoon Boat Tour on Patagonia Lake
03/05/2018 Gammon's Gulch - Working with Live Models in Western Town
03/02/2018 Colossal Cave Tour
03/01/2018 Senior Games Photographers Needed
02/27/2018 AZ-Sonora Desert Museum Guided Tour and Raptor Free Flight
02/27/2018 Odysea Aquarium (Scottsdale)
02/21/2018 Walking Tour of Fourth Avenue
02/19/2018 Tucson Windows and Doors
02/13/2018 Rancho de la Osa
02/09/2018 Border Patrol Tour -- Nogales
02/07/2018 White Stallion Ranch
02/06/2018 HF Coors
01/31/2018 American Indian Arts Exposition
01/26/2018 Yume Japanese Garden--Tucson
01/25/2018 Reid Park Zoo - Behind the Scenes
01/24/2018 Paul Bond Boot Factory
01/16/2018 San Xavier Mission Tour
01/09/2018 Tucson Windows and Doors
12/16/2017 Old Tucson Studios (movie set)
12/13/2017 Tucson Windows and Doors
12/12/2017 HF Coors
12/07/2017 Philabaum Glass Gallery and Studio
11/11/2017 Butterflies of Tohono Chul
11/04/2017 Empire Ranch Roundup and Open House
10/21/2017 Anza Days Tubac Presidio State Historical Park
10/14/2017 Anza Day at Historic Canoa Ranch
09/23/2017 Tucson Botanical Gardens
03/28/2017 Tucson Windows and Doors
03/16/2017 Gammon's Gulch
03/14/2017 Reid Park Zoo - Behind the Scenes
03/02/2017 Tohono Chul Park
03/01/2017 Southern Arizona Senior Games Photographers Needed
02/22/2017 White Stallion Ranch
02/20/2017 Tucson Windows and Doors
02/15/2017 Reid Park Zoo - Behind the Scenes
01/24/2017 Reid Park Zoo - Behind the Scenes
01/16/2017 Tucson Windows and Doors
01/12/2017 Paul Bond Boot Factory
12/13/2016 Tucson Windows and Doors
12/04/2016 La Fiesta de Tumacacori (Sunday)
12/03/2016 La Fiesta de Tumacacori (Saturday)
12/01/2016 San Xavier Mission Tour
11/12/2016 Locomotive Saturdays at The Southern Arizona Transportation Museum
11/02/2016 Tumacacori Dia de los Muertos (All Soul's Day)




The GVR Camera Club is located in the Recreation Village of Santa Rita Springs.
921 West Via Rio Fuerte, Green Valley, AZ 85622 
Phone 520-648-1315

If you have any questions or concerns please call 520-428-0524 to speak to a Membership Committee member 
or email the committee at  
cameraclubgreenvalley@gmail.com 

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