Robb Wash Clean-up: 4 December 2010

Today Corey Mitchell and I volunteered on behalf of Adventure Birding with the Tucson Audubon Society at Robb Wash, located at the intersection of North Sarnoff Drive and Speedway Boulevard on the east side of Tucson.  This volunteer effort was organized with help from Tucson Parks & Recreation, Tucson Audubon Society, and Tucson Clean and Beautiful.  The goal was to help clean up the area to increase the neighborhood's awareness of the importance of this wash to wildlife.

We had a great time meeting some new faces and other Birds & Business Alliance members while helping out the community.  We were even treated to a bobcat that had just ambushed a Gambel's Quail for lunch utilizing the very wash we were there to clean!

(pictures below)

Good volunteering,

Jake Mohlmann
Tucson, AZ
Adventure Birding Company
Specializing in flexible, personalized guiding in SE Arizona

Hard at work - snag that litter, Jake!

Jake and Corey came face-to-face with this bobcat, which had just captured a Gambel's Quail!  What a wonderful firsthand encounter, perfectly illustrating how valuable these desert washes are for Tucson's wildlife.

Job well done!

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