Newts, Tarantulas, and Scorpions, oh my! Exploration hikes at Lindsay! Now-July 9

Join Lindsay’s naturalists for hikes throughout the spring and summer!

What: Lindsay Wildlife Experience offers family hikes for all ages! Spot frogs and newts in local ponds; explore the natural habitat of baby tarantulas; and observe scorpions that glow in the dark under black lights!GlowingScorpion

“Our goal is to educate members of the community on the array of wildlife to be found on the many hiking paths in Contra Costa County,” said Melissa Strongman, Director of Education. “Lindsay selects easily accessible hiking trails anyone can return to, again and again, to indulge their naturalist’s curiosity.”

Where: Newt Hikes are in Briones Regional Park, Martinez. Baby Tarantula Hikes are in Mitchell Canyon Visitor’s Center at Mt. Diablo State Park. Neon Scorpion Evening Hikes are in Mitchell Canyon Visitor’s Center at Mt. Diablo State Park.

When: Hikes are available now through the spring and into summer. The last hike is scheduled for July 9. Check the Lindsay website for exact dates and times.

Cost: $10 for Lindsay members; $15 for non-members

For more information: Please call (925) 627-2913 or visit Go to the dropbox link for images from previous hikes.


About Lindsay Wildlife Experience:
Lindsay connects people with wildlife to inspire responsibility and respect for the world we share. It is a unique natural history and environmental education center where wild live animals are just inches away from visitors. It serves more than 100,000 children and adults and treats more than 5,500 animals each year at the first wildlife rehabilitation hospital established in the U.S.