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Unintended Visitor


By: Greg Martin,
Medical Services Volunteer

As successful as raptors are, and as feared as they are by many species, it’s important to remember that there is an element of fragility behind their speed and power. Golden eagles have been known to take prey as large as deer on rare occasions, but the typical golden eagle only weighs around twelve or fourteen pounds, a huge sum for a bird of prey but decidedly lacking when compared to other predators that kill deer. Their light weight is what makes flight practical, but it also means that they have to be careful never to drop their guard or to otherwise leave themselves vulnerable.
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Flight of the Condor | Monarch Butterfly migration is not a vacation
Birds out of water

By: Gail Cochrane,
LWL Volunteer

The tipping point has arrived and all of us Sonoran desert inhabitants are sliding inevitably into the summer season. Humans adapt by moving their activities indoors or following a more crepuscular schedule. We don hats, cover our tender skin and increase our water intake. Back in the days before air conditioning, most folks left for the high country in May.
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Monarch Butterfly

By: Claudia Kirscher,
Liberty Wildlife Volunteer

Mammals and reptiles have evolved key strategies to help cope with the extreme heat in our often water-scarce desert environment.Click here to read those key strategies.



2013 August calendar


You're invited!

Verde Canyon Train Ride with Sonora

When: Sat, June 6th, 1:00pm - 5:00pm
Where: 300 N. Broadway, Clarkdale, AZ. 86324 (map)

Liberty Wildlife Volunteer Orientation

When: Sat, June 13th, 8:00am - 9:00am
Where: Liberty Wildlife Facility
Please go to our website for more information and to submit an application

Fool Hollow Evening Presentation

When: Sat, June 13th, 6:00 - 7:00pm
Where: Fool Hollow Lake Road Show Low, AZ 85901 (map)

Verde Canyon Railroad Booth

When: Sat, June 18th, 11:30am - 12:30pm
Where: 300 N. Broadway, Clarkdale, AZ. 86324 (map)

Verde Canyon Train Ride with Sonora

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


Do you want to be a backyard detective? Click here to play.


Want to draw animals and plants that live in the desert? Click here.


Click here for the Spring crossword puzzle.


Click here for the Spring crossword solution.


Play the Desert Habitat Game. A habitat is the natural home of an animal or plant. Do these animals belong in the desert? Click “yes” or “no” very quickly!


Play this Desert Adaptions Game. Adaptations are features of plants and animals that help them survive in their environment. Deserts are dry and hot, so plants and animals that live there need special adaptations to get and save water to keep cool.


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