Scorpions, Biking, Condors, And Full Moon Hiking

All About Scorpions
Friday, September 13, 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

On a warm summer night, scouring the desert floor, the scorpions of San Tan look for their next meal.  Who are the Big 3 Stingers of San Tan?  During a short indoor presentation, learn some fascinating stories about these mysterious creatures and find out which ones are fact and which ones are fiction.  After that you will be ready to meet them “face to face” on an exciting Full Moon Friday the 13th Scorpion Search walk starting at 8pm. Indoor class limited to 50 people. Meet inside the Nature Center. 7-7:30pm.

Scorpion Search Trail Walk
Friday, September 13, 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

It’s a Full Moon Friday the 13th Scorpion Walk!

It’s a Full Moon Friday the 13th! Join us as we set out on a nighttime desert exploration to search for scorpions and observe how they hunt for food and make their way through the desert. This walk will be 1-2 miles on moderate terrain. Please wear closed-toe shoes, bring plenty of water, a regular flashlight and a black light. A limited number of black lights are available for purchase inside the Nature Center. No pets, please. Meet at the Main Trailhead Map Kiosk. 8-9pm.

Beginner Skill Level Mountain Bike Ride
Saturday, September 14, 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

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. 

Tortoise Feeding and Class
Saturday, September 14, 2019
09:30 AM – 10:30 AM
San Tan Mountain Regional Park
6533 W. Phillips Road
San Tan Valley, AZ 85142
(602) 506-2930 ext. 7

Join the Ranger as she introduces you to resident tortoises Santana and Shelly and gives them their crunchy green breakfast. After that, enjoy a presentation in the classroom to learn all about desert tortoises and how they survive in the wild. (We’ll be outdoors for approximately 15 minutes). The indoor class is appropriate for all ages and there will be fun activities for the kids! Be sure to bring water and a hat. Indoor class limited to 50 people. Meet at the Tortoise Habitat. 9:30-10:30am.

All About Condors
Friday, September 13, 2019
12:00 PM – 01:00 PM
Usery Mountain Regional Park
3939 N. Usery Pass Rd.
Mesa, AZ 85207
(602) 506-2930 ext. 4

What makes condors so special?  Where can we see them in Arizona?  How did they come back from the brink of extinction?  Discover the answers to these questions and more during this exciting one-hour presentation!  Feel free to bring your lunch with you inside our Nature Center as Ranger B shares amazing facts about these big bald birds.

Meet Shakira the Rattlesnake
Saturday, September 14, 2019
12:00 PM – 01:30 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 most common rattlesnake species found in Arizona.  Ranger B will be at this drop-in style event to share some amazing facts about this shaking snake.  Visit anytime between Noon-1:30pm.

Full Moon Hike
Saturday, September 14, 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 guided hike with our park ranger.  Please bring a flashlight, water, and closed-toe shoes.  No pets, please.  Meet at Trailhead Staging.

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