Page Springs Update – July 2015

Page Springs Update – July 2015   You are probably aware of the improvements at Bubbling Ponds regarding trail enhancement and educational placements. What is completely new are the improvement being made to the Visitor Center at the main facility and the part that NAAS has in that. Well, read on:  Bubbling Ponds The interpretive signs are being installed and these will provide excellent educational value to the site. The photos here are from the […]

Mexican Gray Wolf Meeting August 7, 2015

Mexican Gray Wolf Meeting August 7, 2015   If you are concerned or interested in the management of the Mexican Gray Wolf project as it is administered by the Arizona Game and Fish Department, you will want to attend this meeting in Flagstaff. It is a standard Game and Fish Department meeting with, among other things, the Gray Wolf issue on the agenda. Individuals who are interested in this controversial issue are urged to attend […]

May 1974

        We recently came into possession of a set old of records thanks to the generosity of Anita McFarlane. These included old newsletters and perhaps you might be interested to see what was happening at NAAS during May, 1974. Click on the link below to read this two page piece of our history May 1974 Newsletter

Sedona Hummingbird Festival

Sedona Hummingbird Festival The most beautiful place in America to see hummingbirds!   THIS YEAR’S FESTIVAL: July 31 – August 2, 2015 Presentations, Marketplace, and ticket sales take place at: Sedona Performing Arts Center located at the Sedona Red Rock High School 995 Upper Red Rock Loop Road Sedona, AZ 86336 GPS Coordinates: Lat. 34.846635, Long. -111.830435 _____________________________ FESTIVAL ACTIVITIES — Overview Presentations: 3 days of presentations by hummingbird experts from around the world in […]

Skunks, Bird Feeders, and Rabies

Skunks, Bird Feeders, and Rabies NOTE: This is a condensed version of an open letter to NAAS memberships by Tad Theimer, an NAU Biologist. The full version is available through a link at the end of this article.   Dear Audubon Society members Several years ago I asked for volunteers to allow me to set up video cameras on their bird feeders to monitor visitation by animals like skunks and raccoons.  Many of you kindly […]

NAAS Picnic

NAAS Picnic   On a beautiful Sunday morning at the beginning of June, the NAAS membership treated itself to a potluck picnic at Montezuma Well. This is an old tradition that dates back to the early times of our chapter in the 80s and we revived it this year. We were a small, but enthusiastic group. and we started the morning with a bird walk (of course!) on a loop trail at the picnic grounds […]

NAAS Takes School To The Outdoors.

29 Species of Birds Spotted in Two Hours! On May 12, 2015, 4th Graders from Jerome-Clarkdale Elementary School took a bird-walk field trip to the Dead Horse Ranch State Park. Nanette Armstrong engaged 4th grade students and adult chaperones during a two-hour introduction to birding (actively spotting birds in their natural habitat) and birdwatching (sitting and observing birds at bird feeders). Students learned about the care and use of binoculars, important facts about birds, how to […]
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