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A Mesquite Meander at Hassayampa River Preserve

Join Ranger Eric for a stroll through the Preserve’s mesquite bosques to learn about this unique ecosystem.

You may have heard of mesquite grilling with food, but did you know that mesquite woodlands, or bosques, provide important habitat for wildlife and were used as a food source by native people? Join Ranger Eric as we explore some of the Preserve’s mesquite bosques and discuss their ecological and ethnobotanical importance to the Southwest. Among the wildlife, we may see are Lucy’s warblers, which we recently installed nest boxes for in our mesquite groves to help out their populations. These tiny songbirds will be singing from the woods and getting ready to nest. This guided hike will be on mostly flat, but sometimes sandy trails. REGISTRATION REQUIRED. To register, please call the Preserve Visitor Center at 928-684-2772.

Important Notes:

  • Registration is required and space is limited. Registration is required for all programs unless otherwise noted and capacity for each program is limited to 10 people, no exceptions.  Please call the Visitor Center at 928-684-2772 to register for and check on the availability of programs.  If you find you cannot attend a program you have registered for, please call the Visitor Center to let us know so we can open up your space(s) to those on the waiting list.
  • Know before you go. Check the website or call ahead to ensure the program has not been canceled. Be prepared for limited access to facilities and water fountains. Check weather forecasts and bring layers if needed.
  • Bring a mask. Although this is an outdoor program, frequent stops may be made so the ranger can explain or highlight items along the trail(s). Masks will be required during these stops. Masks are also required in restrooms and the nature center.
  • Physical distancing. Observe the CDC’s minimum recommended physical distancing of six (6) feet from others at all times. Share the trail and warn other trail users of your presence as you pass.
  • Personal hygiene. Follow the CDC’s guidance on personal hygiene prior to visiting parks or trails.
  • Stay home if sick. Do not use parks or trails if you are exhibiting symptoms of COVID-19. If you sneeze while recreating on a trail, please sneeze into your elbow to avoid the spread of germs.

March

27

2021

Event:

A Mesquite Meander at Hassayampa River Preserve

Start:

Mar 27, 2021 9:00 am

End:

Mar 27, 2021 11:00 am

Updated:

February 22, 2021

Venue:

Hassayampa River Preserve

Address:

49614 U.S. Hwy. 60 89
Wickenburg, AZ 85390 United States

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