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Desert Discovery Day set for Nov. 19 at Jewel of the Creek Preserve


CAVE CREEK – Discover the beauty of the Sonoran Desert during Desert Discovery Day at the Jewel of the Creek Preserve in Cave Creek. This Desert Foothills Land Trust event takes place on Saturday, Nov. 19, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

The fifth annual Desert Discovery Day will include a “scavenger hunt” of activity stations along the Harry Dalton Trail. Children will receive a passport stamp at each station and will be given a goody bag for collecting the stamps. There will be live animals, crafts, rehabilitated raptor releases, refreshments, and more. Participating organizations include the Arizona Archaeological Society, Cave Creek Museum, Desert Awareness Committee, Desert Foothills Family YMCA, Rural/Metro Fire Department, Southwest Wildlife Conservation Center, Spur Cross Ranch Conservation Area, and Wild At Heart Raptor Rescue.

“This event is one of the most anticipated days of the season in our community,” said Land Trust executive director Patrick McWhortor. “With great weather on hand, we love to get families and kids out on the land, celebrating the unique Sonoran Desert experience that is in our own backyard. It is a great way to support conservation and healthy outdoor living.”

Join Desert Foothills Land Trust and other nonprofit partners for this incredible day of free learning and exploration. As many as 400 people typically attend the event, so you won’t want to miss the fun.  Wear your hiking shoes and come prepared for fun, hands-on desert adventures. Registration is not required, but groups of 10 or more should contact DFLT for the best arrival time.

Details about the Land Trust and Desert Discovery Day are available at