Jun 21, 2013 8:47 AM by Jeff Beamish
TUCSON - Registrations are now being accepted by the Arizona Game and Fish Department for a series of free Saturday nighttime nature walks starting in June.
The five hikes will be about specific topics and are scheduled as follows
• Night adaptations, June 29,
• Owls, July 6
• Reptiles and amphibians, July 20
• Bats, July 27,
• Insects and scorpions, August 3
Each walk, with the exception of the bats, will begin 7:30 p.m. at the Game and Fish regional office, 555 N. Greasewood Road. The bat program will begin at 6pm at Agua Caliente Park.
Proper hiking attire should be worn, as walking portions may include steep rocky areas. Flashlights or headlamps, black lights, field guides, binoculars and water are all suggested. Some walks may require participants to have transportation to Feliz Paseos Park, 1600 W. Camino de Oeste, from the Game and Fish office.
The purpose of these events is to introduce the public to night animals that can be encountered in the Sonoran Desert. Please no children under the age of 5 for walks, and no children under 10 for bat program. Call Game and Fish at 520-628-5376 to register.