AZ Game & Fish Seeks Citizen Scientists to Help Conserve American Kestrels
Dec13

AZ Game & Fish Seeks Citizen Scientists to Help Conserve American Kestrels

December 13, 2017 The future of the American kestrel is not assured with populations declining across America. The Arizona Game and Fish Department (AZGFD) is enlisting the help of citizen scientists to help conserve these fierce falcons. To learn more, click or swipe the link below.     AZ Game and Fish News (PDF)     The Peak Welcomes Your Comment The Peak invites you to share your thoughts about this article by...

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Photos of Arizona’s State Bird, the Cactus Wren
Nov01

Photos of Arizona’s State Bird, the Cactus Wren

October 29, 2017 By Tom Mangelsdorf Well, autumn is here with winter soon to follow. It’s a great time to get outside with your camera and see what kind of wildlife you can photograph. One of my favorite birds is the Cactus Wren. There are plenty of them to see this time of year…all it takes is patience, a camera and a good lens. Did I mention patience? Although plentiful, Cactus Wrens are wonderfully camouflaged for their desert...

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AZ Game & Fish News: Sandhill Cranes Winging Their Way Back to Arizona
Oct31

AZ Game & Fish News: Sandhill Cranes Winging Their Way Back to Arizona

October  31, 2017 “… It happens every year. As if on cue, they pick up and travel thousands of miles from places like Idaho, Wyoming and Montana, and some from as far away as Canada, Alaska and even Siberia. They are Arizona’s true “snowbirds, …” Click on the link below to finish the article.   AZ Game and Fish Newsletter   The Peak Welcomes Your Comment The Peak invites you to share your thoughts about...

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AZ Game & Fish News: Endangered Leopard Frogs Aided by Release
Oct30

AZ Game & Fish News: Endangered Leopard Frogs Aided by Release

October  25, 2017 “Chiricahua leopard frogs received extra help getting the hop on avoiding extinction after 454 of the threatened species were recently released into restored habitat on the Clifton Ranger District on the Apache-Sitgreaves National Forest.” Click on the link below to finish the article.   AZ Game and Fish Newsletter   The Peak Welcomes Your Comment The Peak invites you to share your thoughts...

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AZ Game & Fish News: Decline in Endangered Red Squirrels
Oct20

AZ Game & Fish News: Decline in Endangered Red Squirrels

October 17, 2017 Newsletter Courtesy of Arizona Game & Fish “An annual survey of the endangered Mount Graham red squirrel showed a significant decline due to the effects of the lightning-caused Frye Fire in the Pinaleño Mountains of southeastern Arizona.” Click below for information – Arizona Game & Fish Newsletter         The Peak Welcomes Your Comment The Peak invites you to share your...

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AZ Game & Fish News: Prairie Dog Burrows Dusted to Combat Plaque
Sep19

AZ Game & Fish News: Prairie Dog Burrows Dusted to Combat Plaque

September 19, 2017 Courtesy of Arizona Game and Fish Department “The Arizona Game and Fish Department, together with the Kaibab National Forest Williams Ranger District, recently applied insecticidal dust Williams and Flagstaff-area Gunnison prairie dog holes for fleas.”  Click below for more information. Arizona Game & Fish News (PDF)   The Peak Welcomes Your Comment The Peak invites you to share your thoughts...

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AZ Game & Fish News: Bald Eagle Sites Increasing
Sep14

AZ Game & Fish News: Bald Eagle Sites Increasing

September 11, 2017 Courtesy of Arizona Game and Fish Department The number of bald eagles in Arizona continues to increase.  Click on the link below to learn more. Arizona Game & Fish News (PDF) The Peak Welcomes Your Comment The Peak invites you to share your thoughts about this article by using the “Submit a Comment” box at the bottom of this page. All comments are reviewed based on The Peak’s Comment Policy...

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Our Desert Advocate by Kraig R. Nelson
Sep01

Our Desert Advocate by Kraig R. Nelson

August 31, 2017 Kraig R. Nelson He lived in a remote one-room cabin near life-sustaining water. Proximity to water was important because the cabin lacked running water, electricity, or any means of communication with the outside world. This iconoclastic man cherished solitude. The remote cabin allowed the opportunity for simple living, self-sufficiency, reflection, writing, and most importantly, maintaining a special relationship with...

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Get ready for solar eclipse on August 21st.
Aug15

Get ready for solar eclipse on August 21st.

August 14, 2017 Courtesy Cave Creek Unified School District   The Director of Education & Community Services, Gina Durbin, has put together some helpful information regarding the upcoming Solar Eclipse. Click on the link below to view the document (Sun glasses not required to click). NASA Solar Eclipse Information Julia Scotto Executive Assistant to Dr. Debbi Burdick, Superintendent & Governing Board Cave Creek Unified...

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AZ Game & Fish: Kayakers and Biologists Battle Snails
Aug12

AZ Game & Fish: Kayakers and Biologists Battle Snails

August 8, 2017 Courtesy of Arizona Game and Fish Department Learn how local kayakers and biologists are teaming up to fight invasive snails.  Click on the link below to learn the answer. Arizona Game & Fish News (PDF)   The Peak Welcomes Your Comment The Peak invites you to share your thoughts about this article by using the “Submit a Comment” box at the bottom of this page. All comments are reviewed based on The...

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