McDowell Sonoran Conservancy presents free wildlife and nature talk series
October 13, 2017
By Nearby News Staff
This fall, visitors to the McDowell Sonoran Preserve can get up close and personal with wildlife in its native habitats and learn all about the many creatures that populate the desert at Family Sonoran Sunday events. These free nature talks take place in the shaded Gateway and Brown’s Ranch Trailhead Amphitheaters at 3 p.m. most first and third Sundays from fall through spring, and entertain and educate on such topics as “Southwest Wildlife Mammals” (October 22), “Geology” (December 3) and “Arizona Game and Fish Department Reptiles” (February 18). Talks last 45 minutes to an hour.
Visitors to the preserve can also take a leisurely walk along the nearby interpretative trails before or after each talk. Upcoming presenters include the Center for Native and Urban Wildlife Reptiles (November 5 at Gateway Trailhead), Wild at Heart Birds (November 19 at Brown’s Ranch Trailhead), and Liberty Wildlife (January 21 at Brown’s Ranch Trailhead). For a full Family Sonoran Sundays schedule and last-minute updates, visit the McDowell Sonoran Conservancy website at mcdowellsonoran.org.