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Column: Willow, Watson Lake levels may affect availability of food for wild birds
This past Thursday I led a Jay's Bird Barn-sponsored bird walk to both Willow and Watson Lakes. It was a beautiful fall day - just perfect for bird watching.
Thursday, October 29, 2015

Broadway, Opera tunes at Elks Theatre
The Prescott Friends of Arizona Opera presents "Anything Goes! Broadway Goes to the Opera" Oct. 13.
Saturday, October 10, 2015

Column: Updating lifetime of bird records takes me back in time
The rare purple gallinule that I wrote about last week has not been seen for over a week now. It is hard to know what became of it-did it successfully migrate back to its more traditional range?
Thursday, October 01, 2015

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

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