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Events for 10/4/2014
San Tan Shredders Mountain Bike Group - San Tan
Join us again for another exciting mountain bike ride among the beautiful San Tan Mountains. Most gr ...

Early Bird Walk and Program - White Tank Mtn.
Join birder Joe Ford from the Sonoran Audubon Society on an early morning bird walk along the Mule D ...

Hohokam Houses - the Ruins of Spur Cross
October 4 Saturday 9:00 am Ruins of Spur Cross (moderate) Join us for this 2.5 mile hike that ...

Wag 'n' Walk Dog Adoption Hike - Usery Park
Don’t have a dog? No problem! Maricopa County’s Animal Care & Control and Parks and Recreation Dep ...

Desert Denizen's - Cave Creek Regional Park
In this episode of Desert Denizens we will learn about “Scorpions”! All ages welcome! Meet in the ai ...

Feeding Frenzy! - Cave Creek Regional Park
Come see our collection of cool and creapy carnivores consume their prey! Snakes swallow their prey, ...

Lunch with the Critters -Estrella Park
It’s lunchtime for the critters at the nature center! We’ll watch how they chow down and learn a few ...

Reptile Feeding - McDowell
Join the staff for an afternoon break and see how our cold-blooded residents eat their monthly meals ...

Desert Hiking Tips - Lake Pleasant
Whether you are new or not to the desert you might want to take home a few tips. The Ranger will sh ...

Reptile Feeding - San Tan
Reptiles, such as lizards and snakes, do not use forks and knives to help them eat their meals. Inst ...

Animal Flashlight Walk - San Tan
We are the nocturnal animals of the desert and we like to hide. Help Ranger Tish find us if you can! ...

Upcoming Events in October
Desert Wash Discovery - White Tank Mtn.  (10/1/2014  8:00 AM)
Exploring Spur Cross  (10/1/2014  9:00 AM)
Night Shredders - San Tan  (10/1/2014  8:00 PM)
Exploring New Trails - Come Hike it with the Park Ranger! - Lake Pleasant  (10/2/2014  7:00 AM)
Homeschool: Intro. to Junior Ranger - San Tan  (10/2/2014  9:00 AM)
The Desert Floor - McDowell  (10/2/2014  9:00 AM)
Exploring New Trails - Come Hike it with the Park Ranger! - Lake Pleasant  (10/3/2014  7:00 AM)
Fridays Fitness Hike- McDowell -4 Peaks/Horse Staging Area  (10/3/2014  7:00 AM)
Geology Underfoot - San Tan  (10/3/2014  9:00 AM)
Home School Program: "No Bats in my Belfry!" - Usery Park  (10/3/2014  9:00 AM)
Desert Awareness - Desert Knowledge - Lake Pleasant  (10/3/2014  2:00 PM)
All About Ants - Usery Park  (10/3/2014  6:00 PM)
Clay Mine Adventure! - Cave Creek Regional Park  (10/3/2014  6:00 PM)
Animal Flashlight Walk - Usery Park  (10/3/2014  7:30 PM)
Ghosts -n- Goldmines - San Tan  (10/3/2014  7:30 PM)
Birding Adventures - San Tan  (10/5/2014  7:00 AM)
Take Your Walk to the Desert - Spur Cross  (10/6/2014  8:00 AM)
Sunset and Full Moon Hike to Yavapai Point Lookout - Lake Pleasant  (10/8/2014  6:00 PM)
Family Full Moonlight Mile Hike - McDowell  (10/8/2014  6:30 PM)
Full Moon Hike - Spur Cross  (10/8/2014  7:00 PM)
Full Moon Hike -Estrella Park  (10/8/2014  7:30 PM)
Night Shredders - San Tan  (10/8/2014  8:00 PM)
Plants of the Sonoran Desert - White Tank Mtn.  (10/9/2014  8:00 AM)
Pleasant Paddlers Program - Sunset & Full Moon Paddle - Lake Pleasant  (10/9/2014  6:00 PM)
Exploring Cottonwood Wash Petroglyph Hike - Lake Pleasant  (10/10/2014  7:00 AM)
Fridays Fitness Hike- McDowell - Wagner Trailhead  (10/10/2014  7:00 AM)
Rattlesnakes of America Talk - Lake Pleasant  (10/10/2014  2:00 PM)
Snake Feeding - White Tank Mtn.  (10/10/2014  3:00 PM)
All About Bats - San Tan  (10/10/2014  6:30 PM)
Family Moonlight Hike - White Tank Mtn.  (10/10/2014  7:00 PM)
Scorpion Search -Estrella Park  (10/10/2014  7:00 PM)
Moonlight Hike - San Tan  (10/10/2014  8:00 PM)
Competitive Track Closed - McDowell  (10/11/2014  7:00 AM)
Fun with a Bow - Archery 101 7AM Class - Lake Pleasant  (10/11/2014  7:00 AM)
Archery 101 a - Cave Creek Regional Park  (10/11/2014  8:00 AM)
Birds of Estrella -Estrella Park  (10/11/2014  8:00 AM)
"Little Explorers": Just for Kids - San Tan  (10/11/2014  9:00 AM)
Become a Jr. Ranger - McDowell  (10/11/2014  9:00 AM)
Fun with a Bow - Archery 101 9AM Class - Lake Pleasant  (10/11/2014  9:00 AM)
Rock Art of Spur Cross  (10/11/2014  9:00 AM)
Archery 101 b - Cave Creek Regional Park  (10/11/2014  10:00 AM)
Library Program - Venomous Creatures of the Desert - White Tank Mtn.  (10/11/2014  10:30 AM)
Birds of the Sonoran Desert -Estrella Park  (10/11/2014  11:00 AM)
Archery "OPEN RANGE"- Cave Creek Regional Park  (10/11/2014  12:00 PM)
Desert Edibles - San Tan  (10/11/2014  1:00 PM)
Desert Awareness - Desert Knowledge - Lake Pleasant  (10/11/2014  2:00 PM)
Adult Moonlight Hike - White Tank Mtn.  (10/11/2014  7:00 PM)
The Haunted Desert - San Tan  (10/11/2014  7:30 PM)
Competitive Track Closed - McDowell  (10/12/2014  7:00 AM)
Kids Series: Tortoise Tots -Estrella Park  (10/12/2014  11:00 AM)
Hiking 101 - San Tan  (10/12/2014  12:00 PM)
Take Your Walk to the Desert - Spur Cross  (10/13/2014  8:00 AM)
Wellness Program -Estrella Park  (10/15/2014  9:00 AM)
All About Vultures - Usery Park  (10/15/2014  12:00 PM)
Night Shredders - San Tan  (10/15/2014  8:00 PM)
Wildlife Watch at Nursery Tank - McDowell  (10/16/2014  8:00 AM)
Homeschool: Learn your Lizards - San Tan  (10/16/2014  9:00 AM)
Beneath the Surface of Lake Pleasant - Lake Pleasant  (10/16/2014  2:00 PM)
Fridays Fitness Hike- McDowell -Trailhead Staging Area  (10/17/2014  7:00 AM)
Lake Pleasant and It's History - Lake Pleasant  (10/17/2014  1:00 PM)
San Tan Shredders: Trail Etiquette and Basic Bike Maintenance - San Tan  (10/17/2014  5:00 PM)
All About Scorpions - San Tan  (10/17/2014  6:00 PM)
Desert Nights - Hike - Cave Creek Regional Park  (10/17/2014  6:00 PM)
Dutch Oven Cooking Demonstration and Sampler - White Tank Mtn.  (10/17/2014  6:30 PM)
Movie Night in the Park: "Desert Animals: Outlaws and Skeletons" - Usery Park  (10/17/2014  7:00 PM)
Scorpion Hunt: Search for the Giant Desert Hairy Scorpion - San Tan  (10/17/2014  7:30 PM)
Night Shredders - San Tan  (10/17/2014  8:00 PM)
TRAILWORK Volunteer Day - San Tan  (10/18/2014  7:00 AM)
Elephant Mountain Fortress Hike - Spur Cross  (10/18/2014  8:00 AM)
Geocache Fun 101 - McDowell  (10/18/2014  9:00 AM)
Lunch with the Critters -Estrella Park  (10/18/2014  11:00 AM)
History of the White Tanks - White Tank Mtn.  (10/18/2014  1:00 PM)
Junior Tracker -Estrella Park  (10/18/2014  2:00 PM)
Goofy Ghost Walk - Usery Park  (10/18/2014  7:00 PM)
Stargazing at Spur Cross  (10/18/2014  7:30 PM)
Introduction to the Sonoran Desert - San Tan  (10/19/2014  8:00 AM)
Photography 101 -Estrella Park  (10/19/2014  9:30 AM)
Sonoran Desert Survival - San Tan  (10/19/2014  12:00 PM)
Take Your Walk to the Desert - Spur Cross  (10/20/2014  8:00 AM)
Rock Art of Spur Cross  (10/22/2014  9:00 AM)
Night Shredders - San Tan  (10/22/2014  8:00 PM)
Sunrise Hike - White Tank Mtn.  (10/23/2014  6:15 AM)
Exploring New Trails with the Park Ranger! - Lake Pleasant  (10/23/2014  7:00 AM)
Easy Mountain Bike Ride - McDowell  (10/23/2014  8:00 AM)
Fall Fitness Hike - Cave Creek Regional Park  (10/23/2014  8:00 AM)
Lake Pleasant and the Central Arizona Project Connection - Lake Pleasant  (10/23/2014  2:00 PM)
Exploring New Trails - Come Hike it with the Park Ranger! - Lake Pleasant  (10/24/2014  7:00 AM)
Fridays Fitness Hike - Dixie Mine Trailhead (End of Golden Eagle Blvd) - McDowell  (10/24/2014  7:00 AM)
"Know Your Knots" Park Ranger Program - Lake Pleasant  (10/24/2014  2:00 PM)
All About Scorpions - Usery Park  (10/24/2014  6:00 PM)
Zombie Apocalypse: Can you SURVIVE? - San Tan  (10/24/2014  7:00 PM)
Scorpion Hunt (Last one of the year!!) - Usery Park  (10/24/2014  7:30 PM)
Black Rock Archaeology Walk - White Tank Mtn.  (10/25/2014  8:00 AM)
Library Program - The Big Green - White Tank Mtn.  (10/25/2014  10:30 AM)
Exploring New Trails - Come Hike it with the Park Ranger! - Lake Pleasant  (10/25/2014  12:00 PM)
Archery 101 - Usery Park  (10/25/2014  1:00 PM)
Reptile Feeding - McDowell  (10/25/2014  1:00 PM)
Snake Feeding - White Tank Mtn.  (10/25/2014  1:00 PM)
PROGRAM CANCELLED Night Time Birds, Live! At Visitor Center - Lake Pleasant  (10/25/2014  2:00 PM)
“Open House and Halloween Howl!” - Cave Creek Regional Park  (10/25/2014  5:00 PM)
Haunted Howl-o-ween Bash - San Tan  (10/25/2014  6:00 PM)
Take Your Walk to the Desert - Spur Cross  (10/27/2014  8:00 AM)
Tales of the Sonoran Desert - White Tank Mtn.  (10/27/2014  11:00 AM)
All About Camping - Usery Park  (10/28/2014  12:00 PM)
Exploring the Dragonfly Trail - Spur Cross  (10/29/2014  8:00 AM)
Ranger-led hike on the North Trail - McDowell  (10/29/2014  8:00 AM)
"Just for Kids" - Storytime in the Desert - Usery Park  (10/29/2014  10:30 AM)
Night Shredders - San Tan  (10/29/2014  8:00 PM)
Exploring New Trails with the Park Ranger - Lake Pleasant  (10/30/2014  7:00 AM)
Fall Fitness Hike - Cave Creek Regional Park  (10/30/2014  8:00 AM)
10 Common Birds of the Sonoran Desert - McDowell  (10/30/2014  9:00 AM)
Homeschool: Know Your Snakes - San Tan  (10/30/2014  9:00 AM)
A Close Look at Rocks, Minerals and Crystals - Lake Pleasant  (10/30/2014  2:00 PM)
McDowell Friday Fitness Hike-Tom's Thumb Trailhead (end of 128th st.*OUTSIDE* of park)- DIFFICULT  (10/31/2014  7:00 AM)
Pleasant Paddlers Program - Exploring the Islands of Lake Pleasant  (10/31/2014  7:00 AM)
Take a Hike on Halloween- San Tan  (10/31/2014  7:00 AM)
Desert Edibles Walk - Usery Park  (10/31/2014  9:00 AM)
Haunted Hike! - Hike - Cave Creek Regional Park  (10/31/2014  6:00 PM)
Halloween Party - White Tank Mtn.  (10/31/2014  7:00 PM)
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