Biking, Critters, Flowers, And A Flashlight Walk

Advanced Beginner / Intermediate Skill Level Mountain Bike Ride
Saturday, February 29, 2020
08:00 AM – 10:00 AM
San Tan Mountain Regional Park
6533 W. Phillips Road
Queen Creek, AZ 85142
(602) 506-2930 ext. 7

Join us for an exciting beginner mountain bike ride among the beautiful San Tan Mountains. This 7-9 mile ride is open to all ages and skill levels. Our local experts will be available to help you understand your bike’s features and learn the ins and outs of safe riding. “No Rider Left Behind” is our policy, because we ride together in a group. This is your opportunity to be around others who are passionate about mountain biking as a sport to have fun and get some exercise. Helmets are required. Under age 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Essentials: water, helmet, extra tube, tools to change a flat tire. Meet at the San Tan Trail sign at the main trailhead. 8-10am.


Meet the Critters
Saturday, February 29, 2020
10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
San Tan Mountain Regional Park
6533 W. Phillips Road
Queen Creek, AZ 85142
(602) 506-2930 ext. 7

Drop by this “open house” style meet and greet with some of the animal ambassadors in our Critter Room, hosted by Ranger Nikki. Learn about what they eat, how their relatives survive in the wild and how we can safely enjoy hiking in their neighborhoods. You might even have a chance to get up close and personal! Meet inside the Nature Center. Drop-in 10-11am.


Wild for Wildflowers Walk
Friday, February 28, 2020
02:00 PM – 03:00 PM
Usery Mountain Regional Park
3939 N. Usery Pass Rd.
Mesa, AZ 85207
(602) 506-2930 ext. 4

Wild for wildflowers? This spring should reward us with an explosion of colorful wildflowers! Join us for this casual stroll along our scenic one-mile Merkle Trail in search of these desert delights. You will learn about our local wildflowers and be awed by the beauty of our desert! Meet at Area 6.


All About Rattlesnakes
Saturday, February 29, 2020
06:00 PM – 07:00 PM
Usery Mountain Regional Park
3939 N. Usery Pass Rd.
Mesa, AZ 85207
(602) 506-2930 ext. 4

How dangerous are rattlesnakes? What should you do if you encounter one? How do they survive and thrive in our desert? Discover the answers to these questions and more in this exciting one-hour presentation! Join us inside our Nature Center as Ranger B shares amazing facts about these misunderstood reptiles. Watch us feed our snakes after the program at 7 pm. Then join our “Animal Flashlight Walk” at 7:30 pm at no extra cost!


Animal Flashlight Walk
Saturday, February 29, 2020
07:30 PM – 08:30 PM
Usery Mountain Regional Park
3939 N. Usery Pass Rd.
Mesa, AZ 85207
(602) 506-2930 ext. 4

We’re the nocturnal animals of the desert and we like to hide. Help Ranger B find us if you can! If you would like to learn about us and enjoy a night walk in the desert, then join Ranger B as he takes you on this exciting 1-mile/1-hour walk along the Merkle Trail. This trail accommodates wheelchairs and strollers. Please bring water, a flashlight, and closed-toe shoes. No pets, please. Meet at Area 6. As a bonus, join our “All About Rattlesnakes” program inside our Nature Center at 6 pm, and our snake feeding at 7 pm at no extra cost!

Comments