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Basics of Bird Watching - Usery Park
Usery Mountain Regional Park
Interested about getting into bird watching but don’t know where to start? Want to know which bird is which and how to spot them? Join bird expert, Sandy Hornbaker, for this introduction to bird watching as she guides you on a quarter-mile stroll along our Desert Hawk Trail. Bring binoculars if you have them, otherwise, Sandy has some to loan. Please bring water and closed-toe shoes. Location: Nature Center.

Date: 11/21/2012
Time: 9:00 AM    
Registration Required: No    
Fee: $6.00 per car
 
 
Exploring Desert Washes - Usery Park
Usery Mountain Regional Park
Have you ever walked inside a desert wash? What makes them so special and unique? How do washes contribute to the health of the desert itself? Join us for a look at the fascinating world of desert washes as we explore their importance to the desert ecosystem. This walk is 1.5 mile in length. Please bring water, hats, and closed-toe shoes. Location: Trail Staging Area.

Date: 11/21/2012
Time: 9:00 AM    
Registration Required: No    
Fee: $6.00 per car
 
 
The Desert Grocery Store – Thanksgiving Edition- North Trail- McDowell Park
McDowell Mountain Regional Park
The Sonoran Desert is a virtual grocery store… if you know where to look. See(and taste)some of what people used to eat and to treat illness with before grocery stores came to Phoenix, and find out which ones are still consumed today. Guaranteed to make you think twice about how easy it was to make that Thanksgiving meal. Try a chocolate chip cookie made with mesquite flour, or a cracker with prickly pear jelly, along this easy, 2 mile stroll. Meet at the North Trail Trailhead.

Date: 11/21/2012
Time: 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM    Duration: 1 1/2 hours
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
Hiking the Superstitions - "Brown-Bag It" with Ranger B - Usery Park
Usery Mountain Regional Park
The Superstition Wilderness Area has some of the best hiking in the West! Find out where to go and what to see in the “Supes” during this one-hour presentation. Bring your sandwich to the “Brown-Bag It” series inside our Nature Center as Ranger B shares some useful tips about hiking in this legendary wilderness area. Location: Nature Center.

Date: 11/21/2012
Time: 12:00 PM    
Registration Required: No    
Fee: $6.00 per car