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<April 2014>

Take Your Walk to the Desert - Spur Cross
Spur Cross Ranch Conservation Area
April 7 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: 4/7/2014
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
Tales of the Sonoran Desert - White Tank Mtn.
White Tank Mountains Regional Park
Join storyteller and author Dr. Joyce Story to hear interesting and entertaining desert tales, inspired by Native American legends. This great family event, held in the Nature Center classroom, will give you a new appreciation for the desert and its inhabitants, both past and present.

Date: 4/7/2014
Time: 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM    
Speaker: Dr. Joyce Story
Registration Required: No    
Fee: $6/vehicle park entry fee
Contact: 623-935-2505
Location: White Tank Mountain Regional Park Nature Center
20304 W. White Tank Mountain Rd.
Waddell, AZ