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Lizard Discovery Walks- Wagner Trail- McDowell Park
McDowell Mountain Regional Park
Have you seen the lizard that squirts blood out of its eyes? The Sonoran Desert is home to many different species of beautiful, big, or just plain strange-looking lizards. Join Ranger Amy every Thursday in September (also 9/26) for a discovery walk where we’ll learn about the multitude of lizards we have here in our own backyard. Some are venomous; others run with their tails over their backs like a scorpion. Each week, we’ll explore different trails to spy on various species. Meet at the Wagner Trailhead for this 2 mile, level, flat walk.

Date: 9/19/2013
Time: 8:00 AM - 9:30 AM    Duration: 1 1/2 hour
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
Pleasant Paddlers Program - Sunset and Full Moon Paddle
Lake Pleasant Regional Park
Sunsets and full moons are spectacular to see from a kayak. This slower paced, relaxed paddle is about 5 miles and will last 2.5 hours. Follow the in park “Full Moon Paddle” signs to the end of Desert Tortoise Road. Bring your kayak, canoe, or SUP. You may also call Ranger Terry (602-372-7460 ext. 202) and he will provide you with a rental contact. You must bring and WEAR your life jacket on this paddle. Bring water, a snack, and some glow sticks for your kayak. You also need a flashlight in your paddle craft. We leave the shore at 6 p.m., don’t be late!

Date: 9/19/2013
Time: 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM    Duration: 2.5 hours
Registration Required: No    
Fee: $6 per vehicle + $2 per paddlecraft park entry
 
Contact: Terry Gerber, Interpretive Ranger 602-372-7460 ext. 202
Location: Lake Pleasant Regional Park - end of Desert Tortoise Road
 
Address:
Take Hwy 74 to Castle Hot Springs Rd., turn first right to park, follow signs to Desert Tortoise Rd.
Peoria, AZ  
Full Moon Hike - Spur Cross
Spur Cross Ranch Conservation Area
September 19 Thursday 7:00 pm Full Moon 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: 9/19/2013
Time: 7:00 PM - 9:00 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