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Backyard Birding with Rose! - Cave Creek Regional Park
Cave Creek Regional Park
Have you always wondered what bird is making that pretty sound in the morning or which one is building all those nests around your home? Join us and discover these birds and more as we have them come and visit US! Bring your favorite coffee cup and we will supply the coffee as we watch the native birds of Cave Creek Regional Park. Explore the endless possibilities of backyard birding and learn how to attract different birds to your own backyard and what you must provide to your feathered friends. Please bring binoculars, water and coffee mug. Some binoculars and bird books will be on hand for use. Meet at the Nature Center Amphitheater.

Date: 3/12/2014
Time: 8:00 AM    
Speaker: Special Guest Speaker - Rose Storck!
Registration Required: No    
Fee: $6.00 per vehicle park entry fee
 
Contact: Ranger Mark - markpaulat@mail.maricopa.gov
Location: Meet at the Nature Center
 
Address:
37900 N. Cave Creek Parkway - 32nd St. / North from Carefree Highway
Cave Creek, AZ  
85331
Exploring the Dragonfly Trail - Spur Cross
Spur Cross Ranch Conservation Area
March 12 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: 3/12/2014
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 kevinsmith@mail.maricopa.gov
 
Polliwogin’ Storytime - Cave Creek Regional Park
Cave Creek Regional Park
Storytime is geared towards our youngest nature enthusiasts (ages 2 – 6)! Join Rose for a themed program set around a children's book. Activities will follow and may include live animals, songs, crafts, a short hike and/or games. Please wear sturdy shoes and dress appropriately for the weather. Meet in the Nature Center.

Date: 3/12/2014
Time: 10:00 AM    
Speaker: Special Guest Speaker - Rose Storck!
Registration Required: No    
Fee: $6.00 per vehicle park entry fee
 
Contact: Ranger Mark - markpaulat@mail.maricopa.gov
Location: Meet at the Nature Center
 
Address:
37900 N. Cave Creek Parkway - 32nd St. / North from Carefree Highway
Cave Creek, AZ  
85331
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: 3/12/2014
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
 
Address:
20304 W. White Tank Mountain Rd.
Waddell, AZ  
85355
Wild for Wildflowers! Walk - Usery Park
Usery Mountain Regional Park
Wild for wildflowers? This spring should reward us with an explosion of colorful wildflowers! Join us for this casual stroll along our scenic one-mile Merkle Trail in search of these desert delights. Not only will you learn about our desert wildflowers, but you will bring home some beautiful souvenirs with the photos you take! Location: Area 6.

Date: 3/12/2014
Time: 2:00 PM    
Registration Required: No    
Fee: $6.00 per car