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Outdoors / I Operation Game Thief" 1-800-992,3030 Operation Cal- Tip: 1.800-952-5400 II I I I Ill Ranger-Led Programs Available at Mojave National Preserve Educational programs led by National Park Service Rangers are available at Mojave National Preserve with subjects covering a wide variety of topics related to the cultural and natural resources of the area. These programs are free to the public. April topics cover familiar features of the desert includ- ing tortoises, lava tubes, and birds: APRIL 5: Birding for Beginners &amp; Others: Birds, in the desert? You bet[ Join a Ranger and find out about birds, what to look for and what some of the "tools of the trade" are and how to use them. Meet at the Mojave Desert Information Center in Baker and caravan to other spots (no fuel available in the Preserve), 9:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. APRIL 5 AND 26: The Life and Times of the Desert Tortoise: Is this ancient dweller of the Mojave Desert fast becoming history like its extinct relatives, the dinosaurs? Meet at the Hole-in-the Wall Information Center and discover if there is something you can do to help these living relics of the past! April 5, l:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.: April 26 I:00 p.m.to 1:30 p.m. APRIL 12: Poisonous Dwellers of the Desert: Scorpi- ons, snakes, and tarantulas, oh my! Find out about many of the creatures, big and small, that pack a pretty good and poisonous wallop! Meet at Hole-in-the-Wall Information Center from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. APRIL 12: Lava Tubes of Mojave: Join a ranger for a guided tour of one of Mojave's wonders, a volcanic lava Red Rock blooms The Bureau of Land Management offers monthly pro- grams at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area. The programs are free of charge, however, reservations are required. Friday, April 4--"Knee-Deep in Wildflowers," is an exploration of the wildflowers of Pine Creek Canyon, on an easy to moderate three-mile hike. Saturday, April 5--"Mysteries of First Creek Canyon," opens the door to geologic wonders on a moderate three= mile hike with some rock scrambling. Sunday, April 6---"Knee-Deep in Wildflowers," repeats the program from April 4. Friday, April 11--"Desert Kitchen-Desert Pharmacy," helps you discover the plants that were used for food and medicine by native peoples on an easy two-mile hike along Lost Creek and Willow Springs Trail. Saturday, April 12--"Life on the Edge- The Story of the Bighorn," takes you on an easy to moderate three-mile hike to a peaceful "sit in" with binoculars. It is hoped the bighorn will cooperate. Saturday April 12--"Tot Trot-Desert Kitchen-Isert Pharmacy," is an easy two-mile hike for parents with children, newborn to five years old, to explore the plants used by native peoples for food and medicine. Saturday April 12--"Hike to Calico Tanks," takes you on a visit to the depressions in sandstone that capture seasonal rainwater, which sustain wildlife. This is a moder- ate to strenuous 2.5-mile, round-trip hike with some rock scrambling. Sunday April 13--"Desert Kitchen-Desert Pharmacy," is a repeat of the April 11 program Wednesday April 16---"Pine Creek Plant Walk," teaches ( ' ql,,W 'll'I 'W)" vm00ey rakes 141 S. Frontage Road 751-2453 Parts, Accessories & Service Quality Tube; $2.59 Airlu "rira  $199 8oz 5lime $5.75t Redline, GT, INamondBack. [no & Torker i I tube. Meet at the Mojave Desert Information Center in Baker and caravan to the tubes (no fuel available in the Preserve). Don't forget to bring a flashlight! 2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. APRIL 19: Photographing the Mojave: There's more than meets the eye when you're with a professional pho- tographer. Gain new insight into the art of the desert when he shares some technical and esthetic approaches to photo- graphing the Mojave. Meet at Kelso Depot and caravan to points within the Preserve (no fuel available in the Pre- serve) 9:a.m. to 3:30 p.m. APRIL 19: Ghosts of the Desert (campfire): Flickering fire and tales told in the dark. Join a ranger for a bit of lore and find out more about the Mojave Desert from a differer, perspective. Meet at Hole-in-the Wall Information Center from 7:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m, APRIL 26: Desert Directions: Join a search and rescue team member and learn about the necessary equipment and skills to successfully make your way through the wilder- ness. Meet at Hole-in-the-Wall Information Center from I0:00 a.m. to 12 noon. For all programs, be sure to wear sturdy shoes, bring plenty of water (more than you think you'll need) and use "sunscreen and a hat. To find out more about these pro- grams or get directions to locations throughout the Pre- serve, call the Mojave Desert Information Center at (760) 733-4040. "Senior Specials" Shampoo E. Set $7 Ii rr Topper perms (Cut inc.) $25 eatlons blaaicures Nexus * ISO S(tItmg Salon .io00n Biolage (Inside the Bike Shop > 751 - 3011 I Ill Ill I I you to identify some of the plants of our area, and how early peoples used them for food, medicine, and clothing, on this easy 2.5 mile walk. Saturday April 19---"Reptiles with Alex<Hindl, '' is a presentation with live specimens to learn abot venonus and non-venomous reptiles of the area. Alex Heindl is a UNLV herpetologist. Saturday April 19--"Ice Box Canyon Ecology Hike," takes youon a 2.5-mile trip to the canyon with somerack scrambling involved. You'll learn about plants, wildlife and the geology of the area. Sunday April 20--Here' s a repeat of the April 6 progrm "Knee-Deep in Wildflowers." , f Sunday April 20--Would you like to be aRed Rock Volun- teer? This is an orientation to the area and volunteer opp(muni- ties. An easy two-mile hike will follow the presentation. Friday April 25--"Scorpion of the Desert," brings back UNLV herpetologist Alex Heindl with different types of scorpions. Live specimens! Saturday April 26---Explore an old burn area, its re- growth, spring wildflowers, wildlife and possible water resources on this moderate 2.S-mile hike "Exploring First Creek Canyon." Saturday April 26 and Sunday April 27--Discover the plants used as food and medicine by native peoples in the "Desert Kitchen-Desert Pharmacy" presentation. This in- cludes an asy two-mile hike along the Lost Creek and Willow Springs trails. Reservations are required for all programs. For informa- tion and reservations call the Red Rock Visitor Centerat (702) 363-1921. 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