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Unintended Visitor


By: Greg Martin,
Medical Services Volunteer

A beautiful songbird flitting through the trees in a high-elevation Arizona forest sounds like something out of a fairy tale. The reality, though, is more like a horror movie. Put yourself in the place of that songbird, or some similar species living in those woods. Whatever you are, you are not alone. Something is lurking in the treetops, watching your every move. It makes no sound, and it stays so still that even when you look right at it, you don’t notice it. Not until it’s too late.
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Flight of the Condor | Monarch Butterfly migration is not a vacation
Birds out of water

By: Gail Cochrane,
LWL Volunteer

March Madness isn’t just about college basketball. The approach of the March Equinox demands dramatic action from plants and animals alike. Hormones that spurred the growth of brilliant breeding feathers and caused a flurry of wooing and nest building give way to the urge to procreate. Energy is channeled to creating eggs and growing embryos, and activities center on feeding and rearing voracious and fast-growing young. Like best friends skipping hand and hand, the plants follow the same time-worn trail.
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Monarch Butterfly

By: Claudia Kirscher,
Liberty Wildlife Volunteer

By definition, a scavenger is “an animal that feeds on dead and/or decaying organic matter.” They are an important part of the food web of ecosystems, keeping the ecosystem free of carrion.  Scavengers are Nature’s recycling system.
The list of scavengers in our world is extensive and includes mammals (e.g., bears, coyotes, raccoons, rodents), birds (e.g., vultures, bald eagles, golden eagles, great-horned owls, ravens), sea life (e.g., crab, fish), and insects (e.g., houseflies, ants).
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2013 August calendar


You're invited!

Scottsdale Hyatt Regency

When: Fri, Apr. 3rd, 10th, 17th, and 24th
Where: 7500 E. Doubletree Road, Scottsdale, AZ. 85258 (map)
Description: Flight program and presentation from 4 to 5 p.m. weekly

Verde Canyon Train Ride with Sonora

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

Nature Conservancy’s Hassayampa River Preserve Nature Festival

When: Sat, APR. 4th, 8:00am - 11:45am
Where: 49614 Hwy 60/89 Wickenburg, AZ. 85390 (map)

Butterfly Wonderland

When: Fri, Apr. 10th & 11th, 10:00am - 2pm
Where: 9500 E. Via de Ventura, Scottsdale, AZ 85256 (map)

Liberty Wildlife Volunteer Orientation

When: Sat, Apr. 11th, 8:30am – 9:30pm
Where: Liberty Wildlife Facility
Please go to our website for more information and to submit an application.

Verde Canyon Railroad Booth

When: Sat, Apr. 11th, 11:30am - 12:30pm
Where: 300 N. Broadway, Clarkdale, AZ. 86324 (map)

Audubon Arizona

When: Sat, Apr. 11th, 11am – 12pm
Where: 3131 S. Central Ave., Phoenix, AZ. 85040 (map)

Cleanup to Save Wildlife Meetup – Anthem Community Park

When: Sat, Apr. 11th, 4pm
Where: 6111 South All America Way Tempe, AZ. 85283 (map)
Please go to www.meetup.com/cleanup-to-save-wildlife-meetup

Recycle Arts and Youth Festival (Kids Art Festival)

When: Sat, Apr. 18th, 10am – 5pm
16560 N Dysart Rd. Surprise, AZ. 85378 (map)

Desert Botanical Garden PLANeT Celebration

When: Sat, Apr. 18th, 10am – 2pm
Where: 1201 N Galvin Pkwy. Phoenix, AZ. 85008 (map)

Verde Valley Birding and Nature Festival

When: Sat, Apr. 25th, 11:30am – 12:30pm
Where: 675 Dead Horse Ranch Rd. Cottonwood, AZ. 86326 (map)

Wishes for Wildlife – Annual fundraiser for Liberty Wildlife

When: Sat, May. 2nd, 6:00pm – Cocktails, Entertainment, Silent Auction, Raffle
8:00pm – Dinner, Entertainment, Presentations and Raffle Drawing
Where: Montelucia Resort & Spa. 4949 E Lincoln Dr. Paradise Valley, AZ.(map)

Cleanup to Save Wildlife Meetup – Roadrunner Park

When: Sun, Apr. 19th, 2:30pm
Where: Montelucia Resort & Spa. 4949 E Lincoln Dr. Paradise Valley, AZ. (map)
Please go to www.meetup.com/cleanup-to-save-wildlife-meetup

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!


All About Owls:  Sounds, Pictures and Nests
- This northern pygmy owl will start to call at :28 seconds, so wait for it!

- Listen to many different owl sounds, learn their names and see their pictures

- There is an owl family that lives in a North Phoenix tree. The live cam lets you watch what’s happening. Are there baby owls in the nest? What kind of owls are they? Keep watching each day to see what happens


Spring is a time for nest building. Are you up for the challenge?
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Want to draw your own nest and bird?
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