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Wildflower Walk - Spur Cross
Spur Cross Ranch Conservation Area
April 10 Wednesday 8:00 am Wildflower Walk (moderate) Come and see what’s blooming in Spur Cross. This three-hour stroll along the Spur Cross and Tortuga Trails will showcase some of the wildflowers found in the park and explore the beauty of the conservation area.

Date: 4/10/2013
Time: 8:00 AM - 11:00 AM    Duration: 3 hours
Speaker: Kevin Smith, Interpretive Ranger
Registration Required: No    
Fee: $3 per person
 
Contact: Kevin Smith, Park ranger at 480-488-6623 or e-mail kevinsmith@mail.maricopa.gov
 
Desert Wildflower Walks- Scenic Trail– McDowell Park
McDowell Mountain Regional Park
Join Ranger Amy for one last wildflower walk of the season, to identify the gorgeous desert flowers that are blooming in the desert. Every week, different species will appear as the wildflower season unfolds—it is always a surprise what we find! Call the park for updates. Be sure to bring your camera! Every week will be a new location in the park, based on where the prime blooms are, that week. This week's walk is a longer, 4.8 mile stroll on the Scenic Trail. Please bring plenty of water and a snack. Meet at the Trailhead Staging Area.

Date: 4/10/2013
Time: 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM    Duration: 2 hours
Speaker: Ranger Amy Burnett
Registration Required: No    
Fee: $6 per vehicle park entry fee
 
Contact: amyburnett@mail.maricopa.gov 480-471-0173x201
Location: McDowell Mountain Regional Park
 
Address:
16300 McDowell Mountain Park Dr.
Scottsdale, AZ  
85255
Fire Prevention on the Tonto - "Brown-Bag It" - Usery Park
Usery Mountain Regional Park
Much of Arizona is considered to be a high-hazard fire environment. Within this environment are houses, subdivisions, and entire communities. Join guest speaker, Theresa Mendoza, Fire Prevention Officer from the Tonto National Forest, to learn how to live more safely and become better prepared for a wildfire in this environment. Location: Nature Center

Date: 4/10/2013
Time: 12:00 PM    
Registration Required: No    
Fee: $6.00 per car
 
 
Tortoise Talks - McDowell Park Visitor Center
McDowell Mountain Regional Park
Tortoise Talks Come meet our new tortoises, Lily, Lady, and Scarlett. Help Ranger Amy feed them lunch! Find out why you should never pick up a wild tortoise, and learn about tortoises that are looking for homes. Don’t forget your camera – our tortoises are very photogenic (and they move slowly so you can get great pictures). Meet out back of the Visitor Center.

Date: 4/10/2013
Time: 12:00 PM - 12:30 PM    Duration: 1/2 hour
Speaker: Ranger Amy Ford
Registration Required: No    
Fee: $6 per vehicle park entry fee
 
Contact: amyford@mail.maricopa.gov 480-471-0173x201
Location: McDowell Mountain Regional Park
 
Address:
16300 McDowell Mountain Park Dr.
Fountain Hills, AZ  
85268