FAFNM is holding guided walks on Monument streams during 2019. These interpretive tours will promote the AZ Water/Ways Smithsonian traveling exhibit, which arrives in Black Canyon City in mid-December 2019.
On this walk we'll visit the ephemeral Badger Spring Wash to see the effects of the Badger Fire that occurred June 21-24, 2019. The summer birds and reptiles will be present in this delicate xero-riparian area. Sunflowers and other plants are attracting butterflies. The trail is in the sandy wash. The monsoon may produce a little flow, some mud, and small rocks. Size limit: 17 persons. Good for students.
Badger Spring Wash is located 50 miles north of Phx, off I-17 exit #256, one mile east of the Interstate. Free event; additional hike details are sent when you register.
The FAFNM conducts formal surveys, under agencies' permits, for the elusive Yellow-billed cuckoo. Two teams conduct separate surveys near Horseshoe Ranch each trip. We've scheduled 5 surveys in 2019. For folks who wish to carpool, we leave from Northern Ave & I-17 in Phoenix about 80 minutes before dawn. Physically, the surveys require good hearing and ability to scramble around thorny brush, slippery rocks, pools, and get feet muddy and wet. Bring sufficient water and snacks. We walk quickly every 10 minutes between stops. Length 3+ miles round trip.
Max group size is 4 per team (in order to finish before noon). Register to reserve a spot for this date. Further info: contact firstname.lastname@example.org
This Smithsonian Museum traveling exhibit comes to Black Canyon City, specifically at the Canyon Elementary School. See details https://blackcanyonheritagepark.org/water-way/
The FAFNM calendar shows available field trips and interpretive hikes to nearby waterways on the Agua Fria National Monument.