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Backyard Birding - Usery Park
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.

Date: 11/28/2012
Time: 9:00 AM    
Registration Required: No    
Fee: $6.00 per car
 
 
All About Valley Fever - "Brown-Bag It" with Ranger B - Usery Park
Usery Mountain Regional Park
What exactly is “Valley Fever”? How do people and pets get it? How dangerous is it? Can it be prevented and how is it treated? If you would like to know the answers to these questions, or any questions you may have about valley fever, then this one-hour presentation is for you! Bring your sandwich to the “Brown-Bag It” series inside our Nature Center as Ranger B shares some helpful facts about this desert disease. Location: Nature Center.

Date: 11/28/2012
Time: 12:00 PM    
Registration Required: No    
Fee: $6.00 per car
 
 
Moonlight Hike to the Clay Mine - Cave Creek Regional Park
Cave Creek Regional Park
Lead your own private adventure to the Clay Mine during our Clay Mine Open House! Starting at the Nature Center parking lot, signs will lead you, at your own leisurely moonlit pace, to the mine entrance. At the mine, the Ranger will share local history, show you what was “the perfect mineral drink” of the 1940’s, and give you an opportunity to venture into the mine yourself! This is an easy 2-mile roundtrip hike. The trail and mine will be open from 5:00pm until 8:00pm for exploration. Wear sturdy shoes, bring water and flashlight. Meet at the Nature Center.

Date: 11/28/2012
Time: 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM    Duration: 3 hours
Registration Required: No    
Fee: $6.00 per vehicle park entry fee
 
Contact: Ranger Mark - markpaulat@mail.maricopa.gov
Location: Meet at the Nature Center parking lot
 
Address:
37019 N. Lava Lane
Cave Creek, AZ  
85331
Full Moon Hike - Usery Park
Usery Mountain Regional Park
Join us for this 2-mile night hike under November’s “Full Frosty Moon.” The full moon is a great time to experience new sights and sounds of the desert! Bring your sense of adventure for this interpretive hike with our park ranger, Ranger B. Please bring a flashlight, water, and closed-toe shoes. No pets, please. Location: Trail Staging Area.

Date: 11/28/2012
Time: 7:00 PM    
Registration Required: No    
Fee: $6.00 per car