The Arizona Game and Fish Department is seeking volunteers to assist with fall spotlighting efforts to help document the population of endangered black-footed ferrets in Aubrey Valley and on the Double O Ranch, both near Seligman.
As part of the recovery effort, the department has scheduled a five-night spotlighting event Oct. 5-9 and a three-night spotlighting event Nov. 9-11.
The spotlighting method involves using high-powered lights to locate and identify black-footed ferrets.
Their eyeshine is reflected by the spotlight and helps surveyors with identifying and locating these elusive, nocturnal carnivores.
Volunteers can sign up by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org – with “fall spotlighting” in the subject line – by Nov. 3 for the November event.