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Desert Birdwalk North Trail- McDowell Park
McDowell Mountain Regional Park
Grab your binocs and come on out. No previous birding experience is required, only an interest in birds! Please wear closed-toed shoes for this easy, 3 mile walk. We'll look for fall migrants and the 'real snowbirds' of the desert. Meet at North Trailhead.

Date: 10/17/2013
Time: 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM    Duration: 2 hours
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: 10/17/2013
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
Desert Plants
White Tank Mountains Regional Park
This is great for those new to the valley. Come on a short hike (1/2 mile) on the Black Rock Short Loop and pick up a few pointers about native plants and how they survive the harsh desert climate. This is a flat, well groomed trail. Meet in area 4 parking lot and make sure you have water. No dogs please.

Date: 10/17/2013
Time: 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM    
Registration Required: No    
Fee: $6.00 per vehicle entry fee
 
Contact: 623-935-2505
Location: Area 4
 
Address:
20304 W White Tank Mountain Rd
Waddell, AZ  
85355
Kids Craft Time - CANCELLED-Estrella
Estrella Mountain Park
This program has been cancelled. Sorry for any inconvenience. Make your own desert critter! Join Ranger Amy at the Nature Center for this activity that will get show off your child’s inner artist. We will take inspiration from our desert surroundings and learn about these animals as we create our own versions!

Date: 10/17/2013
Time: 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM    
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!- CANCELLED -Estrella
Estrella Mountain Park
This program has been CANCELLED. Sorry for any inconvenience. 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: 10/17/2013
Time: 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM    
Registration Required: No    
Fee: $6 vehicle entry fee
 
Contact: amyroberts@mail.maricopa.gov
 
All About Coyotes -San Tan
San Tan Mountain Regional Park
What makes coyotes one of America’s most successful animals? How dangerous are they? How do they survive and thrive in the wild? If you would like to know the answers to these questions, or any questions you may have about coyotes, then this one-hour presentation is for you! Bring your sandwich to the “Brown-Bag It” series inside our Visitor Center as Ranger B from Usery Park shares some amazing facts about these crafty canines.

Date: 10/17/2013
Time: 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM    Duration: 1 hour
Speaker: Ranger B
Registration Required: No    
Fee: $6.00 per vehicle park entry fee
 
Contact: santanpark@mail.maricopa.gov
Location: San Tan Mountain Regional Park Nature Center
 
Address:
6533 West Phillips Road
Queen Creek, AZ  
85242