FAFNM offers guided walks on Monument streams during 2019. These interpretive tours promote the Smithsonian AZ Water/Ways traveling exhibit, which arrives in Black Canyon City on December 14, 2019.
On Sunday, 12/15, this walk will visit the ephemeral Badger Spring Wash to see the effects of the Badger Fire that occurred June 2019. We'll note autumn's migrating birds (towhees, meadowlark, goldfinch, ruby-crowned kinglet, ladderback woodpecker, and gnatcatchers) in this delicate riparian area. Other sights: flowering plants that attract butterflies. The trail is in the sandy wash, so there might be low flow, some mud, and small rocks. Size limit: 15 persons. Good for students.
Badger Spring Wash is located 50 miles north of Phx. Take I-17 exit #256; go east one mile on a dirt road. Free event. Meet at Badger Spring Wash trailhead (just past the outhouse).