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Quail Trail Hike - Estrella
Estrella Mountain Park
Join Ranger Amy on a hike on the newest trail in the park, the Quail Trail. Aptly named, we will look for Gambel’s quail and other desert critters as we set off on this 2-mile out and back hike. This is a great walk for out of town visitors and/or beginner hikers. Meet at the Nature Center.

Date: 4/11/2012
Time: 8:00 AM    Duration: up to 2 hours
Registration Required: No    
Fee: $6 vehicle entry fee
 
Location: Nature Center - Estrella Mountain Regional Park
 
Backyard Birding - Cave Creek Regional Park
Cave Creek Regional Park
Have you always wondered what bird is making that pretty sound in the morning or which one is building all those nests around your home? Join us and discover these birds and more as we have them come and visit US! Bring your favorite coffee cup and we will supply the coffee as we watch the native birds of Cave Creek Regional Park. Explore the endless possibilities of backyard birding and learn how to attract different birds to your own backyard and what you must provide to your feathered friends. Please bring binoculars, water and coffee mug. Some binoculars and bird books will be on hand for use. Meet at the Nature Center Amphitheater.

Date: 4/11/2012
Time: 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM    Duration: 1 hour
Speaker: Rose Storck
Registration Required: No    
Fee: $6.00 per vehicle park entry fee
 
Contact: Ranger Sarah sarahsteele@mail.maricopa.gov
Location: Meet at the Nature Center Amphitheater
 
Address:
37019 N. Lava Lane
Cave Creek, AZ  
85331
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. Location: Nature Center.

Date: 4/11/2012
Time: 9:00 AM    
Registration Required: No    
Fee: $6.00 per car
 
 
Cool Cactus Walk - Usery Park
Usery Mountain Regional Park
What are the names of the cacti that grow in our desert? How do they survive (and thrive!) in such a harsh environment? Discover amazing facts about these incredible plants when you join our Interpretive Ranger for a scenic stroll along the one-mile Merkle Trail. The hard-smooth surface of this trail will accommodate wheelchairs and strollers. Please bring water. Location: Area 6.

Date: 4/11/2012
Time: 9:00 AM    
Registration Required: No    
Fee: $6.00 per car
 
 
Desert Mythbusters - "Brown-Bag It" with Ranger B - Usery Park
Usery Mountain Regional Park
Are rattlesnakes really dangerous? Can you drink water from a cactus? Do “jumping cactus” really jump? Do the arms of a saguaro help to keep it balanced? If you would like to know the answers to these questions, or any questions you may have about our desert, then this one-hour presentation is for you! Bring your sandwich to the “Brown-Bag It” series inside our Nature Center as Ranger B busts some myths about the desert. Location: Nature Center.

Date: 4/11/2012
Time: 12:00 PM    
Registration Required: No    
Fee: $6.00 per car