Full Moon Hike
Join VRVNO Board members for the December 13th full moon hike. This is the month when the winter cold fastens its grip and the nights become long and dark. This full Moon is also called the ” Long Nights Moon” by some Native American tribes. Meet in the parking lot for the Cliffrose Trail, just off Mingus Road close to the 89A intesection. We will hike the Cliffrose Trail – approximtely 1.3 mes over varied terrain, some flat, rocky, up and downhill. We will be looking at the winter moon, listening for wildlife and sharing facts about the area, history, geology and what the Verde River Valley Nature Organization is all about. The cost is $5; free to VRVNO members. VRVNO members will be sent an email November 23rd for registration. General Registration will begin November 26th. Register here!
VRVNO 2017 Happenings
Verde River Runoff
The 5th Annual Verde River Runoff is coming up March 18, 2017. This popular event is a 10 and 5-mile canoe, kayak and paddle board race and fun float which starts at White Bridge and Clear Creek , Camp Verde, Arizona, and ends at Beasley Flats. Early-bird registration for VRVNO members click here begins in late January.
Migration magic is experienced throughout the avian world leaving us marveling at the stamina, path-finding ability, and tenacity of these mad creatures. One of the most amazing is the Rufous Hummingbird. Measured by body size, the rufous makes one of the longest migratory journeys of any bird in the world. Traveling clockwise up the Pacific Coast in winter/spring, to the Pacific Northwest and Alaska heading south again in July following the Rocky Mountains. His excellent memory for location helps it find flowers and feeders from day to day and year to year. This feisty little bird will chase away all comers to his perceived territory. No wonder we’re taken with his talents. Join us this year as we celebrate all migrations including birders who travel the country in search of feathered migrants.