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Unintended Visitor

By: Gail Cochrane,
LWL Volunteer

How eerily silent would our world be without birdsong? Even though we’re often oblivious to the calls of birds, we’d sure notice if they went quiet.
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Flight of the Condor | Monarch Butterfly migration is not a vacation
Curious Condor

By: Greg Martin,
Medical Services Volunteer

Arizona is populated by birds of prey beyond reckoning; residents and visitors alike are blessed to see raptors of every conceivable size, shape, and color. We have numerous owl species, all the North American falcons but one, both North American eagles, and some of the most famous hawks in the world, including the ever-present red-tailed hawk and the unique Harris’ hawk. The former is known as one of the most adaptable, successful avian predators to be found anywhere, and the latter completely defies raptor stereotypes by hunting in groups, less like a gaggle of birds and more like a pack of wolves. Click here to read more.

Monarch Butterfly

By: Claudia Kirscher,
Liberty Wildlife Volunteer


Last month, I challenged our readers to measure the amount of water you run, down the drain, while warming the water for your shower or bath. Did you do that? I did and found it took 3.5 gallons to reach my desired water temperature. Yes, I collected that water in buckets and, yes, I used that water elsewhere in the house and yard. OK, now it’s your turn
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2013 August calendar

You're invited!

Verde Canyon Train Ride with Sonora

When: Sat, August 2nd, 1:00pm - 5:00pm
Where: 300 N. Broadway, Clarkdale, AZ 86324 (map)

Liberty Wildlife Volunteer Orientation

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

Verde Canyon Railroad Booth

When: Thur, August 21st, 11am – 12:15pm
Where: 300 Broadway, Clarkdale, AZ (map)

Woodland Wildlife Festival

When: Sat, August 30th, 11am – 12:45
White Mountain Nature Center-Woodland Road Lakeside, AZ 85929 (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!

Bird Song Games

Launch the game “Bird Song Hero” to hear and “see” some bird calls. Ages 8+
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Here’s a bird call challenge for ages 10+ (and all birders!)
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A Video for Pre-K Kids

“What is a Bird?” (Song for Kids ♫) Ages 2 – 4
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Watch this great slow-motion video of a ferruginous hawk in flight, then listen to its calls.


What do you know about conserving water? Play these games to find out more!
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Wow! 200 posters about water conservation to download or share on social media!
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