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Unintended Visitor


By: Greg Martin,
Medical Services Volunteer

A few weekends ago, I helped my father, a former Navy corpsman who served in Vietnam, suture a white-winged dove that had been accosted by a dog. We have been working a Medical Services shift at Liberty together for nearly fifteen years, and this dove was one of the worst that I had ever seen. He had deep puncture wounds near his shoulders, and his chest was slit open like an alien autopsy from a conspiracy show. From his neck to his breastbone, everything was open to the world, including his crop, the intermediary chamber where swallowed food goes before being passed to the stomach for digestion.
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Flight of the Condor | Monarch Butterfly migration is not a vacation
Curious Condor

By: Gail Cochrane,
LWL Volunteer

You’ve probably seen the pictures of the little moorhen on the Hoots and Hollers blog. The baby arrived covered in down and with her eyes open, like all precocial hatchlings. But this strange-looking bird was one only a mother could love. Wispy feathers stuck out around her large eyes, and a bald spot showed black skin on the top of her head. Strangest yet were the claw-like spurs growing on the ends of her tiny wings. And my goodness, those enormous feet!
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Monarch Butterfly

By: Claudia Kirscher,
Liberty Wildlife Volunteer

Let’s take a look at a few more easy changes to help cut down on water use and waste. Patronizing a car wash that either recycles water on site or sends the used water (grey water) to a treatment plant is often the most water-efficient way to wash your vehicle. Washing your vehicle at home can use up to 148 gallons of water or more for one washing, especially if you leave the hose running without an automatic shut-off nozzle.
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2013 August calendar


You're invited!

Verde Canyon Train Ride with Sonora

When: Sat, Sept. 13th, 1:00pm - 5:00pm
When: Sat, Oct. 4th, 1:00pm - 5:00pm
Where: 300 N. Broadway, Clarkdale, AZ 86324 (map)

Liberty Wildlife Volunteer Orientation

When: Sat, Sept. 13th, 8am – 9am
Please go to our website for more information and to submit an application.

Verde Canyon Railroad Booth

When: Thur, Sept. 18th, 11am – 12:45pm
When: Wed, Oct. 1st, 11am – 12:45pm
Where: 300 Broadway, Clarkdale, AZ (map)

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


Hey Kids!
Lots of fun stuff for you to learn and do this month - Enjoy!


Every drop of water is important!


Water drop game.
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Moorhens

Click below to get answers to questions like these: “What do they look like?”; “Where do they live?”; What kind of habitat do they need?”; “How do they behave?”
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”What do they sound like?”
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Water

Find out simple ways to save water, then play a water game that’s not easy to win!
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What do raindrops, dinosaurs and dancing have in common? Find out!
Click here for water books.

Every drop of water is important! Help the water drop find its way through the pipe!
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