March 2015
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Special Events

Volunteer Events


Lifecycle of the Saguaro

03/01/2015 - 07:45AM

Location: Granite Mountain Trailhead

Native only to the Sonoran Desert, these giant cacti are a sight to see! Hiking near Granite Mountain, we will follow the growth of a Saguaro from seed to skeleton; and view multi-armed, old Saguaros.  Read more...

Sunrise Trail to Andrews-KinseyTrail

03/03/2015 - 07:45AM

Location: Sunrise Access Area

Burn off some calories on this picturesque but challenging hike for hardy hikers. Climb 900 feet to a saddle. Continue on to explore the new Andrews-Kinsey Trail to a spectacular viewpoint overlooking the Fountain Hills Preserve before returning.  Read more...

Family Friday at the Gateway

03/06/2015 - 04:30PM

Location: Gateway Trailhead

What will Wild at Heart’s Sam Fox bring for us? Owls or perhaps Raptors? Enjoy as Sam shares the beauty and the secrets these magnificent birds of the Sonoran Desert and learn how to protect them for future generations.  Read more...

Plants & Animals of the Desert

03/07/2015 - 07:45AM

Location: Lost Dog Wash Trailhead

Learn why the Sonoran Desert has a great diversity of plants and animals, and the important roles they play. This hike will provide you with an overview of some of the plants, mammals, birds, reptiles, and other animals that call this place home.  Read more...

Dog Days at the Trailheads

03/07/2015 - 08:00AM


During Spring Training – Scottsdale’s McDowell Sonoran Preserve is looking for NO HOT DOGS!  Read more...

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