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White Tank Hike, 11am-1pm

February 22 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm


FINDING the DESERT’S “GENERAL STORE and PETROGLYPHS, AT WHITE TANK MOUNTAIN REGIONAL PARK, 11 am-1 pm, Thursday, February 22, meet at the Visitor Center just outside the park, limited to 24 people; $15 fee (covers park entrance fee). Join White Tank Mountain Regional Park Ranger Jessica Bland, an archaeologist, on a hike back in time on the Black Rock Trail and discover the desert’s “general store” of edible plants and petroglyphs along this gentle trail. This 2-mile hike provides an opportunity to see petroglyphs and other artifacts and learn about the archaeological history and what it can and can’t tell us about the past.  Wear comfortable clothing and bring binoculars, water and a camera.

 Instructor Justin Williams, Justin received an associate degree in Math/Biology/Health at Adirondack Community College and transferred to SUNY Potsdam College to complete a degree in Bio/Chemistry with a concentration in Hepatology, Ecology, Animal Behavior, Dendrology, Botany, and Microbiology. Once he graduated he transferred to University of Southern Mississippi at the Gulf Coast Research Laboratory. After moving to Arizona, he worked at Wildlife World Zoo and Aquarium and trained and fed the animals as well as did outreach programs and the local news with many different animals such as mountain lions, lizards, snakes, skunks. His passion is to take people on the journey of what characteristics to look for on the plant or animal to help identify it. he enjoys nature and exploring the Sonoran Desert with people who share similar passions; and he says, “on top of that I get paid for it!”




February 22
11:00 am - 1:00 pm
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Tamra Stark
623 544-6194