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Early Bird Desert Birdwalk --Lousley Hill Wash- McDowell Park
McDowell Mountain Regional Park
Bring your binocs and come on out. No previous birding experience is required, only an interest in birds! Wear sturdy shoes as we'll be walking in a wash. We’ll look for phainopeplas (often called ‘black cardinals’) and shrikes on this hike in Lousley Hill wash. Meet at the Lousley Hill Kiosk.

Date: 10/10/2013
Time: 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM    Duration: 1 hour
Speaker: Ranger Amy
Registration Required: No    
Fee: $6 per vehicle park entry fee
 
Contact: amyburnett@mail.maricopa.gov 480-471-0173x201
Location: McDowell Mountain Regional Park
 
Address:
16300 McDowell Mountain Park Dr.
Scottsdale, AZ  
85255
Fall Fitness Hikes! - Cave Creek Regional Park
Cave Creek Regional Park
It’s finally time to Fall back into our weekly fitness routines! Now that temperatures are cooler, we will begin a series of short hikes on various trails throughout the park. All hikes will depart from the Nature Center. Dress appropriately including hats. Bring plenty of water!

Date: 10/10/2013
Time: 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM    Duration: 2 hours
Speaker: Ranger Mark
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 - 32nd St. / North from Carefree Highway
Cave Creek, AZ  
85331
Un-Nature Trail - Estrella
Estrella Mountain Park
Test your observation skills on this 0.5-mile walk. Ranger Amy will guide you on this barrier-free trail. You may be surprised how much “stuff” you can overlook. This program will teach the basics of critter camouflage in our natural environment. Come out for the program and stay for a picnic! Meet at the Gila Trailhead.

Date: 10/10/2013
Time: 10:00 AM    Duration: up to an 1 hour
Speaker: Ranger Amy
Registration Required: No    
Fee: $6 vehicle entry fee or annual pass
 
Contact: amyroberts@mail.maricopa.gov
Location: Estrella Mountain Regional Park
 
Address:
14805 W. Vineyard Ave
Goodyear, AZ  
85338
Picnic and Play! - Estrella
Estrella Mountain Park
Did you know that Estrella Park has a Super Playground? Bring the kids and a picnic to the park and enjoy lunch with the Ranger under the shade of a ramada. There will be activities for the kids, but also plenty of area for them to run around and be kids. Meet at Ramada #5.

Date: 10/10/2013
Time: 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM    
Registration Required: No    
Fee: $6 vehicle entry fee
 
Contact: amyroberts@mail.maricopa.gov
 
Matinee Movie in the Park - Estrella
Estrella Mountain Park
Enjoy a relaxing day in the park. Bring a picnic lunch and let the kids enjoy one of Estrella’s four playgrounds before before the matinee movie at the Nature Center. Call for additional details on movie.

Date: 10/10/2013
Time: 2:00 PM    
Registration Required: No    
Fee: $6 vehicle entry fee or annual pass
 
Contact: amyroberts@mail.maricopa.gov
Location: 14805 W. Vineyard Ave.
 
Address:
14805 W. Vineyard Ave.
Goodyear, AZ  
85338