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Backyard Birding! - Cave Creek Regional Park
Cave Creek Regional Park
Have you always wondered what bird is making that pretty sound in the morning or which one is building all those nests around your home? Join us and discover these birds and more as we have them come and visit US! Bring your favorite coffee cup and we will supply the coffee as we watch the native birds of Cave Creek Regional Park. Explore the endless possibilities of backyard birding and learn how to attract different birds to your own backyard and what you must provide to your feathered friends. Please bring binoculars, water and coffee mug. Some binoculars and bird books will be on hand for use. Meet at the Nature Center Amphitheater.

Date: 1/2/2013
Time: 8:00 AM    Duration: 1 hour
Speaker: Rose Storck
Registration Required: No    
Fee: $6.00 per vehicle park entry fee
 
Contact: Ranger Mark - markpaulat@mail.maricopa.gov
Location: Meet at the Nature Center
 
Address:
37900 N. Cave Creek Parkway
Cave Creek, AZ  
85331
Backyard Birding - Usery Park
Usery Mountain Regional Park
Do you drink coffee on your back porch Saturday mornings wondering about the names of the little birds flittering about? Bring your coffee to Usery Park and explore the endless possibilities of backyard birding with bird expert, Sandy Hornbaker. Learn how to attract different birds to your own backyard and what you must provide to your feathered friends. Ask Sandy what your responsibilities are as a backyard birdwatcher and what you can expect. Please bring binoculars and water. Location: Campsite 21 in the Buckhorn Campground.

Date: 1/2/2013
Time: 10:00 AM    
Registration Required: No    
Fee: $6.00 per car
 
 
Polliwogin’ Storytime - Cave Creek Regional Park
Cave Creek Regional Park
Storytime is geared towards our youngest nature enthusiasts (ages 2 – 6)! Join us for a themed program set around a children's book. Activities will follow and may include live animals, songs, crafts, a short hike and/or games. Please wear sturdy shoes and dress appropriately for the weather. Meet at the Nature Center.

Date: 1/2/2013
Time: 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM    Duration: 1 hour
Speaker: Rose Storck
Registration Required: No    
Fee: $6.00 per vehicle park entry fee
 
Contact: Ranger Mark - markpaulat@mail.maricopa.gov
Location: Meet at the Nature Center
 
Address:
37019 N. Lava Lane
Cave Creek, AZ  
85331
Talk with the Animals - San Tan
San Tan Mountain Regional Park
When was the last time you sat and had a conversation with some desert animals? Come join Ranger Adam at the Visitor Center and get as close as you can (safely) to snakes, scorpions, spiders, lizards, and tortoises. This will be an open house style program where guests are welcome to come and go as they please, ask questions, take photos and even touch a reptile.

Date: 1/2/2013
Time: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM    Duration: Available for 2 hours
Registration Required: No    
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
Creature Feature - San Tan
San Tan Mountain Regional Park
Sit back, relax and enjoy a cinematic adventure on San Tan’s very own HUGE projector screen. Watch this amazing movie in the warmth of the nature center surrounded by a friendly collection of desert wildlife. Before the movie starts, be prepared for an amazing animal presentation and chance to meet the cool critters of San Tan. Bring your snacks, blankets and pillows to watch this exciting movie in style.

Date: 1/2/2013
Time: 12:30 PM - 2:30 PM    Duration: 2 Hours
Registration Required: No    
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