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Sunday, April 25, 2021
09:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Hassayampa River Preserve
49614 U.S. Hwy. 60 89
Wickenburg, AZ 85390

(602) 506-2930 ext. 9

Learn about reptiles and amphibians of Sonoran Desert riparian areas during this guided walk with Steven Prager and Melissa Fratello. Click on program title for details.

Late spring is one of the best times of year to see reptiles and amphibians in Arizona! Join Steven Prager from Audubon Southwest, and Melissa Fratello from the Center for Biological Diversity, to look for these 'herps' along the Preserve trails while learning about identification and ecology, with possible species including Gilbert's skink, Gila monster, desert spiny and zebra-tailed lizards, Sonoran mud turtle, Sonoran Desert tortoise, California kingsnake, western diamondback rattlesnake, lowland leopard frog, and Arizona toad. To register, please call the Visitor Center at 928-684-2772.


  • Bring a mask. Although this is an outdoor program, frequent stops may be made so the ranger an explain or highlight items along the trail(s). Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we recommend that participants wear masks when social distancing of 6 feet is not possible. 
  • Physical distancing. We recommend you observe the CDC’s minimum recommended social distancing of six (6) feet from others at all times. Share the trail and warn other trail users of your presence as you pass.
  • Personal hygiene. Follow the CDC’s guidance on personal hygiene prior to visiting parks or trails.
  • Stay home if sick. Do not use parks or trails if you are exhibiting symptoms of COVID-19. If you sneeze while recreating on a trail, please sneeze into your elbow to avoid the spread of germs.
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