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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: 3/13/2013
Time: 9:00 AM    
Registration Required: No    
Fee: $6.00 per car
 
 
Exploring Spur Cross
Spur Cross Ranch Conservation Area
March 13 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: 3/13/2013
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
 
Desert Scavenger Hunt - Usery Park
Usery Mountain Regional Park
Join Ranger B on this exciting scavenger hunt as we solve riddles and find things in our desert (using our eyes only). Not only will we have a lot of fun but we will also learn amazing things about our desert plants and animals! Free posters will be given to the top five winners. The 1-mile Merkle Trail offers universal access and the hard-smooth surface of this trail will accommodate wheelchairs and strollers. Please bring water and hats. Location: Area 6.

Date: 3/13/2013
Time: 10:00 AM    
Registration Required: No    
Fee: $6.00 per car
 
 
Desert Survival 101 - San Tan
San Tan Mountain Regional Park
Join us at San Tan as the secrets to survival in the Sonoran Desert are revealed. Enjoy a quick run through on basic survival techniques, then see if you have what it takes to make it through your own survival scenario. As always, the key to survival is being prepared, so be prepared for a short, half-mile hike and fun activities outdoors. Water, sunscreen and appropriate footwear/hiking attire are necessary for this program.

Date: 3/13/2013
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: http://maricopa.gov/parks/santan
Contact: (480) 655-5554 ext.201
Location: San Tan Mountain Regional Park
 
Address:
6533 W. Phillips Road
Queen Creek, AZ  
85142
Bingo Blitz Celebration - Usery Park
Usery Mountain Regional Park
Come celebrate the completion of our "Bingo Blitz Challenge" with a fun nature walk with Ranger B! This scenic walk in the desert will be on our quarter-mile Desert Hawk Trail. Following our walk, complimentary t-shirts will be given to participants who turned in their completed "Bingo Blitz" card to Usery Park (the deadline was February 28). Note: This walk is open to everyone, whether or not you completed the "Bingo Blitz Challenge." Location: Nature Center.

Date: 3/13/2013
Time: 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM    
Registration Required: No    
Fee: $6.00 per car
 
 
Bing-BOW-Blitz- the Bingo Blitz Celebration - San Tan
San Tan Mountain Regional Park
Come play Bing-Bow at San Tan. Enjoy a variety of bingo inspired activities while using a bow and arrow as we celebrate the completion of the Bingo Blitz Challenge. Shirts will be available for pick up for participants who turned in their completed Bingo Blitz card to San Tan. All archery participants must be 8 years or older and wear closed toed shoes. Spectators of all ages are welcome to cheer their team on.

Date: 3/13/2013
Time: 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM    Duration: 1 hour
Speaker: Ranger Adam
Registration Required: No    
Fee: $6 vehicle park entry fee
 
More Info: http://maricopa.gov/parks/santan
Contact: (480) 655-5554 ext.201
Location: San Tan Mountain Regional Park
 
Address:
6533 W. Phillips Road
Queen Creek, AZ  
85142