Join Ranger Eric to look for and learn about the nocturnal animals on this guided hike. Wildlife we may see includes scorpions, spiders, insects, owls, nightjars, reptiles, and mammals! We will hike 1-2 miles roundtrip depending on heat and participant interest on the Rock Peak Wash Trail. The hike will be on easy, but sandy terrain of a desert wash. Please bring your own flashlight or headlamp, carry your own ample water and electrolytes, and wear sturdy footwear. You might consider bringing a blacklight if you have one, but the ranger has one to point out scorpions with. The hike may be shortened if extreme heat is forecasted. Please bring $7 exact CASH for the self-pay station or your annual pass.
MEETING LOCATION: Rock Peak Wash Trailhead at the south end of the park (see map here: https://www.maricopacountyparks.net/assets/1/6/san-tan-8x11.pdf). Restrooms are not available at this trailhead, but are available at the Nature Center.
Limit 12 participants. To register, please call the Nature Center at 602-506-2930 ext. 7 with your name, phone number and number attending. If you find you cannot attend a program after you have registered, please call the Nature Center ASAP so we may contact those on the waiting list. Registration for this program will close on Friday, 8/11/23.