The Desert is Coming Alive!

102212208ml 1027-met county parksMcDowell Mountain Regional Park is stirring with wildlife as it warms up outside. All our wildlife that has been dormant for the cooler months is coming back out to explore!

Park Ranger Amy has many classes and hikes arranged that take you out through the Sonoran Desert to learn about our unique environment an friendly co-inhabitants.

The hikes vary from Beginner to Difficult, classes about snakes and birds and even how local vegetation can be used in medicinal ways!  Here’s a line-up of April events:

Fridays Fitness Hike – Wagner Trailhead – 4/11/2014

Desert Medicinals– McDowell Park – 4/12/2014

Fridays Fitness Hike *DIFFICULT* – OUTSIDE OF PARK- Tom’s Thumb Trailhead- 128th St – 4/18/2014

Early Bird Desert Birdwalk –Nursery Tank Pond- ADA Accessible- McDowell Park – 4/19/2014

Birding By Ear- Desert Learning Series program- McDowell Park – 4/19/2014

Ancient Petroglyph Walk – McDowell- Youth Camp Area – 4/23/2014

Tortoise Talks – McDowell Park Visitor Center – 4/23/2014

Fridays Fitness Hike – *STRENUOUS* -Sonoran Trail- (Meet @ end Golden Eagle Blvd) – McDowell – 4/25/2014

Reptile and Live Animal Feeding at McDowell- McDowell Park – 4/25/2014

True Creepy Crawlies of the Desert- McDowell Park – 4/29/2014

The Secret life of Saguaros – McDowell – 4/30/2014

Please click on the following link to see all that is available. The entrance of $6 per vehicle is usually the only cost to attend these informative events.

http://www.maricopa.gov/parks/mcdowell/rmative events

 

 

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