Desert Botanical Garden offers cool flashlight tours

Author: Nancy

Posted on: May 14, 2013


It’s beginning to feel a lot like summer, which means that soon it will be too hot to venture outside for any length of time during the day. Yes, it’s time to find alternative recreational opportunities that don’t involve any exertion under the searing summer sun.

Of course there are the usual indoor solutions like retreating for hours on end to the air conditioned comfort of the malls, movie theater,  bowling alleys or laser tag.  These are all activities that will definitely keep you cool and entertained.  But eventually we all crave doing something outdoors other than trying to find relief in the tepid water of the swimming pool.

During the summer months, the Desert Botanical Garden offers Garden Flashlight Tours that will get you outside and give you a chance to see another, cooler side of the desert. From May through August, you can explore how the desert comes to life when the sun goes down. You might see nighthawks that have their own built in super night vision, snakes or other furry or scaly nocturnal desert dwellers. You might even see rare, night blooming flowers. The self-guided tour lets you set your own pace along the trail which takes you to 10 discovery stations.

So, this summer fetch your flashlights and hit the trail for a fun, cool and interesting Garden Flashlight Tour. Tours are held Thursdays and Saturday May 30 – August 31, 7-9 p.m. For more information call the Desert Botanical Garden, 480-941-1225 or visit


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