Scorpion Safari Hike (Registration Required, Limit 20 Participants)

Thursday, September 28, 2023
06:30 PM - 08:30 PM
Usery Mountain Regional Park
3939 N. Usery Pass Rd.
Mesa, AZ 85207

(602) 506-2930 ext 4

Join Ranger Kevin as we search for “The Big 3” scorpions that live in the park. Fun, family-friendly hike. Click program title for more details.

Join Ranger Kevin for an approximately 3-mile hike on the Blevins trail. Trail is rated easy, with little loose rock or uneven terrain and almost no elevation change. We will be searching for all three kinds of scorpion native to our neck of the Sonoran Desert: Striped-tail, Bark, and, of course, the Giant Desert Hairy. Of course, we’ll also be on the lookout for nocturnal mammals, birds, and reptiles as well. Please wear sturdy closed-toe shoes, bring plenty of water, and a flashlight. If you have a UV (black) light, feel free to bring it as well, but the Ranger will have one for spotting and highlighting scorpions. Restrooms are available near the trailhead. No pets, please.

MEETING LOCATION: Blevins Trailhead (West side of Trailhead Staging Area) 

Limit 20 participants. To register, please call the Nature Center at (602) 506-2930 ext. 3 with your name, phone number and number of people 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 9/26.

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