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Bi-Monthly Bird Walks at Montezuma Well

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Date: December 8, 2013
Contact: Karen Hughes, 928-567-3322 x223

National Park ServiceNews Release

 

For Immediate Release – December 8, 2013

Karen Hughes, Acting Chief Ranger, MOCA/TUZI, 928-567-3322 x223

 

Bi-Monthly Bird Walks at Montezuma Well 

Beginning Saturday, January 4, 2014, the National Park Service will offer winter bird walks at the Montezuma Well unit of Montezuma Castle National Monument. Visitors can join Ranger Melinda McFarland to explore the diverse bird life inhabiting the different ecosystems around the Well.

Bird walks will begin at 8:30 a.m. every first and third Saturday through April, weather permitting. The park ranger will meet visitors at the ­­­­­­picnic area and help identify birds around the site, while interpreting different species and their roles in the local environment.

Montezuma Well is located 11 miles north of Montezuma Castle, at 5525 East Beaver Creek Road in Rimrock, Arizona. There is no entry fee at the Montezuma Well location, and the program is free. Participants should bring water and binoculars, if they have them, and wear clothing and footwear appropriate for an easy to moderate hike. Programs last approximately two hours. Visitors may call the Montezuma Castle Visitor Center at (928) 567-3322 ext. 221 for more information.

 

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Did You Know?

Hopi short staple cotton

The Sinagua cultivated a type of cotton native to South America, which Native Americans brought north through Mexico. Long before Europeans set foot in Arizona the Sinagua were weaving beautiful cloth! Come see examples in the Museum at Tuzigoot National Monument.