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Desert Foothills Land Trust offering Desert Discovery Day

Staff Report~ 11/5/2014

CAVE CREEK – Discover the wonders of the Sonoran Desert with the Desert Foothills Land Trust on Saturday, Nov. 15.

DFLT will be hosting a day of free outdoor experiences and hands-on education at the Jewel of the Creek Preserve in Cave Creek on Nov. 15, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

Children of all ages will enjoy exploring the preserve, learning about the diversity of life in our desert, and examining the geology and history underlying this magnificent landscape. The day will include fun information stations along the Harry Dalton Trail. Children will receive a stamp in their “passports” at each station, as well as a goody bag for collecting stamps. Adding to the fin will be live animals, crafts, information, and activities from the Land Trust and partner organizations. Free refreshments will be available.

Other participating organizations include the Arizona Archaeological Society, Cave Creek Museum, Desert Awareness Committee, Southwest Wildlife Conservation Center, Spur Cross Ranch Conservation Area, and Wild At Heart.

The Land Trust has been working on improvements to the trails at the Jewel, so access should be even better this year. The event last year drew nearly 500 attendees. Put on your hiking shoes and bring the kids for some fun and adventure at Desert Discovery Day! The event is free, and registration is not required, but groups of 10 or more people should contact DFLT for the best arrival time.

More information is available at www.dflt.org.