FAFNM offers guided walks on Monument streams during 2019. These interpretive tours promote the Smithsonian AZ Water/Ways traveling exhibit, which runs in Black Canyon City until January 26, 2020.
On Sunday, 1/19, this walk will visit the ephemeral Badger Spring Wash to see the effects of the Badger Fire that occurred June 2019. We'll note winter's migrating birds (towhees, meadowlark, goldfinch, ruby-crowned kinglet, woodpeckers, wrens, gnatcatchers, and an unusual pipit) in this delicate riparian area. Other sights: the famous petroglyps. The trail is in the sandy wash, so there will 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).