Volunteering for the RefugeInterested in volunteering for Cabeza Prieta National Wildlife Refuge? Volunteers are needed all year, especially during our busy season which is November through April. Opportunities vary but might include:
Please contact the refuge for more details on the refuge’s volunteer program.
An Important PartnerThe Cabeza Prieta Natural History Association is an educational and charitable organization located in the heart of the spectacular Sonoran desert in Ajo, Arizona. It is dedicated to stimulating interest in and providing knowledge about the natural history of the Sonoran Desert as well as the Cabeza Prieta National Wildlife Refuge. The organization was started in Ajo, Arizona, in 1995 when it sponsored the first tours to Childs Mountain lookout during National Wildlife Week. Ever since that time, the Association has coordinated with refuge staff to offer these tours, as well as help with other special events and projects. Cabeza Prieta Natural History AssociationP.O. Box 234Ajo, Arizona 85321-0234Email: firstname.lastname@example.orgWebsite: www.cabezaprieta.org
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Feeding on the saguaro’s nectar and fruit, the endangered lesser long-nosed bat helps pollinate and spread the saguaro seed. The bats are able to reach deep into the cactus’ blossoms using their elongated, narrow snouts. Their hairy heads get covered with the pollen and as the bats fly from cactus to cactus, they transfer pollen to other saguaro blossoms – pollination occurs! For this and other reasons, lesser long-nosed bats play an extremely important role in maintaining healthy deserts.