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<February 2013>

Cactus Mythbusters! - North Trail- McDowell Park
McDowell Mountain Regional Park
Can you get water from a cactus? Do jumping cactus really jump? Join Ranger Amy to find out which outrageous sayings are true, and bust some myths, too. Find out everything you ever wanted to know about cactus… painlessly. Meet at the North Trail.

Date: 2/13/2013
Time: 9:00 AM - 10:30 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  
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: 2/13/2013
Time: 10:00 AM    
Registration Required: No    
Fee: $6.00 per car
Home School - Scat, Tracks, Furs and Bones - San Tan
San Tan Mountain Regional Park
If your kids are ready to go on an educational adventure, then join us for another exciting Home School at the Park. Get involved as we explore the Sonoran Desert, meet animals face to face, and explore the fascinating world of scat, tracks, furs and bones. After this adventure you will be able to find out which creatures have been hanging out near your house. Please bring water and wear closed toed shoes for a short desert hike (strollers not recommended).

Date: 2/13/2013
Time: 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM    Duration: 1.5 hours
Speaker: Ranger Adam
Registration Required: No    
Fee: $6 vehicle park entry fee
More Info:
Contact: (480) 655-5554 ext.201
Location: San Tan Mountain Regional Park
6533 W. Phillips Road
Queen Creek, AZ  
All About Desert Survival - "Brown-Bag It" with Ranger B - Usery Park
Usery Mountain Regional Park
What would you do if your car breaks down or you get lost while hiking? Would you know how to survive if you were stranded in the desert? What are the most important things to do to stay alive? If you would like to know the answers to these questions, or any questions you may have about desert survival, 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 life-saving tips on how to survive in the desert. Location: Nature Center.

Date: 2/13/2013
Time: 12:00 PM    
Registration Required: No    
Fee: $6.00 per car