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<October 2013>

Desert Birdwalk on Marcus Landslide Trail- Tom's Thumb Trailhead- OUTSIDE of McDowell Park
McDowell Mountain Regional Park
Interested in birds, but not familiar with the local species? Bird nerd and expert Amy Burnett will point out identifying features and even entertain you with bird calls. Grab your binocs and come on out. No previous birding experience is required, only an interest in birds! This week, meet at 6am at Tom’s Thumb Trailhead in the McDowell Sonoran Preserve(OUTSIDE of Park)- intersection of Dynamite and 128th St (drive South on 128th until you dead end into the parking lot). This is a moderate to DIFFICULT hike-- hikers should be experienced. Call the Park if you need additional directions.

Date: 10/24/2013
Time: 8:00 AM - 9:30 AM    Duration: 1 1/2 hours
Speaker: Ranger Amy
Registration Required: No    
Fee: $6 per vehicle park entry fee
Contact: 480-471-0173x201
Location: McDowell Mountain Regional Park
16300 McDowell Mountain Park Dr.
Scottsdale, AZ  
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: 10/24/2013
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 -
Location: Meet at the Nature Center
37900 N. Cave Creek Parkway - 32nd St. / North from Carefree Highway
Cave Creek, AZ  
Black Rock Archeology Walk
White Tank Mountains Regional Park
This short walk takes you back in time over 1000 years when the Hohokam people occupied the Valley of the Sun.You will see petroglyphs that give some insight into these ancient people. Meet in area 4 at 9:50am

Date: 10/24/2013
Time: 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM    
Speaker: Joe Weber
Registration Required: No    
Fee: $6.00 per vehicle entry fee
Contact: 623-935-2505
Location: Area 4 Black Rock loop
20304 W White Tank Mountain Rd
Waddell, AZ