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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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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Vineyard Views Blog: Don’t Miss “Timeless Torches”
May31

Vineyard Views Blog: Don’t Miss “Timeless Torches”

May 31, 2017 Are you 60 or older? Would you do what these folks are doing to help your team win? Could you do this to help your team win?    Dancing at W.N.B.A. Center Court The Peak thanks Al DeVito of Vineyard Views Blog for another insightful post. 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...

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Part II of the Peaky Blinder and Piper Great Horned Owl Story
May15

Part II of the Peaky Blinder and Piper Great Horned Owl Story

May 14. 2017 Video and Story by Laurel Strohmeyer Living here in the Sonoran Desert it is not unusual to hear great horned owls calling in the evening or to even see them sitting on top of a saguaro. But what is it like for them to raise their young here, threatened by heat, wind, rain, predators, and accidental injury? I, like most Peak readers, thoroughly enjoyed the first part of this story and I wondered what was wrong when the...

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Vineyard Views Blog: Is this today’s worker?
May06

Vineyard Views Blog: Is this today’s worker?

May 6, 2017 This doctor is still working at 105. In this video, he reveals a few simple exercises that he credits for his longevity. Get ready, on the count of three, click below.    Still Working The Peak thanks Al DeVito of Vineyard Views Blog for another insightful post.   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...

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Videos: Pinnacle Peak Park – Scottsdale
May04

Videos: Pinnacle Peak Park – Scottsdale

March 15, 2017 Ready to take a hike? Now is a great time of the year to take a morning hike at Pinnacle Peak Park in north Scottsdale. The two videos included with this article will enable you  to get an idea of what the trail is like and gain some valuable background information about the volunteers who work to ensure that your visit to the park is truly enjoyable. Pinnacle Peak, located at the north end of the McDowell Mountains,...

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Video: Easter Sunday Hatching of Western Screech Owl
Apr30

Video: Easter Sunday Hatching of Western Screech Owl

April 19, 2017 Courtesy of Laurel Strohmeyer   Hi everyone, I wanted to share this little Easter Sunday hatching of the third Western Screech Owl. Enjoy!     Watch Laurel’s Video    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...

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Vineyard Views Blog: Do you wanna dance?
Apr14

Vineyard Views Blog: Do you wanna dance?

April 14, 2017 I’m going to sit this one out. How about the next slow dance?   Dancing the Dance of Their Youth The Peak thanks Al DeVito of Vineyard Views Blog for another hopeful post. 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 to...

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See Video, Photos & Hike Scottsdale’s Jane Rau Trail
Feb14

See Video, Photos & Hike Scottsdale’s Jane Rau Trail

February 14, 2017 Easy, Scenic Trail for All Ages and Ability Levels The Jane Rau Trail is located at the Brown’s Ranch Trailhead area of the McDowell Sonoran Preserve in north Scottsdale, Arizona. The trail starts just east of the amphitheater. It’s a half-mile loop trail through a saguaro-studded, boulder-strewn area. The trail is wide, flat and has interpretive signs and shaded benches. The trail was designed for...

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Arizona Wild Beauty: Patch’s First Steps Video
Feb14

Arizona Wild Beauty: Patch’s First Steps Video

By Laurel Strohmeyer Prologue Welcome to the second installment of our our Arizona Wild Beauty…series, an intimate journey into the lives of an Arizona Wild Horse family.  The first installment is entitled Arizona Wild Beauty: First Encounter.  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...

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