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Exploring Spur Cross
Spur Cross Ranch Conservation Area
December 19 Wednesday 9:00 am Exploring Spur Cross (easy) Join park docent Tammy Teegardin for a 2-hour introductory exploration of Spur Cross. From its Hohokam prehistory and historic gold mining to the romantic days when Spur Cross meant vacation from a saddle, we explore the wonders of Spur Cross.

Date: 12/19/2012
Time: 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM    Duration: 2 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 kevinsmith@mail.maricopa.gov
 
Basics of Bird Watching - Usery Park
Usery Mountain Regional Park
Interested about getting into bird watching but don’t know where to start? Want to know which bird is which and how to spot them? Join bird expert, Sandy Hornbaker, for this introduction to bird watching as she guides you on a quarter-mile stroll along our Desert Hawk Trail. Bring binoculars if you have them, otherwise, Sandy has some to loan. Please bring water and closed-toe shoes. Location: Nature Center.

Date: 12/19/2012
Time: 10:00 AM    
Registration Required: No    
Fee: $6.00 per car
 
 
Mistletoe in the Desert? - Usery Park
Usery Mountain Regional Park
Want to find native mistletoe in the desert? Discover the close relationship shared between this unique plant and a special little bird. This one-mile stroll on the Merkle Trail will not only teach you about the Sonoran Desert, but will also help get you in the holiday spirit! Please bring water. Location: Area 6.

Date: 12/19/2012
Time: 10:00 AM    
Registration Required: No    
Fee: $6.00 per car
 
 
All About Hiking Safety - "Brown-Bag It" with Ranger B - Usery Park
Usery Mountain Regional Park
What are the special challenges that hikers face? What are the things you need to know to make your hikes safe? If you would like to know the answers to these questions, or any questions you may have about hiking safety, 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 important tips to help you stay safe on your hikes. Location: Nature Center.

Date: 12/19/2012
Time: 12:00 PM    
Registration Required: No    
Fee: $6.00 per car