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<October 2013>

Desert Birdwalk to Nursery Tank Pond- ADA Access- 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 easy walk is along our less-than-½ mile accessible trail. Meet at Nursery Tank Trailhead.

Date: 10/3/2013
Time: 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM    Duration: 1 hour
Speaker: Ranger Amy
Registration Required: No    
Fee: $6 per vehicle park entry fee
Contact: 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: 10/3/2013
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  
Clean water, can I help? - Estrella
Estrella Mountain Park
When it rains, where does all that water go? How can we keep our waters clean and safe? Learn the answers to these questions and more in this presentation by Paul Catanzariti, Community Outreach Coordinator for Maricopa County's Stormwater Quality Program. Meet at the Nature Center.

Date: 10/3/2013
Time: 10:00 AM    Duration: about 1 hour
Speaker: Paul Catanzariti
Registration Required: No    
Fee: $6 vehicle entry fee or annual pass
All About Mountain Lions -San Tan
San Tan Mountain Regional Park
Just how dangerous are mountain lions? What should you do if you encounter one? How do they survive and thrive in our desert? If you would like to know the answers to these questions, or any questions you may have about mountain lions, 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 elusive cats.

Date: 10/3/2013
Time: 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM    Duration: 1 hour
Speaker: Ranger B
Registration Required: No    
Fee: $6.00 per vehicle park entry fee
Location: San Tan Mountain Regional Park Nature Center
6533 West Phillips Road
Queen Creek, AZ