The Desert After Dark

The desert comes alive at night. Join us for these special late evening events.

For more information, or to register, email education@cdri.org or call 432.364.2499.


Guided Flashlight Discovery Hike

Saturdays, July 5, 12, 19, & 26, 2014

Starts at 8:30 p.m.

Fee: $6.00 per person.

Come see the desert in a whole new light. In the evening, temperatures begin to drop and the desert comes alive.

Join Nature Center staff and volunteers on these guided, nocturnal excursions into  Modesta Canyon to discover what goes on when the sun goes down. We’ll start promptly at 8:30 p.m. and explore for an hour or two.

The canyon hike is steep and strenuous in places. A walking stick, appropriate hiking shoes, and a flashlight are useful. This is a great family activity, but children must be closely supervised by adults.

WARNING: There is a bee tree at the bottom of the canyon. Sometimes the bees are attracted to the flashlights. If you are allergic to bees, you may not want to participate in this event.