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Bedtime Stories


By: Gail Cochrane,
Liberty Wildlife Volunteer

In the dark of night, when strange shadows accompany even familiar landmarks, outlandish critters come creeping. Human mammals, tucked safely in man-made structures, are only dimly aware of the night creatures. Nocturnal mammals cleverly avoid us and the fierce daytime heat of the desert. In the skies and underfoot, wild animals come into the night with an aura of mystery, and expertly utilize adaptations designed for darkness. Let's look at a few of these extraordinary beings.

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Hit the ground running (Or else)
Hit the Ground Running (Or else)

By: Greg Martin,
Medical Services Volunteer

We have it easy when we're born. Technically speaking, human infants are helpless, but assuming that we have some kind of support structure in place to care for us, everything will be fine: we really don't have much to do beyond eat, sleep, and grow. Most baby birds are the same way, if on an accelerated schedule. But the Gambel's quail we so frequently see in Arizona don't have that luxury.

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Summer Fun on the River

By: Claudia Kirscher,
Liberty Wildlife Volunteer

Envision a cool, early morning paddle on the river. Peaceful encounters with wildlife, the quiet serenity of nature, calm backwater pools bordered by…

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2013 June calendar


You're invited!

Monthly Liberty Wildlife Volunteer Orientation/Tour

When: Sat, July 13, 8:00 - 9:00 am
Where: Liberty Wildlife Facility
Please go to our web site for more information and to submit an application.

Monthly Verde Canyon Train Ride with Sonora, a bald eagle

When: Sat, July 6, 12:00 noon - 4:30 pm
Where: 300 N. Broadway, Clarkdale, AZ 86324

National Forest Service Wildlife Presentation

When: Sat, July 6, 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Where: Fool Hollow Lake Recreation Area, Show Low, AZ 85901

Wild Birds Unlimited (Reptiles only)

When: Sat, July 20, 10:30 am - 3:00 pm
Where: 2110 E Baseline Road, Suite 1, Mesa 85204

For more information and the entire list of upcoming events, go to www.libertywildlife.org under “Events” to find our calendar.


By: Carol Suits, Volunteer Coordinator


This month's fun activities include:


  1. Desert Life Night and Day - Click on one of the links below. Run your mouse over the picture to see who is home. When your cursor changes from an arrow to a "hand," click to discover cool facts about plants, animals and people.

  2. Videos about Night and Day Animals

  3. Connect the Dots
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