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Desert Birdwalk to Nursery Tank Pond- ADA Accessible- McDowell Park
McDowell Mountain Regional Park
Desert Birdwalk to Nursery Tank Pond. Bring your binocs and come on out. No previous birding experience is required, only an interest in birds! We’ll look for winter sparrows, phainopeplas (often called ‘black cardinals’) and signs of our resident owls on this level, easy walk. Meet at the Nursery Tank Trailhead.

Date: 4/18/2013
Time: 7:00 AM - 8:00 AM    Duration: 1 hour
Speaker: Ranger Amy
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
Fitness Hike - Cave Creek Regional Park
Cave Creek Regional Park
Who needs a gym membership when you can reap the same benefits in the beautiful outdoors? See how fun exercise can be out in the scenic setting of Cave Creek Regional Park. All levels of fitness are welcome. We will set a moderate, steady pace, based on the fitness level of participants. Beginners are welcome. We will hike about a 3.5 miles in a different part of the park each week. Meet at the Nature Center.

Date: 4/18/2013
Time: 8:00 AM    
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 Parkway85331
Black Rock Archeology Walk
White Tank Mountains Regional Park
On this 1.5 mile hike, on an easy trail (with some climbing) you will get to view evidence left by people who lived in our Valley long before any European visited our shores. Rangers will take you to areas not usually accessible to the public. There is some rock climbing involved so wear good shoes. Meet at Area 4 at 9:00 am. No dogs please.

Date: 4/18/2013
Time: 9:00 AM    Duration: 2.5 hours
Registration Required: No    
Fee: $6.00 per vehicle - Park entry fee
 
Location: Area 4
 
Under the Desert Floor- Nursery Tank Trail- McDowell Park
McDowell Mountain Regional Park
Most of the wildlife of the Desert is actually below your feet, while we hike above. Join Ranger Amy to discover the clues we can look for, right under our feet, to find out who is living Under the Desert Floor. Bring plenty on water and your curiosity, for this easy, less than 1 mile interpretive program on the Nursery Tank Trail.

Date: 4/18/2013
Time: 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM    Duration: 1.5 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
Tales from the Sonoran Desert
White Tank Mountains Regional Park
Come hear stories of the mysteries and magic of White Tank Mountain Park as presented by Joyce Story, renowned story teller. Come to the Nature Center at 11 am. This will be great for kids and adults alike.

Date: 4/18/2013
Time: 11:00 AM    
Speaker: Dr. Joyce Story
Registration Required: No    
Fee: $2.00 per person
 
Location: Nature Center
 
Ride with the Ranger- Cave Creek Regional Park
Cave Creek Regional Park
Join the Ranger and Cave Creek Trailrides as we introduce you to the amazing wonders of Cave Creek Park and the Sonoran Desert on horseback! This will be a 1 hour ride where we will introduce you to the nature and landscape as you have never seen it before. Registration is required for this fee based program. ***Please call Cave Creek Trailrides at 623-742-6700 to sign up****

Date: 4/18/2013
Time: 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM    Duration: 1 hour
Speaker: Cave Creek Trailrides and Ranger Mark
Registration Required: Yes    
Fee: Trail Ride Standard Fee and $6.00 per vehicle park entry
 
More Info: http://www.cavecreektrailrides.com/
Contact: Cave Creek Trailrides 623-742-6700
Location: Cave Creek Trailrides
 
Address:
37019 N. Lava Lane
Cave Creek, AZ  
85331