Scorpion Safari (Registration Required, Limit 15 Participants)

Friday, July 26, 2024
07:00 PM - 09:00 PM
McDowell Mountain Regional Park
16300 McDowell Mountain Park Dr.
Fountain Hills, AZ 85268

(602) 506-2930 ext 3

Join Ranger Nikki on a slow-paced walk to observe scorpions and other nocturnal animals. Click program title for more details.

Ranger Nikki will lead you on a walk to search for bark, striped-tail and giant hairy scorpions as well as other nocturnal critters such as bats, owls, tarantulas and more. The route starts on a short portion of Pemberton Trail to connect onto Tortoise Trail for an out-and-back walk totaling 2 miles. The terrain is mostly level but there are a few spots that are uneven with small to medium rocks underfoot. Bring your blacklight and a regular flashlight. No pets, please. Wear closed-toe shoes and bring plenty of water. Restrooms and water are available at the Trailhead. Please bring $7 cash for the self-pay station or your annual pass to display on your vehicle.

Please note: Summer programs may be canceled on short notice due to severe weather, including extreme heat events. The Maricopa County Parks website is the best resource for verifying the program’s current status, so please check the program listing prior to departing for your scheduled program.

MEETING LOCATION: Trailhead Staging Area, Pemberton South access

Map of meeting location: https://maps.app.goo.gl/ioCFDzMVj2ndMKy87

Limit 15 participants. To register, please call the McDowell 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 07/24/24.

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