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Bubbling Ponds Hatchery

Bubbling Ponds Hatchery

On a recent visit to Bubbling Ponds Hatchery, I had the good fortune to get a photo of a belted kingfisher and a vermilion flycatcher sitting on the same branch! If you've never been to Bubbling Ponds or its close neighbor, Page Springs Hatchery in Cornville, AZ, it's...

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Butterfly Seeds

Butterfly Seeds

By Ann Angel Eberhardt of Goodyear, Arizona You never know what you're gonna get in a packet of seeds. One packet labeled "Sunflowers," brought home by my daughter last summer from the Dollar Tree, held a big surprise. She planted the brown seeds, which were about the...

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American Kestrel Nest Box Project Update

American Kestrel Nest Box Project Update

I am pleased to report that my third year of hosting an American Kestrel nest box was a great success. Right on schedule, a kestrel couple began visiting the nest box in the middle of February. I suspected this was the same couple that used the nest box last year...

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Featured Bird: Pinyon Jays

Featured Bird: Pinyon Jays

Pinyon Jays, Gymnorhinus cyanocephalusare, are birds about the size and shape of a small crow that are overall blue-gray in coloring. The females and males are colored and sized similarly and are difficult to tell apart. The Pinyon Jay's primary food source is piñon...

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