Game and Fish offers free summer night hikes - Tucson News Now

Game and Fish offers free summer night hikes

TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

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:

  • Night adaptations, June 29 at 7:30 p.m.
  • Owls, July 6 at 7:30 p.m.
  • Reptiles and amphibians, July 20 at 7:30 p.m.
  • Bats, July 27 at 6 p.m.
  • Insects and scorpions, August 3 at 7:30 p.m.

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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