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Ten mighty good reasons why you should support Liberty Wildlife

By: BY Megan Mosby, Executive Director

  1. Last year we assisted 3249 native wildlife and over 67,000 since 1981 with about a 50% release rate.

  2. Last year Liberty Wildlife's Educational Team provided 224 educational programs reaching approximately 58,000 people in three different southwestern states.

  3. We were awarded the 2009 Conservation Organization of the Year by Arizona Game and Fish.

  4. Last year we were inducted into the Arizona Wildlife Hall of Fame.

  5. In 2011 Liberty Wildlife won the national Partners in Conservation Award by the U.S. Secretary of the Interior, Kenneth Salazar.

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 Naming Airplanes After BirdsÉ And Vice-Versa

By: Terry Stevens,
Liberty Wildlife Operations Director

A few years ago, we were looking for a name for one of our new educational kestrels. Since kestrels have the ability to hover, Jan asked me, "What are the names of some cool helicopters?" After I thought for a second, it occurred to me that most cool airplanes (helicopters included) are, themselves, named after cool birds! On this theme, I thought I'd write a short article about which manmade aircraft are named after birds…

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By: Greg Martin,
Medical Services Volunteer

Owls seem to demonstrate a certain aloofness. Because of their nocturnal habits, they feel far less common than their diurnal counterparts, even if that's not the case. Hawks are so prevalent that we often take them for granted. Glimpsing an owl feels more special, because it takes more of an effort to spot one. They hide in the twilight and live their lives around us, rather than alongside us. Their relative reclusiveness makes them a special sight to see when we are fortunate enough to do so, and it is with owls perhaps more so than any other kind of raptor, that Liberty Wildlife's education team can show people things they might never get to see.

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Santa Cruz River

By: Claudia Kirscher - Education Volunteer

"A long time ago – no one knows just when – people paused beside the running water of the desert river. Their pause became a short stay. A short stay became a home. A home became many homes and these became a village. Water courses were their highways. Permanent water is the magnet that draws life. Animals to hunt and plants to gather were plentiful. Farming and crops of corn, teparies, squashes and other native foods were a good possibility. And thus it was that life evolved along the river." By Bernard L. Fontana, writing of the Rio de la Santa Cruz at Bac [sic]

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By: Carol Suits - Volunteer Coordinator

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