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Basics of Bird Watching - Usery Park***CANCELLED***
Usery Mountain Regional Park
Interested about getting into bird watching but don’t know where to start? Want to know which bird is which and how to spot them? Join bird expert, Sandy Hornbaker, for this introduction to bird watching as she guides you on a quarter-mile stroll along our Desert Hawk Trail. Bring binoculars if you have them, otherwise, Sandy has some to loan. Please bring water and closed-toe shoes. Location: Nature Center.***CANCELLED***

Date: 1/15/2014
Time: 10:00 AM    
Registration Required: No    
Fee: $6.00 per car
 
 
Tales of the Sonoran Desert - White Tank Mtn.
White Tank Mountains Regional Park
Join Storyteller Dr. Joyce Story to hear interesting and entertaining desert tales, inspired by Native American legends. This great ffamily event, held in the Nature Center classroom, will give you a new appreciation for the desert and its inhabitants, both past and present.

Date: 1/15/2014
Time: 11:00 AM    Duration: 1 hour
Speaker: Dr. Joyce Story
Registration Required: No    
Fee: free
 
Contact: 623-935-2505
Location: White Tank Mountain Regional Park
 
Address:
20304 W. White Tank Mountain Rd.
Waddell, AZ  
85355
Ride with the Ranger - Estrella
Estrella Mountain Park
Join Ranger Amy and Corral West Horse Adventures as we introduce you to the amazing wonders of Estrella Mountain Regional Park and the Sonoran Desert on horseback. This will be a one-hour trail ride. $6 vehicle entry fee plus standard horse rental fees apply. Registration is required for the fee based program. Please call 623-882-3808 to sign up.

Date: 1/15/2014
Time: 3:00 PM    Duration: 1 hour
Registration Required: No    
Fee: $6 vehicle entry fee, plus standard horse rental fees
 
Contact: Corral West Stables 623-882-3808
 
Full Moon Ride on a Horse- San Tan
San Tan Mountain Regional Park
Enjoy the beautiful scenery of the San Tan Mountains as you navigate the park atop your trusty steed under the full moon light. Our professionals from MD Ranchwill guide you through the Sonoran Desert on a trail ride you will never forget. Learn about the plants and animals that call San Tan home, and grab your cowboy hat for this exciting ride through the park. Horses must be reserved ahead of time through MD Ranch at (480)331-7893. Spots are limited. Trail rides are available any time. Call to set up your own personalized horseback adventure.

Date: 1/15/2014
Time: 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM    Duration: 1 hour
Registration Required: Yes    
Fee: $6 vehicle park entry fee
 
More Info: http://www.maricopa.gov/parks/santan/
Contact: (480) 655-5554
Location: San Tan Mountain Regional Park - Visitor Center
 
Address:
6533 W Phillips Road
Queen Creek, AZ  
85242
Hiker’s Choice Full Moon Hike and Campfire - Usery Park
Usery Mountain Regional Park
Here’s your chance to experience the desert under the glowing light of the full moon! We will offer both a self-guided and a guided hike – the choice is yours. Afterwards, enjoy the toasty flames of a campfire and a free marshmallow roast. Bring your flashlight, water, and closed-toe shoes for this 2-mile desert adventure. No pets, please. Location: Staging Area.

Date: 1/15/2014
Time: 7:00 PM    
Registration Required: No    
Fee: $6.00 per car