Arizona Trailblazers Hiking Club
Feathered Friends Nature Walk
when Saturday, March 13, 2021
where Veterans Oasis Park, Chandler
the hike     Time to slow down and smell the roses; er, look for the birds. We will be joined by a birding guide from the Desert Rivers Audubon Society, to enjoy a guided nature walk and learn about various birds. Veterans Oasis Park is comprised of 113 acres, 78 of which are designed for groundwater recharge and wetlands, and serve as habitat for diverse Sonoran Desert plants and wildlife, and has numerous walking trails. There is also a 5 acre fishing lake.
    Veterans Oasis Park is considered one of the premier birding spots in the valley, with recharge basins, riparian environments, and an abundance of native vegetation, and draws a variety of migratory and local birds to the park. Over 153 species have been documented at the park. A free birding checklist can be picked up inside the Environmental Education Center before the hike begins, if you wish to keep track of what you spot.
    Masks will be worn during this entire walk as we will practice social distancing and hear our guide. Limit of 10 participants.
    It is best if you can bring your own binoculars, but loaners will be available from our guide, for anyone who needs them.
    This is a great opportunity to bring your cameras as well.
    No shade, so bring a good hat, too.
distance 1.5 miles
time 1.5 hours
EC no elevation change
elevations 1,300'
type nature walk
on trail 100%
rating "D"     Rate yourself as a hiker.
dogs allowed no
cost The club allows voluntary contributions of $5 per non-member.
weather Chandler
leader     Hike is full. 
meet 8:00 AM at the Veterans Oasis Park in Chandler, east side parking lot. Restrooms are available at the Environmental Education Center.
drive
•  Northeast corner of Chandler Heights Rd and Lindsay Rd, 4050 E. Chandler Heights Rd., Chandler, AZ 85249. Environmental Education Center 480-782-2890.
There are two main buildings at this park, a police substation and the environmental education center, we will meet in the parking lot directly east of these two buildings.
For those driving east on I-10, take the E. Riggs Rd. exit to the left and continue east. Turn left on Lindsay Road, continuing north to Chandler Heights Road. The park is on the northeast corner of this intersection.
For those traveling on the Loop 202, take the S. Gilbert Rd. exit and travel south to Chandler Heights Road turn left (east) and continue until to Lindsay Road. The park is on the northeast corner.

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