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<February 2014>

Exploring the Dragonfly Trail - Spur Cross
Spur Cross Ranch Conservation Area
February 26 Wednesday 9:00 am Exploring the Dragonfly Trail (moderate) Come along with park ranger Kevin Smith 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: 2/26/2014
Time: 9:00 AM    Duration: 3 hours
Speaker: Kevin Smith, park ranger
Registration Required: No    
Fee: $3 per person
Contact: Kevin Smith, Park ranger at 480-488-6623 or e-mail
Designed for the Desert - White Tank Mtn.
White Tank Mountains Regional Park
Join Ranger Jessica in the nature Center classroom for a presentation about Sonoran Desert animals and their amazing adaptations. You will also have the opportunity to view some of our resident creatures at the Nature Center.

Date: 2/26/2014
Time: 10:00 AM    Duration: 1 hour
Speaker: Ranger Jessica
Registration Required: No    
Fee: free
Contact: 623-935-2505
Location: White Tank Mountain Regional Park Nature Center
20304 W. White Tank Mountain Rd.
Waddell, AZ  
Desert Mythbusters - Usery Park
Usery Mountain Regional Park
Are rattlesnakes really dangerous? Can you drink water from a cactus? Do “jumping cactus” really jump? Do the arms of a saguaro help to keep it balanced? If you would like to know the answers to these questions, or any questions you may have about our desert, then this one-hour presentation is for you! Bring your sandwich to the “Brown-Bag It” series inside our Nature Center as Ranger B busts some myths about the desert. Location: Nature Center.

Date: 2/26/2014
Time: 12:00 PM    
Registration Required: No    
Fee: $6.00 per car