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Event Date: May 3 Saturday 2014

Guided Walk with Katherine Edison May 3, 2014

Members only event and members are allowed to bring guests.

 11123113“Our walk on Saturday, May 3, will be at San Felasco City Park, located at 6400 NW 43rd Way. Access is off of NW 43rd Street, above NW 53rd Ave, just past Cox Cable. Turn west at the City Nature Park Sign in the median on 43rdStreet. We will meet in the parking lot. The walk will begin at 8:30 and will last 1 ½ -2 hours and will cover 1 ½ -2 miles over easy paths and boardwalks. If it has rained in the week leading up to the walk, the mud may make it difficult to push strollers or wheelchairs. Please wear shoes that can get wet/muddy and a sun hat. Bring bug spray because the mosquitoes are plentiful. And bring water because it might get hot. You might also consider field guides, binoculars and cameras. Restrooms, water and picnic tables are available next to the parking lot.
 San Felasco City Park lies between the Devil’s Millhopper State Park on the south end and the Blues Creek subdivision on the north, and is sandwiched between 43rd Street and Deer Run on the sides. The park is not large enough to support wildlife that require larger territory, but it provides important refuge for small animals. Along the way we will see lots of bird, insect and plant life. And perhaps a small mammal, reptile or amphibian, too! Much of the park is under heavy tree canopy as we walk through Pine Flatwoods and along a raised boardwalk into a beautiful Cypress Swamp, but our walk back to the parking lot will be along a GRU easement, in full sun, with wet ditches on either side, where there will be ample opportunities to see butterflies, frogs and turtles and interesting aquatic plants.”