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More than 1,000 birds spotted during Christmas Bird Count
I arrived in my assigned Christmas Bird Count area Dec. 18 just after 7:15 in the morning. It was cold and snowing lightly, but I was well prepared with layers of clothes.
Friday, December 26, 2014

Program addresses bird study
Join Tice Supplee, the Audubon Arizona Director of Bird Conservation, for a local presentation of Audubon's seven-year scientific study behind how climate change is becoming the number one threat to North American birds Friday, Dec. 5.
Monday, December 01, 2014

Popular Pecan, Wine and Antique Festival held Feb. 13 in Camp Verde
Camp Verde's annual Wine, Pecan and Antique Festival will take place next weekend in the municipality's downtown area in conjunction with the Fort Verde State Historic Park's commemoration of the Buffalo Soldiers.
Thursday, February 04, 2010

Bird songs mean spring's a-coming!
In winter when the days are short, I often leave the house before it is light, and arrive home around dusk, so I miss a lot of the bird action in my yard. One day this past week, I happened to be home during the day, and I was taken aback by all of the bird songs I was hearing.
Thursday, February 04, 2010

Neuschwanstein's fairytale castle in the Alps
I had my first view of the castle of Neuschwanstein over the south end of a northbound horse. Wrapped in scratchy old wool blankets and perched on bales of hay, we rode in a little horse-drawn covered carriage up a long winding road to the castle.
Thursday, February 04, 2010

Children's naturalist program starts Saturday at Highlands Center
The Highlands Center for Natural History, 1375 S. Walker Road in Prescott, is currently accepting registration for two unique programs that lead children outdoors to make their own discoveries in nature.
Thursday, February 04, 2010

How birds survive food shortages
Our wet, snowy weather this past week has resulted in a variety of unusual birds showing up at peoples' feeders. Species that normally are not very dependent on human-provided food sources found the going to be pretty rough last week when all of their natural food sources were covered by snow.
Thursday, January 28, 2010

Time for some fun in the snow
Prescott-area residents currently have one of their rare opportunities to have a little fun in the snow.

Last weekend people flocked to the courthouse plaza to make snowmen and throw snowballs, and a few even got in a bit of skiing in Granite Creek Park.

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Prescott area has seven species of owls
Seven species of owls have been documented to occur in the Prescott area, according to Dr. Carl Tomoff, author of the "Birds of Prescott, Arizona Checklist." Since 1974, Tomoff has been documenting the occurrence of all wild bird species that have been seen in the Prescott area.

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Outdoors enthusiasts prepare for winter storms
With major winter storms presently pummeling Arizona, Game and Fish Department officials are recommending that hunters, anglers and other outdoor enthusiasts be prepared or perhaps alter their outdoor plans until the storms pass, flood waters have subsided and back roads become negotiable.
Thursday, January 21, 2010

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