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Bird Walk with Sonoran Audubon Society - Estrella
Estrella Mountain Park
Join knowledgeable guides from the Sonoran Audubon Society for an easy walk to discover the bird life of Estrella Park! When you think about it, everyone is a bird watcher- it's just more fun to know what you are looking at! Meet at the Navy North parking lot. (Rain cancels event)

Date: 3/23/2014
Time: 8:00 AM    Duration: about 2 hours
Speaker: Sonoran Audubon Society Guides
Registration Required: No    
Fee: $6 vehicle entry fee or annual pass
 
Contact: amyroberts@mail.maricopa.gov
 
Beginning Desert Hiking - Usery Park
Usery Mountain Regional Park
Interested in learning how to hike in the desert? This easy hike on a level one-mile scenic trail will introduce you to the fun world of desert hiking! Park hosts, Mark and Lynn, will cover what to carry, what to wear, and how to hike safely in the desert. Location: Area 6.

Date: 3/23/2014
Time: 9:00 AM    
Registration Required: No    
Fee: $6.00 per car
 
 
RESCHEDULED...REGISTRATION FULL-- Backcountry Archaeology Hike - White Tank Mtn.
White Tank Mountains Regional Park
Join us in celebrating Arizona Archaeology Month! Ranger Jessica, a former archaeologist, will take you to several petroglyph sites in the park that are not usually accessible to the public. This off-trail hike is limited to 25 people, so you must register in advance. Hike location details will be given out upon registration. This hike is not recommended for younger children. No dogs, please.

Date: 3/23/2014
Time: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM    
Speaker: Ranger Jessica
Registration Required: Yes    
Fee: $6/vehicle park entry fee
 
Contact: jessicabland@mail.maricopa.gov
Location: White Tank Mountain Regional Park
 
Address:
20304 W. White Tank Mountain Rd.
Waddell, AZ  
85355
Sonoran Desert Simplified - San Tan
San Tan Mountain Regional Park
Welcome to the desert! This is a lush, diverse desert with lots of interesting residents. (And we’re not just talking about the animals!) This 1.3-mile hike will focus on the common plants and animals living here and the adaptations that allow them to thrive.

Date: 3/23/2014
Time: 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM    Duration: 1 hour
Speaker: Guest Speaker
Registration Required: No    
Fee: $6.00 per vehicle park entry fee
 
More Info: http://www.maricopa.gov/parks/santan/
Contact: 480-655-5554
Location: San Tan Mountain Regional Park Nature Center
 
Address:
6533 West Phillips Road
Queen Creek, AZ  
85242
Wildflower Walk - Spur Cross
Spur Cross Ranch Conservation Area
March 23 Sunday 9:00 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: 3/23/2014
Time: 9:00 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
 
CANCELED - Desert Color Extravaganza - White Tank Mtn.
White Tank Mountains Regional Park
Think the desert is just brown and dull?...well, think again! Join Ranger Jessica for this family-friendly walk, geared toward young children. This walk will focus on nature appreciation through recognizing and matching colors. After our walk, we will have coloring time in the Nature Center classroom. Please meet in the Nature Center.

Date: 3/23/2014
Time: 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM    
Speaker: Ranger Jessica
Registration Required: No    
Fee: $6/vehicle park entry fee
 
Contact: 623-935-2505
Location: White Tank Mountain Regional Park, Nature Center
 
Address:
20304 W. White Tank Mountain Rd.
Waddell, AZ  
85355