Arizona Game and Fish is offering free nature hikes for the public on warm summer nights, beginning July 29.
The department is accepting registrations for the walks that will introduce hikers to night animals that can be experienced in the Sonoran Desert.
The five hikes will be about specific topics and are scheduled as follows:
The night walks will begin at the Game and Fish regional office at 555 N. Greasewood Road, with the exception of the July 27 bat walk, which will meet at Agua Caliente Park.
The Fish and Game Department warns of possible steep and rocky areas during the walks. Proper hiking attire, 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 at 1600 W. Camino de Oeste, from the Game and Fish office.
The department asks the public to not bring children under the age of 5 for the walks, and no children under 10 for the bat program.
To register, call the Game and Fish Department at (520) 628-5376.
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