On Friday afternoon Gwennie and I had a little bit of time to waste and I had recently read a blog post about the Rio Salado Habitat Restoration Area which is located just south of downtown Phoenix.I had seen the signs for the Phoenix Audubon society many times, thinking "I really should check that out." When Gwennie and I went, we were impressed. We were only able to see a small portion of it, parking just off of Central Ave and taking a short hike. However the trails along the river extend about five miles.
There was a much to see, including some slimy algae that Gwennie did not want to touch. I had to coerce her into it and then she wanted to go back and touch it again.
One of the things I dislike about living in the city is not being surrounded by nature. However finding places like this and the one in Gilbert (via another blog that I love) has revived my outdoors spirit. Sure, its just the beginning of February and the weather is perfect here, but these places rejuvenate my love of Arizona.