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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Sneak Peeks: RATS!
Jul06

Sneak Peeks: RATS!

June 29, 2017 By Les Conklin Are you poisoning rats and killing our wildlife? Guess what? When you use poison to get rid of roof rats, pack rats, mice and other rodent pests, each poisoning “success” is likely delivering death sentences to hawks, owls, bobcats and other local wildlife. At a recent GPPA board meeting, a board member mentioned that devices that use rat poison were being sold door-to-door in our area.”...

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AZ Game & Fish News: Wanted – Your Best Wildlife Photos.
Jul06

AZ Game & Fish News: Wanted – Your Best Wildlife Photos.

July 6, 2017 Courtesy of Arizona Game and Fish Department If you enjoy watching and photographing Arizona’s amazing wildlife, consider entering the Arizona Game and Fish Department’s annual wildlife calendar photo contest. To get started, read the newsletter below. Arizona Game & Fish News   Editorial Note. By the way, if your favorite wildlife photographs was taken in north Scottsdale or a  neighboring community,...

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On the Wild Side: Sharing the Desert with Raptors
Jul01

On the Wild Side: Sharing the Desert with Raptors

Updated June 29, 2017 By David LeRoy I live in the Rio Verde Foothills and we are blessed to be surrounded by the very best wildlife that the Sonoran Desert has to offer. As a matter of fact, Arizona is home to and visited by more species of raptors that any other state in the United States. While many full time residents have learned a little something about our various species of eagles, hawks, falcons and owls, there are still many...

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Desert Discovery Center STEM Educational Program Announced
Jun23

Desert Discovery Center STEM Educational Program Announced

June 22, 2017 The Desert Discovery Center Scottsdale Pilot Educational Program recently kicked off at Scottsdale Community College. The program was a collaboration of DDCS staff, Arizona State University’s Global Institute of Sustainability and Scottsdale Community College. For information, click below.   Desert Discovery Center Alert Newsletter (PDF) Related Articles A Peek at the Desert Discovery Center and Education This...

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Video: Harris’s Hawk Nestlings
Jun15

Video: Harris’s Hawk Nestlings

Courtesy Laurel Strohmeyer June 9, 2017 Hello, I just put together a short (3-minute) video of a Harris Hawk family. Three little nestlings getting ready to leave the nest. Enjoy! Laurel   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 prior...

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AZ Game & Fish News: Leave Baby Wildlife Alone
Jun09

AZ Game & Fish News: Leave Baby Wildlife Alone

May 12, 2017 Courtesy of Arizona Game and Fish Department The Arizona Game and Fish Department (AZGFD) has seized a deer, bobcat and javelina since June 2 that were illegally taken captive while young by Tucson area residents and reared as pets. The mule deer buck was taken to the AZGFD Wildlife Center in Phoenix for treatment, and then will go to Bearizona in Williams. The bobcat was placed at the Arizona Sonora Desert Museum, and...

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Arizona Wild Beauty: First Encounter
Jun02

Arizona Wild Beauty: First Encounter

By Laurel Strohmeyer Prologue Join us for our Arizona Wild Beauty…series, an intimate journey into the lives of an Arizona Wild Horse family.  Photographer/videographer Laurel Strohmeyer has spent the past four years studying many of the bands of wild horses along our Arizona rivers, but one family in particular captured her heart and thus her natural curiosity for wildlife.  Witness the ongoing stallion battles for territory, battles...

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AZ Game & Fish: 250,000 Extra Fish Stocked Through June
May23

AZ Game & Fish: 250,000 Extra Fish Stocked Through June

May 22, 2017 Courtesy of Arizona Game & Fish “During the past week – in preparation for the Memorial Day weekend — AZGFD has been stocking an additional 20,000 trout and catfish into waters statewide. Through June, we’ll have stocked a quarter-million more rainbow trout, catfish, bass and sunfish statewide.”   Game and Fish News The Peak Welcomes Your Comment The Peak invites you to share your thoughts about...

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