Last week my family brought a picnic to the Rio Salado River Park. A habitat restoration area.
According to the website, once a dump site, the area is now a lush riparian corridor with five miles of trails.
The trails are a great place for bird watching.
The Phoenix Audubon Society has their offices here.
We brought sandwiches on home made bread, fresh squeezed lemon aid, and warm from the oven oatmeal cookies for dessert. I love finding hidden treasures close to home, and I love me a good picnic! As an added bonus I now get to cross one thing off my 1001 things list! A total win.
The park's news letter mentions that they have a beaver that has taken up residence. Who knew you could have a beaver in Phoenix. Right next to down town Phoenix no less.
We had fun looking for signs of beaver damage, spotting white fluffy bunny tails, listening to humming birds fly over head, and taking the trails.
I highly recommend a visit to this park to any local family. Its really a unique Phoenix attraction, and I am looking forward to our next visit in the spring!
Thank you to The Magic Onions for bringing together us together to share our love of nature.