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<February 2014>

**POSTPONED 2/19/14** Home School Program: Animal CSI: - San Tan
San Tan Mountain Regional Park
**POSTPONED** We will resume Feb 19.

Date: 2/5/2014
Time: 9:00 AM - 10:30 PM    Duration: 1.5 hours
Speaker: Ranger Tish
Registration Required: No    
Fee: $6.00 per vehicle park entry fee
More Info:
Contact: Ranger Tish
Location: Meet at the Nature Center
6533 West Phillips Road
Queen Creek, AZ  
Exploring the Dragonfly Trail - Spur Cross
Spur Cross Ranch Conservation Area
February 5 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: 2/5/2014
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
Wildlife Safari - Usery Park
Usery Mountain Regional Park
We all love to see wild animals, but where are they hiding this time of year? Join us on this exciting 1.5-mile wildlife safari as we sneak to the secret places where the park’s wildlife is often seen. Feel free to bring your camera and binoculars. Please bring water, hats, and closed-toe shoes. Location: Staging Area.

Date: 2/5/2014
Time: 10:00 AM    
Registration Required: No    
Fee: $6.00 per car
Wonderful Wildflower Walk - White Tank Mtn.
White Tank Mountains Regional Park
Join us on this 1 1/2 mile walk to explore the Bajada Trail and learn about some of the wonderful wildflowers found at White Tank. Be sure to bring your camera to capture the beauty of the Sonoran desert! Please meet at Area 2.

Date: 2/5/2014
Time: 10:00 AM    
Speaker: park volunteer Cindy Smith
Registration Required: No    
Fee: $6/vehicle park entry fee
Contact: 623-935-2505
Location: White Tank Mountain Regional Park, Area 2
20304 W. White Tank Mountain Rd.
Waddell, AZ  
All About Prickly Pear Cactus - Usery Park
Usery Mountain Regional Park
Food, nutrition, medicine, pest or pleasure in the landscape - just what is this plant and why was it so important to the Spanish Conquistadors in the mid-1500's? Bring your sandwich to the “Brown-Bag It” series inside our Nature Center as Susan Peters, Park Volunteer and plant aficionado, sheds light on this amazing cactus. Location: Nature Center.

Date: 2/5/2014
Time: 12:00 PM    
Registration Required: No    
Fee: $6.00 per car
Ride with the Ranger - Estrella
Estrella Mountain Park
Join Ranger Amy and Corral West Horse Adventures as we introduce you to the amazing wonders of Estrella Mountain Regional Park and the Sonoran Desert on horseback. This will be a one-hour trail ride. $6 vehicle entry fee plus standard horse rental fees apply. Registration is required for the fee based program. Please call 623-882-3808 to sign up.

Date: 2/5/2014
Time: 3:00 PM    Duration: 1 hour
Registration Required: No    
Fee: $6 vehicle entry fee, plus standard horse rental fees
Contact: Corral West Stables 623-882-3808