Birding & Geocaching walk

Danae, Kathryn, Melonie, Lyla

It was a glorious day to be outside for the 17 adults and youth that showed up for the geocaching bird walk around Bubbling Ponds on March 23. NAAS has hidden 3 geocaches at Bubbling Ponds. What’s a geocache? Geocaching is a worldwide treasure-hunting game. Players look at the online site geocaching.com to find where caches have been hidden.  GPS coordinates tell you where the hidden treasures are, but they aren’t always obvious. We found over 30 species of birds and 4 caches. The main goal for NAAS hiding the caches is to get people to visit the sanctuary, to encourage people to get outside for some exercise, and to learn a bit about nature. Each cache NAAS has hidden teaches the treasure hunter a bit about each spot they visit. You find a cache, sign the book, and then log it in online. To find our hidden caches go to geocaching.com and our name is NAAS1. We have plans to place some geocaches at our Sedona Wetlands sanctuary soon. As you can see by the photo, we had a fun time.

–Nanette Armstrong