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Exploring the Dragonfly Trail - Spur Cross
Spur Cross Ranch Conservation Area
February 29 Wednesday 9:00 am Exploring the Dragonfly Trail (moderate) Come along with park docent Tammy Teegardin on this exploration of the newest trail in the Spur Cross trail system, the Dragonfly Trail. On this moderate 3.5 mile hike we will visit a prehistoric rock art site and also stroll along a beautiful section of riparian habitat on Cave Creek.

Date: 2/29/2012
Time: 9:00 AM    Duration: 3 hours
Speaker: Tammy Teegardin, park docent
Registration Required: No    
Fee: $3 per person
Contact: Kevin Smith, Park ranger at 480-488-6623 or e-mail
Polliwogin’ Storytime - Cave Creek Regional Park
Cave Creek Regional Park
Storytime is geared towards our youngest nature enthusiasts (ages 2 – 6)! Join us for a themed program set around a children's book. Activities will follow and may include live animals, songs, crafts, a short hike and/or games. Meet at the Nature Center.

Date: 2/29/2012
Time: 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM    Duration: 1 hour
Speaker: Rose Storck
Registration Required: No    
Fee: $6.00 per vehicle park entry fee
Contact: Ranger Sarah
Location: Meet at the Nature Center
37019 N. Lava Lane
Cave Creek, AZ  
Sonoran Desert Eco-Tour - Usery Park
Usery Mountain Regional Park
What makes our Sonoran Desert such a special place? What are the close relationships that are shared between our unique plants and animals and the land on which they live? Increase your knowledge of our desert by joining Ranger B on this exciting one-mile walk along a scenic section of the Pass Mountain Trail. Please bring water and closed-toe shoes. Location: Trail Staging Area.

Date: 2/29/2012
Time: 10:00 AM    
Registration Required: No    
Fee: $6.00 per car
All About Hiking Safety - "Brown-Bag It" with Ranger B - Usery Park
Usery Mountain Regional Park
What are the special challenges that hikers face? What are the things you need to know to make your hikes safe? If you would like to know the answers to these questions, or any questions you may have about hiking safety, then this one-hour presentation is for you! Bring your sandwich to the “Brown-Bag It” series inside our Nature Center as Ranger B shares important tips to help you stay safe on your hikes. Location: Nature Center.

Date: 2/29/2012
Time: 12:00 PM    
Registration Required: No    
Fee: $6.00 per car
Medicinal Plant Walk – McDowell Park
McDowell Mountain Regional Park
The desert is full of plants that have healing properties. Come find out which are considered to have medicinal value. You may be surprised to find that what you thought was a weed in your own backyard, is used even today in 'modern‘ pharmaceuticals! Meet at the North Trail Trailhead for this 1 ½-2 mile walking program.

Date: 2/29/2012
Time: 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM    Duration: 1 1/2 hours
Speaker: Ranger Amy Ford
Registration Required: No    
Fee: $6 per vehicle park entry fee
Contact: 480-471-0173x201
Location: McDowell Mountain Regional Park
16300 McDowell Mountain Park Dr.
Scottsdale, AZ