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Take Your Walk to the Desert - Spur Cross
Spur Cross Ranch Conservation Area
April 28 Monday 8:00 am Take Your Walk to the Desert (moderate) Join park docent Coni for a moderate 3 to 5 mile hike (ability of hikers and weather will determine the length of hike). We might hike through riparian areas with seasonal water in Cave Creek or hike across the mesa tops in the upland Sonoran Desert vegetation. We may see wildlife, petroglyphs, and colorful wildflowers. You may learn about cochineal (wow, whats that?), agave, mesquite, prickly pear, and maybe even taste some wolfberries...and, of course, every where you look - wonderful views! Wear sturdy shoes and bring 2 liters of water, a snack, and your camera. Lets hike!!!

Date: 4/28/2014
Time: 8:00 AM - 10:30 AM    Duration: 2-3 hours
Speaker: Docent Coni Grossman
Registration Required: No    
Fee: $3 per person
 
Contact: Kevin Smith, Park ranger at 480-488-6623 or e-mail kevinsmith@mail.maricopa.gov
 
Living with Urban Wildlife - Usery Park
Usery Mountain Regional Park
How dangerous are the wild animals that live in our communities? How can we live with them and still be safe? How do they survive and thrive around people? If you would like to know the answers to these questions, or any questions you may have about urban wildlife, then this one-hour presentation is for you! Bring your sandwich to the “Brown-Bag It” series inside our Nature Center as Ranger B shares some amazing facts about these fascinating creatures. Location: Nature Center.

Date: 4/28/2014
Time: 12:00 PM    
Registration Required: No    
Fee: $6.00 per car