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<November 2013>

Backyard Birding - Usery Park***CANCELLED***
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.***CANCELLED***

Date: 11/13/2013
Time: 9:00 AM    
Registration Required: No    
Fee: $6.00 per car
Exploring the Dragonfly Trail - Spur Cross
Spur Cross Ranch Conservation Area
November 13 Wednesday 9:00 am Exploring the Dragonfly Trail (moderate) Come along with park docent Tammy Teegardin on this exploration of the newest trail in the Spur Cross trail system, the Dragonfly Trail. On this moderate 3.5 mile hike we will visit a prehistoric rock art site and also stroll along a beautiful section of riparian habitat on Cave Creek.

Date: 11/13/2013
Time: 9:00 AM    Duration: 3 hours
Speaker: Tammy Teegardin, park docent
Registration Required: No    
Fee: $3 per person
Contact: Kevin Smith, Park ranger at 480-488-6623 or e-mail
Animal Tracks and Scat - Usery Park
Usery Mountain Regional Park
Come follow the paths of those that have gone before. Intrigued? Spend an interesting hour with desert affionado, Susan Peters, learning how to identify the animals here in the desert that frequent the same paths that you do. We’ll look at the tracks left by these animals and even the remnants of previous meals to identify some of our more common local species. Bring your sandwich to the “Brown-Bag It” series inside our Nature Center and prepare to become a master tracker! Location: Nature Center.

Date: 11/13/2013
Time: 12:00 PM    
Registration Required: No    
Fee: $6.00 per car