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Wildflower Discovery Walks- Trailhead Staging Area– McDowell Park
McDowell Mountain Regional Park
Join Ranger Amy to identify the gorgeous desert flowers that are blooming in the desert. Every week, different species will appear as the wildflower season unfolds—it is always a surprise what we find! Call the park for updates. Be sure to bring your camera! Every week will be a new location in the park, based on where the prime blooms are, that week. Meet at the Trailhead Staging Area.

Date: 3/27/2013
Time: 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM    Duration: 1 1/2 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
Full Egg Moon Hike and live OWL Encounter - McDowell
McDowell Mountain Regional Park
Join Ranger Amy and Liberty Wildlife to experience the desert “come alive” by the light of the moon at McDowell Mountain Regional Park. Liberty Wildlife will be here at the beginning of the hike (6:30-7pm) with live owls to talk about these beautiful nighttime creatures. The hike, immediately following, will be 2 1/2 hours in length. Liberty will be accepting donations at this event of toilet paper, wild bird seed, and dry dog or cat food, to help them stock up for the upcoming bird season! Flashlights are not necessary, but permitted. Bring plenty of water and sturdy shoes. Hiking time is 2 1/2 hours, and 3 miles. No pets please. Children should be comfortable hiking 3 miles. Hikes begin at the Trailhead Staging area. Moonlit hike programs are free with $6/vehicle entry to the Park.

Date: 3/27/2013
Time: 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM    Duration: 3 hours
Speaker: Ranger Amy and Liberty Wildlife
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
Moonlight Hike - Spur Cross
Spur Cross Ranch Conservation Area
March 27 Wednesday 7:30 pm Moonlight Hike (moderate) The Conservation Area is a different experience when seen softly illuminated by the silver moon. While we will attempt to minimize the use of flashlights, bring one in case you need it.

Date: 3/27/2013
Time: 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM    Duration: 2 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