Liberty Wildlife (a raptor rehab center in Phoenix ) visited Cosanti the Saturday after Thanksgiving.

[all photography by Aimee Madsen, text by Aimee Madsen, Sue Kirsch]

They released a Red Tailed Hawk for the memorial of Story Walker Bannister ………… a  “Celebration of Story’s Life” …. (1992-2015)

The Juvenile Red Tailed Hawk was released at Cosanti just before dark as a memorial to Story Walker Bannister, Kristal Neilsen’s son.

As the bird became air born, everyone at the service counted to three and made a wish in his honor. The ceremony commenced with song, prayer flags, speakers and refreshments.

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