Maricopa County Parks and Recreation: Wildflower Walk (Afternoon Session)
Join Ranger Nikki on an easy/moderate 2.2-mile hike along San Tan, Stargazer and Moonlight Trails to search for common wildflowers and flowering shrubs of the Sonoran Desert, such as fiddleneck, filaree, brittlebush and globemallow.
Another potential flower to see is vibrant Coulter’s Lupine, the County Parks’ March Eco-Blitz Challenge Species of the Month. Learn how to recognize this flower and record your observations on the iNaturalist app to contribute to this citizen science project. Bring your camera and a notebook if you’d like to jot down identification tips. Wear closed-toe shoes and a hat and bring plenty of water. Meet at the main trailhead map kiosk/picnic table.
Limit 20 participants. Registration required by calling the San Tan Nature Center at 602-506-2930 x7 with your name, phone number and number of people attending. Please specify morning or afternoon session. If you find you cannot attend a program after you have registered, please call the Nature Center ASAP so we may contact those on the waiting list. Registration deadline: Wednesday, March 22.
Free with Park Fee
- Audience: Adult, Teen, Youth
- Genre: Field Sciences
- Type: Field Trip/Outdoor Activity, Tour/Walk