Scorpions Searching, Biking, Bats, And Bison

All About Scorpions
Friday, May 17, 2019
07:00 PM – 07:30 PM
San Tan Mountain Regional Park
6533 W. Phillips Road
San Tan Valley, AZ 85142
(602) 506-2930 ext. 7

Limited to 50 people for this indoor presentation before the walk.
Friday – Summertime is all about scorpions! During this short presentation, learn about the Big 3 Stingers of San Tan and find out which stories about them are fact and which are fiction. After that you will be ready to meet them “face to face” on an exciting Scorpion Search walk in the full moonlight starting at 8p.m. Limited to 50 people for this indoor presentation. Meet inside the Visitor Center. 7-7:30pm.

Scorpion Search Moonlight Walk
Friday, May 17, 2019
08:00 PM – 09:00 PM
San Tan Mountain Regional Park
6533 W. Phillips Road
San Tan Valley, AZ 85142
(602) 506-2930 ext. 7

First Scorpion Search of the year!
Friday – It’s our FIRST scorpion search of the year! Join us as we set out on a desert exploration under a full moon to search for these cool arachnids. How many will we find? Please wear closed-toe shoes and bring plenty of water and a black light. A limited number of black lights are available for purchase inside the Nature Center. No pets, please. Meet at Main Trailhead. 8-9pm.

Beginner Skill Level Mountain Bike Ride
Saturday, May 18, 2019
07:00 AM – 09:00 AM
San Tan Mountain Regional Park
6533 W. Phillips Road
San Tan Valley, AZ 85142
(602) 506-2930 ext. 7

Saturday – Join us for an exciting beginner mountain bike ride among the beautiful San Tan Mountains. This 5.5-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. 7-9am.

All About Bats
Saturday, May 18, 2019
10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
San Tan Mountain Regional Park
6533 W. Phillips Road
San Tan Valley, AZ 85142
(602) 506-2930 ext. 7

Saturday – As the nights get warmer bats will be more active and you have a better chance of seeing one during an evening hike or a walk around your neighborhood. Where do they live? What do they eat? Should humans be afraid of them? Learn the answers to these questions and more as we discuss the amazing lives of these fascinating mammals. After the talk we’ll have a meet and greet with some of the critters in the classroom. Meet inside the Visitor Center. 10-11am.

All About Bison
Friday, May 17, 2019
12:00 PM – 01:00 PM
Usery Mountain Regional Park
3939 N. Usery Pass Rd.
Mesa, AZ 85207
(602) 506-2930 ext. 4

Is a bison and a buffalo the same animal?  How close were they to extinction?  How dangerous are they?  How do they survive and thrive in the wild?  Discover the answers to these questions and more in this informative one-hour presentation!  Feel free to bring your lunch with you inside our Nature Center as Ranger B shares some amazing facts about these majestic mammals.
Location:  Nature Center

Full Moon Hike
Saturday, May 18, 2019
07:30 PM – 09:00 PM
Usery Mountain Regional Park
3939 N. Usery Pass Rd.
Mesa, AZ 85207
(602) 506-2930 ext. 4

Join us for this 2-mile hike under the glowing light of the full moon!  This is a great opportunity to experience new sights and sounds of the desert at night.  Bring your sense of adventure on this interpretive hike with our park ranger.  Please bring a flashlight, water, and closed-toe shoes.  No pets, please.  Meet at Trailhead Staging.

Meet Terry the Tarantula
Saturday, May 18, 2019
01:00 PM – 02:30 PM
Usery Mountain Regional Park
3939 N. Usery Pass Rd.
Mesa, AZ 85207
(602) 506-2930 ext. 4

Visit our Nature Center and see the largest species of spider found in North America!  Ranger B will be at this drop-in style event to share some amazing facts about our furry friend!  Visit anytime between 1pm-2:30pm

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