Look for and learn about the nocturnal critters of the Sonoran Desert with Ranger Eric! Wildlife may include scorpions, spiders, insects, owls, nightjars, reptiles, and mammals. Hiking will be easy to moderate on occasionally rocky or uneven terrain, and will be about 1-2 miles roundtrip on the Mesquite Canyon Trail, depending on heat and participant interest. Please bring your own ample water and electrolytes, flashlight or headlamp, and wear sturdy footwear. A blacklight is recommended, but the ranger will have one to point out scorpion. Restrooms are available at the trailhead.
MEETING LOCATION: Mesquite Canyon Trailhead at Area 7 (see park map here: https://www.maricopacountyparks.net/assets/1/6/white-tank-8x11.pdf).
Limit 12 participants. To register, please call the Visitor Center at 602-506-2930 ext. 5. If you find you cannot attend a program after you have registered, please call the Visitor Center ASAP so we may contact those on the waiting list. Registration for this program will close on Wednesday, 6/21/23.