Thank you to everyone that made it to our February hike at the Gilbert Riparian Preserve. We walked through tree lined trails and watched wildlife fly and swim around us. At the end of our hike we visited the observatory. We were fortunate enough to catch a glimpse of Jupiter and the planets four moons with the help of volunteers from the East Valley Astronomy Club. We will be visiting this location once again later this year. For more information, check out the Navigators page for updates.
For March we will be focusing on conservation and habitat loss. We will have an online meeting Monday, March 13, at 6:30pm. You can attend the meeting on Zoom: Meeting ID 849 3528 7782 | Passcode 707448.
Habitat loss refers to the way humans compromise the quality of ecosystems. Major ways humans are contributing to habitat loss is through destructing and fragmenting large spans of land. One of the ways we can offset habitat loss is through the conservation of natural habitats. Another way is by establishing Certified Wildlife Habitats.
For our second event of the month we will have a hike at the Hassayampa River Preserve. We will meet at the visitor center on Saturday, March 25, at 1:00pm and as a group we will walk along the Palm Lake Loop trail.
Hassayampa River Preserve is host to numerous birds, insects and reptiles. On our hike Wildlife will be easy to view throughout the lush canopy of native shade trees and relaxing water. The preserve is both a Certified Wildlife Habitat and a Monarch Weigh Station. We hope to see you there!
For more information on the Hassayampa River Preserves biodiversity please see this Seasonal Nature Guide PDF.
For general information regarding the preserve please see the main Hassayampa River Preserve park webpage.
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